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Spitfire Mk.V Updates (For Eduard)

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Eduard have been expanding their Spitfire repertoire in 1:48 for a while, and we’ve now got the Mk.Vs in their inimitable style, with lots of detail moulded-in, but with scope for expansion of that for the super-detailer still possible.  Eduard's new range of sets are here to improve on the kit detail in the usual modular manner.  Get what you want for the areas you want to be more of a focal point.  As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE) and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between.



SPACE 3D Printed Cockpit Set (3DL48031)

The Eduard SPACE sets use new 3D printing techniques that lay down successive layers of different colour resin, creating highly realistic almost full complete panels that are supplied on a decal sheet.  They can depict metallic shades, plus glossy, satin and matt colours too, which really ups the detail on everything they print.  In addition, a small sheet of nickel-plated and pre-painted PE is included for the aspects of the set that lend themselves better to this medium, such as seatbelts and rudder pedals.


The nickel plated and pre-painted sheet contains seatbelts; back and head armour; x-brace between fuselage frames; small handles and door catch; canopy closure handle; rudder pedal surfaces and other small detail parts.  A complete set of new layered instrument panels and side consoles are the primary parts on the 3D printed sheet, with a beautiful rolled back cushion; compass; sidewall equipment and boxes; wiring loom and other tiny parts also supplied.







Seatbelts STEEL (FE1207)

These belts are Photo-Etch (PE) steel, and because of their strength they can be etched from thinner material, which improves realism and flexibility in one sitting.  Coupled with the new painting method that adds perceived extra depth to the buckles and other furniture by shading, they are more realistic looking and will drape better than regular brass PE.  The set includes the short lap belts and the longer shoulder belts that have a double layer over the rear, one attaching to the back of the seat, the other merging in a Y-shape and disappearing through the seat armour to a reel behind.







Masks Tface (EX797)

Supplied on a sheet of yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with a full set of masks for the canopy, with compound curved handled by using frame hugging masks, while the highly curved gaps are in-filled with either liquid mask or offcuts from the background tape. It also gives you another set of masks tailored to fit the interior of the glazing so that you can paint the interior and give your model that extra bit of realism.






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