1⁄48Preview: Eduard's Spitfire IX
the kitThe new Spitfire Mk. IX 1/48 scale kit from Eduard should hit the shelves soon. The kit is intended for April and test shots were presented at the last Toy Fair in Nuremberg and happily distributed to the specialized press.
After failed attempts from several manufacturers, will we finally see a reproduction worthy of the name at this scale of one of the most iconic versions of the famous British fighter? In view of the sprues already finalized, the answer seems to be definitely yes since Eduard offers the same level of finish as on its last models, including the MiG-21 and the Bf 109E. If the shapes and dimensions are correct, it will certainly be the best model of this important variant in 1/48 scale.
The first release will be a "Profipack" boxing with photo etched parts, masks and decals for four paint shemes. Icing on the cake are the numerous options provided with the kit (see accompanying pictures) and the fact that the plastic parts have been designed to receive later Brassin parts to enhance the level of detail. A "Royal Class" boxing is also in preparation. It will include two complete kits and several bonuses. Certainly it will be a great collector item. You just can't have too many Spitfires!
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