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1/72 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1A & Mk.IIA/LR & Mk.V by Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) - Mk.1A/IIA & VA released


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Source: http://www.modelarovo.cz/supermarine-spitfire-mk-1a-1-72-kp-kovozavody-prostejov/

 

- ref. KPM72260 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IA - Wats Prop

https://www.kovozavody.cz/produkt/spitfire-mk-ia-wats-prop/

 

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- ref. KPM72261 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IA - Three-bladed Propeller

https://www.kovozavody.cz/produkt/spitfire-mk-ia-three-blade-prop/

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/KPM72261

 

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- ref. KPM72262 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IA - Commanders

https://www.kovozavody.cz/produkt/spitfire-mk-ia-commanders/

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/KPM72262

 

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- ref. KPM72262 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IA - Black and White

https://www.kovozavody.cz/produkt/spitfire-mk-ia-black-white/

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/KPM72263

 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/72 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1A & Mk.IIA/LR & Mk.V by Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) - box art - Mk.1A release September 2021
3 hours ago, gary from darwin said:

Oh nice. Is this a re pop or new kit. Does anyone know

 

Partial re-use of existing fuselage frames, new wing. 

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The new frame, featuring a complete new wing for the machine gun version and parts for the two-leaf propeller version spitfire, is assuaucered with two original frames for Mk.IB,IIB,VB versions

 

http://www.modelarovo.cz/supermarine-spitfire-mk-1a-1-72-kp-kovozavody-prostejov/

 

 

Incidentally: 
In October and November, we will launch Spitfire Mk.IIA versions including the long-range Mk.IILR version

 

 

I guess some of these will inevitably find their way here to nestle amongst the Mk.V's I have from them :P

 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/72 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1A & Mk.IIA/LR & Mk.V by Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) - box art+schemes+sprues - Mk.1A release September 2021

Sprues pics & test build

Source: https://www.modelarovo.cz/supermarine-spitfire-mk-ia-1-72-kp-kovozavody-prostejov/

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Petr Muzikant, KP/AZ
Spitfire – the legendary British fighter is beautiful. Virtually all companies engaged in the production of plastic models have it in their production program. Four years ago, the company KP-Kovozávody Prostějov also launched its new model in the Mk.Vb and MkVc versions. We had to wait for the first machine gun version of the Mk.Ia to this day. The new Spitfire Mk.Ia model is just coming on sale and there is something to look forward to. The kit is made of metal molds and builds on previous versions. It is supplemented by a completely new frame with a new machine gun wing, different parts for versions with a double-bladed propeller. It also contains an unusual asymmetrically placed additional tank for the Mk.IILR version, which you can expect on sale soon as well. Beautifully clean transparent parts also contain a cabin of early versions. The new plastic parts made of medium-gray plastic are clean, finely negatively engraved without any defects. The inspection structure documented in a few photographs did not reveal any problem, a little putty will require the rear transition of the wing to the stern of the fuselage, where there is a small 0.3 „small crack“. I poured a thicker second of glue on it and cleaned the surface with a debonder. The whole model is glued amazingly simply, the practically perfect interior of the cockpit, including the relief holes in the bulkheads, will delight many fans of this beautiful machine.
The new kit belongs to the „top“ that can be found today on the theme of Spitfire in 1/72 scale. It will surely please all those interested in a simple, accurate and structurally comfortable model of this fighter legend."

 

 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/72 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1A & Mk.IIA/LR & Mk.V by Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) - box art+schemes+sprues - Mk.1A release October 2021

Very nice - I'll probably buy one or two of these. I've had a soft spot for the version with the flat-topped canopy and the two-bladed prop ever since I was a kid, when my father gave me a copy of a WWII spotters' guide, published by Penguin, which included a photo of this one. But is there something wrong with the spinner in this photo, or is that gap supposed to be there?

 

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It's not a deal-breaker - a blob of magical putty will make it vanish if it's wrong...

 

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57 minutes ago, John Thompson said:

Very nice - I'll probably buy one or two of these. I've had a soft spot for the version with the flat-topped canopy and the two-bladed prop ever since I was a kid, when my father gave me a copy of a WWII spotters' guide, published by Penguin, which included a photo of this one. But is there something wrong with the spinner in this photo, or is that gap supposed to be there?

 

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It's not a deal-breaker - a blob of magical putty will make it vanish if it's wrong...

 

John

If you look south west of the two wing tank halves, you should be able to see the insert which will fit into the gap on the spinner.

