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Spitfire Mk.VIII Top Cowl
for Eduard kit

Eduard BRASSIN, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Eduard BRASSIN Item No. 648 338 - Spitfire Mk.VIII Top Cowl for Eduard Kit

Scale:

1/48

Contents & Media

One part in grey resin.

Price:

USD $4.95 plus shipping available online from Eduard’s website

 

USD$4.95 plus shipping available online from Squadron

 

GBP£3.40 EU Price (£2.83 Export Price) plus shipping available online from Hannants

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Perfect casting; superior detail; easy installation (easier than the kit part).

Disadvantages:

 

Conclusions:

A beautifully detailed and simple one-piece replacement for the split top cowl supplied in the kit. Inexpensive, easy to fit and worthwhile.


Reviewed by Brett Green


Eduard's 1/48 BRASSIN Spitfire VIII Top Cowl is available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

One of the few minor quibbles about Eduard's superb 1/48 scale Spitfire family is that the top cowl is split down the middle into two pieces, leaving a sometimes tricky seam to clean up.

Eduard has now addressed this issue on their 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.VIII kit with this simeple, one-piece resin upper cowl.

 

 

It couldn't be much simpler. The crisply detailed upper cowl can be quickly removed from its casting surrounds and then glued to the upper nose.

Detail is superior to the kit part. I particularly like the line of fasteners that surround the base of the cowl.

I have freed the part from its resin casting base. This is a very simple exercise, taking only a few minutes with sprue cutters, a sharp hobby knife and a sanding stick.

 

 

This is an easy, inexpensive and worthwhile upgrade for Eduard's 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.VIII.

Thanks to Eduard for the samples and images.


Review Text and Images Copyright 2017 by Brett Green
Page Created 8 December, 2017
Last updated 8 December, 2017

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