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Spitfire Mk.IX Wheel & Undercarriage Sets

Eduard BRASSIN, 1/72 scale


S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Spitfire Mk.IX Wheels:

672106 – 5 Spoke Smooth Tire
672107 – 5 Spoke with Pattern
672108 – 4 Spoke Smooth Tire
672109 – 4 Spoke with Pattern

672134 – Spitfire Mk.IX Undercarriage Legs

Spitfire Mk.IX Undercarriage Legs, doors and Wheels:

672135 – 5 Spoke Smooth Tire
672136 – 5 Spoke with Pattern
672137 – 4 Spoke Smooth Tire
672138 – 4 Spoke with Pattern

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media:

Item #

Description

673106 - 673109

Two main wheels and one tail wheel in resin, with a pre-cut Kabuki tape paint mask.

672134

Two bronze main undercarriage legs, one PE fret with three torque links, and two resin u/c doors.

672135 - 672138

Wheel choices as per 673106 to 673109 above combined with 672134.

Price:

Available online from these stockists:

Stockist

672106 - 672109
Wheel Sets

672134

Undercarriage Set

672135 - 672138
Undercarriage Sets with wheels

Eduard

US$7.95

US$14.95

US$19.95

Hannants

£4.33

£8.17

£10.83

Squadron

US$7.95

US$14.95

US$19.95

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Superb quality.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusions:

All of these sets are excellent quality items intended to gild the lily that is Eduard’s 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk.IX. To be honest, I feel they cater to the most fastidious of modellers, as many will be content with the kit-supplied items.

Eduard conveniently provides a choice for those who only want better wheels or better undercarriage legs and doors, or those who desire both; in which case a saving of 37% can be made by buying one of the combined wheel and undercarriage sets.

Highly recommended.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


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FirstLook

 

For many, Eduard is a brand synonymous with superb quality; this is certainly the case with the review items, from their packaging and instructions, to the actual components.

The sets reviewed here are designed to complement the best Spitfire Mk.IX kit in “The One True Scale”, which unsurprisingly is made by Eduard as well (Brett took a ‘first look’ at it here on HyperScale); but of course, they will suit other brand kits too.

 

 

The sets neatly meet three varying needs, catering for those who only want better wheels or better undercarriage legs and doors, or those who desire both; in which case a saving of 37% can be made by buying one of the combined wheel and undercarriage sets.

A picture is worth a thousand words, and this adage certainly applies to this “first look”. I have used Eduard’s CAD illustrations and images of the actual items; as the latter being a very fair reflection of the contents I have not taken my own images. These, and the downloadable instructions on Eduard’s website, should provide readers with almost all they need to about the contents and their intended placement.

 

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Conclusion

 

All of these sets are excellent quality items intended to gild the lily that is Eduard’s 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk.IX. To be honest, I feel they cater to the most fastidious of modellers, as many will be content with the kit-supplied items.
Eduard conveniently provides a choice for those who only want better wheels or better undercarriage legs and doors, or those who desire both; in which case a saving of 37% can be made by buying one of the combined wheel and undercarriage sets.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for the samples and images.


Review Text & Images Copyright 2017 by Mark Davies
Page Created 23 January, 2017
Last updated 23 January, 2017

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