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Thanks for posting. I am really looking forward to that kit. The KP Mk Vs are of good quality and build into nice models. I am sure I will add more of them to the stash. As I have mentioned already in another thread about KP´s Spitfires the modular structure of the sprues that are including parts for many different versions of the early Mark Spitfires yield a rich harvest of spare parts for your other 1/72 scale Spitfire projects. Actually, KP is rewarding you nearly with complete bonus aircraft if you buy several of their boxings. For example, if you are buying one of these new Mk Is together with their recently released Seafire Mk Ib you get a Vb for free.

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Do I need another Spitfire kit? Probably not, will I buy one or more of these? Most likely, if only the surface detail does not look like a die-cast model 

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How have the other recent KP Spitfires been in terms of accuracy? That'd be a major factor in my decision to buy or not buy. I'd love a better Spitfire I than the Airfix kit, but shape is important to me (said the fat man).

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7 hours ago, Procopius said:

How have the other recent KP Spitfires been in terms of accuracy? That'd be a major factor in my decision to buy or not buy. I'd love a better Spitfire I than the Airfix kit, but shape is important to me (said the fat man).

 

You may check reviews of old Spitfire line from AZ, started in 2009, AFAIK both are the same.

http://spitfiresite.com/2010/04/az-models-172-spitfire-mk-i-kit-review.html

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8 hours ago, Procopius said:

How have the other recent KP Spitfires been in terms of accuracy? That'd be a major factor in my decision to buy or not buy. I'd love a better Spitfire I than the Airfix kit, but shape is important to me (said the fat man).

The KP 1b, Vb and Vc all went together well for me.  They are new moulds (possibly from similar mastering) compared to AZ, not the same as stated above.  They have a full perimeter frame runner compared to AZ.
The feeling is more delicate both in detail and substance than the Airfix 1a.  Although not the finesse or clip together quality of Eduard’s 1/72 Spitfires, the modern KPs can sit next to them on display without jarring.  Nor can I see any problems with shape.

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34 minutes ago, Piotr Mikolajski said:

Masters are the same, how you arrange parts on the resin moulds is not that important. So these moulds are technically "new" but parts design is from 2009.

No. The fuselage sprue is the same as the newer tool Mk V kits. The wing sprue may contain the earlier Mk I parts, though we would have to see them in the flesh to say for sure.

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1 minute ago, Procopius said:

So going by this, the major issue might be the canopy, but the general shape outline and size ought to be good? 

It would be a new canopy, as the newer Mk V fuselages have a completely different arrangement for the canopy fit. This photo of Tony OT's build should give you a good idea of how it works. Very different from the original AZ/KP Spitfires/

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3 minutes ago, lasermonkey said:

I suspect what will happen is that you'll get the newer tool Mk Vb kit with a new sprue containing the necessary bits for the Mk I, just as their Vc had an extra sprue. Don't quote me on that, though!

 

That seems logical. I vaguely recall there were some length or span issues with that kit, wish I could drag that information up from the foggy depths of my memory.

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/72 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1A & Mk.IIA/LR & Mk.V by Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) - Mk.1A released

Released 

- ref. KPM72260 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IA - Wats Prop - https://www.mn-modelar.com/1-72-spitfire-mk-ia-wats-prop-902129757/ & https://www.artscale.eu/172-spitfire-mkia-wats-prop-1

- ref. KPM72261 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IA - Three-bladed Propeller - https://www.mn-modelar.com/1-72-spitfire-mk-ia-three-blade-prop-902129758/ & https://www.artscale.eu/172-spitfire-mkia-three-blade-prop-1

- ref. KPM72262 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IA - Commanders - https://www.mn-modelar.com/1-72-spitfire-mk-ia-commanders-902129759/  & https://www.artscale.eu/172-spitfire-mkia-commanders-1

- ref. KPM72262 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IA - Black and White - https://www.mn-modelar.com/1-72-spitfire-mk-ia-black-white-902129760/ & https://www.artscale.eu/172-spitfire-mkia-black-white-1

 

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7 hours ago, lasermonkey said:

The wing sprue may contain the earlier Mk I parts, though we would have to see them in the flesh to say for sure.

 

AZ/KP uses the same masters to make new (or rather "new") moulds. In this case I expect to see parts for Spitfire Is and IIs exactly the same as with 2009 line releases. Of course they can add some parts from other releases because you have that opportunity in case of resin moulds, but still - core of this release is from 2009.

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2 hours ago, Piotr Mikolajski said:

 

AZ/KP uses the same masters to make new (or rather "new") moulds. In this case I expect to see parts for Spitfire Is and IIs exactly the same as with 2009 line releases. Of course they can add some parts from other releases because you have that opportunity in case of resin moulds, but still - core of this release is from 2009.

 This build thread shows that it is indeed the later release with a new sprue containing the relevant parts for the I/IIa.

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