Supermarine Spitfire C-Wing (Tamiya Mk.IX and VIII)
Kopecky Scale Models, 1/32 scale
Kopecky Scale Models from the Czech Republic has released a C-Wing Gun Bay Set for Tamiya's 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.IX and VIII kits.
The set comprises 32 parts cast in dark grey resin. The left and right gun bays are included.
This set is specific to the Tamiya kits. A separate set is available for the Revell 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.IXc.
Casting quality is perfect on my sample.
The jewell in the crown are the two gun bays and ammo trays. These are impressive one-piece castings with a high level of detail.
Two Hispano cannon are supplied. These are made up from three pieces each.
Once again, detail is excellent.
One full ammo box is included for each side too.
Covers are provided for the cannon bays and ammo trays in two styles - one for the single-gun narrow blister and one for the wider two-gun blister.
Structural detail is cast onto the inner surfaces of the gun covers, with reinforcing strips also being included with the narrow blisters.
Smaller structural features such as the heating tubes and reinforcing brackets are supplied too.
A folded A4 page of instructions will guide you through the installation process.
Clean-up will be easy for the most part, although you will need to spend a bit of time and care removing the blocks from the gun bay castings. The rest of the parts are attached via fine strips.
There will be some cutting of the kit wing required. The gun bay coves on the Tamiya wing are separate parst but the square covers over the ammo trays will have to be cut away from the kit wings.
Kopecky Scale Models' 1/32 scale Spitfire C-Wing gun bay is an exquisite piece of casting that will add an extra level of detail to your Tamiya Spitfire wings.
Thanks to Kopecky Scale Models for the review sample
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Page Created 30 July, 2021
30 July, 2021
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