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Late model Spitfires in 1/72nd?

Started by The Rat, February 07, 2011, 08:58:37 AM

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A project I have in mind could really benefit from a late model Spitfire, like the 22 or 24, preferably a PR variant. I'm having trouble thinking of one, does anyone make such a beast?
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The Rat

Well that would certainly fit the requirement! I have an old completed Testors Mk22 up in the attic that I might strip and rework, but if it seems too much trouble the Hannant's one seems nice.
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Quote from: Mossie on February 07, 2011, 09:28:40 AM
As well as the Xtrakit, Hannants have F.22's listed by Admiral & Special Hobby, all the same kit?


Admiral also have a F.24:


yes and no, the Special Hobby kit is the same mould origin as the Xtrakit one, the Admiral one is a different mould (I have the latter and it's not bad, haven't really looked at it yet)
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Quote from: The Rat on February 07, 2011, 08:58:37 AM
A project I have in mind could really benefit from a late model Spitfire, like the 22 or 24, preferably a PR variant. I'm having trouble thinking of one, does anyone make such a beast?

You do realise I have a vast list involving whiffed Spitfires of every mark?  There could be copyright issues!  ;D
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Quote from: The Rat on February 07, 2011, 09:27:27 AM
Well that would certainly fit the requirement! I have an old completed Testors Mk22 up in the attic that I might strip and rework, but if it seems too much trouble the Hannant's one seems nice.

The old Testors one is no comparison to the new Xtrakit one.  Night and day.  Apart from the fact the Testors one is rivetty, there's no wheel well or u/c, the tailfin is applicable only to the early F22s, radiators too small and wrong shape entirely, the wing is too thin. no cockpit interior at all. It's workable as a conversion fuselage to do the bubbletop F.14 if you use the wing from theHeller Spitfire 16, but it's still a fair bit ofwork to bring it up to 1970s standards, let alone todays.
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Quote from: P1127 on February 07, 2011, 10:04:51 AM
Quote from: Mossie on February 07, 2011, 09:28:40 AM
As well as the Xtrakit, Hannants have F.22's listed by Admiral & Special Hobby, all the same kit?


Admiral also have a F.24:


yes and no, the Special Hobby kit is the same mould origin as the Xtrakit one, the Admiral one is a different mould (I have the latter and it's not bad, haven't really looked at it yet)

The Admiral one is okay but it's £3 more expensive and the Xtrakit one is definitely the better kit - extra canopies (injected), both wheels, better cockpit detail and more decal options.  I have several of the former, one of the latter (plus numerous other kit makes of the F22) and I definitely want more.  I bought the Admiral ones as they were there but now wish I'd kept the money for the Xtrakit one.
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I bought an AZ Mk.18 recently, and it's very nice indeed. I will be getting a couple of Xtrakit 22/24s as well. Though I still wish Airfix would scale down their 1:48 kit, as it looks lovely.
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That build up sure is good....looks like an awesome kit ! Big Spits are too cool.....what do you have in mind, dear Ratty ?

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Quote from: The Wooksta! on February 07, 2011, 05:24:00 PM
[  I bought the Admiral ones as they were there but now wish I'd kept the money for the Xtrakit one.

My Admiral one was a gift for helping with the decal sheet! ;)
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Quote from: Captain Canada on February 07, 2011, 06:48:30 PM
That build up sure is good....looks like an awesome kit ! Big Spits are too cool.....what do you have in mind, dear Ratty ?

:cheers:

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The Rat


Just been reading about the Airfix PR XIX, might go with that.

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Quote from: The Rat on February 07, 2011, 08:05:57 PM
Quote from: Captain Canada on February 07, 2011, 06:48:30 PM
That build up sure is good....looks like an awesome kit ! Big Spits are too cool.....what do you have in mind, dear Ratty ?

:cheers:

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