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Review Airfix 1/72 Spitfire mk 22

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by yak face, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. yak face

    yak face Staff Member Moderator

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    Here we have the new tool Airfix Spitfire mk 22 in 1/72 scal
    The top opening box has a very nice rendition of the mk22 spit and as usual has the decal options on the side . The bottom tray has a series of building tips ,useful for younger or new modellers and the whole box has a real quality feel to it.
    On to the kit , there are 45 parts on 3 sprues of soft grey plastic and four clear parts.The instructions are the standard exploded diagram and an excellent four view colour diagram for both the decal options -a silver machine and a camouflaged example that took part in the cooper trophy air race .Panel lines are engraved and the exterior detail looks very comprehensive . The cockpit is very well represented and has seperate bulkheads and floor ,and raised detail on the sidewalls , the instrument panel being provided as a decal.Other nice touches include detail on the radiator faces ,in the wheel wells , and weighted tyres with a shaped attachment hole to ensure correct placement.The transparencies are very good, being crystal clear and having optional rear sections ,for open or closed . The decals are in perfect register with good colour density and full stencilling .This looks like a very nice kit and hopefully will build as good as it looks . Price £7.50 from scale models shop (other shops are available, but to be honest arent a patch on John!!) ,a lot of quality for a small price . well done Airfix keep it up! P1110929 [Desktop Resolution].JPG P1110930 [Desktop Resolution].JPG P1110931 [Desktop Resolution].JPG P1110932 [Desktop Resolution].JPG P1110933 [Desktop Resolution].JPG P1110934 [Desktop Resolution].JPG P1110935 [Desktop Resolution].JPG P1110936 [Desktop Resolution].JPG P1110937 [Desktop Resolution].JPG P1110938 [Desktop Resolution].JPG P1110939 [Desktop Resolution].JPG P1110940 [Desktop Resolution].JPG
     
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    It looks good Tony.
    Are you going to knock this one together? It's always good to get an unbiased opinion of how it builds up.
    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    Another nice example of new mould Airfix.
     
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    Airfix Modeller Freak Scale Model Member

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    Quite detailed very nice.
     
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    Very similar to the new tool spit mk1 I'm helping him at the moment to make it and I'm surprised at the detail of this kit, I just hope it goes together better than the old tool
     
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    The new tool Airfix kits are beauties. Nice review Tony, I was looking at this kit a few days back.
     
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    I think it might float to the top of the stash sooner rather than later steve , it looks like it will be a fairly quick ,trouble free build so i can do it alongside some bigger projects , and Joe , if youre thinking about getting one ,go for it , its a quality piece of tooling for not much money, cheers tony
     
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    Wow, a bit of detail in the cockpit and weighted tyres too. Nice review.
     
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    Thanks Tony - a really good informative post. It's not good for marital harmony though - I now feel obliged to go out and buy one, wife finds out, difficult time follows...
     

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