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Mosquito and Spitfire Updates and Conversions

Silver Cloud, 1/72 & 1/48 scales

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Numbers, Scales, Descriptions and availability:

Silver Cloud Models

  • SCC7209 DH Mosquito PR Mk1/ B.Mk.IV Series 1, 1/72nd  scale, Merlin 21 short nacelle conversion set for Tamiya with decals.

  • Spitfire Mk. IXe conversion for Airfix 1/72nd scale.

  • Spitfire pointed rudder for Airfix 1/72nd scale.

  • SCC7211 Spitfire PR.XIX 170 gal. slipper tank 1/72nd scale.

  • SCC4804 Spitfire Mk. IX torpedo shaped drop tank.

  • SCC4803 Spitfire Mk. IX 'E' wing cannon bay panels.

all available online from Freightdog Models

Contents & Media

In the Mosquito set there are 7 resin parts plus decals for  one a/c, an A4 sized instruction sheet all in a crush proof box. For the rest are the sets,  there is the appropriate resin bits in zip-locked bags.

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Excellent casting; interesting subjects; relatively simple

Disadvantages:

 

Conclusion:

Very interesting subjects, excellent resin and decals.

Reviewed by Glen Porter


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FirstLook

 

The 1/72 Scale Sets

SCC7209, the Mosquito conversion has 7 very nicely cast resin bits to convert the Tamiya B. Mk. IV mosquito into an PR 1 or B.Mk. IV Series 1.

 

 

Both of these a/c had short nacelles that didn't extend beyond the wing trailing edge and short span tail planes and for the B.Mk. IV there is also a set of decals for an a/c from 105 Squadron in May 1942.

 

 

No Pt. No., the Spitfire Mk. IXe conversion for the Airfix kit. This consists of a pointed rudder, two cannon barrels and two machine gun barrels all in resin.

 

 

No Pt. No., a pointed rudder for the Airfix Spitfire Mk. IX in resin.

 

 

SCC7211, a Spitfire PR.XIX 170 gallon slipper tank.


 

The 1/48 Scale Sets

SCC4803, two Spitfire Mk IXe wing cannon bay panels.

 

 

SCC4804, a Spitfire Mk. IX torpedo shaped drop tank with a mount.

 

 

All parts are well cast in resin with no flash, pin wholes or warpage, all bar two have part numbers, all bar one have labels and all are in zip-locked bags.


 

Conclusion

While the Tamiya Mosquito conversion is comprehensive with decals, instructions and is fairly expensive, the others provide the basic parts and are reasonably inexpensive.

Thanks to Silver Cloud and Freightdog Models for the review sample


Silver Cloud kits and decals are available online from their website at http://www.freightdogmodels.co.uk 


Text and Images Copyright 2010 by Glen Porter
Page Created 7 September, 2010
Last updated 7 September, 2010

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