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Spitfire Mk.XVI
SPACE Set for the Eduard kits

Eduard, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price

Eduard Item No. 3DL48041 - Spitfire Mk.XVI SPACE for the Eduard kit.

USD$14.95 plus shipping available online from Eduard's website

Contents and Media:

3D printed and photo-etched parts; instructions

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High level of detail; plenty of choice available according to the modeller's individual preference.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation:

The use of the Space set will result in a different look for your Eduard's 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.XVI cockpit.

If you have the Weekend Edition or Overtrees Edition of Eduard's 1/48 Spitfire XVI that do not include photo-etched parts, these will be even more valuable.

There's certainly no lack of choice when detailing a cockpit these days!

Reviewed by Brett Green

FirstLook

 

Eduard has just expanded their range of accessories for their 1:48 scale Spitfire family.

This new SPACE set comprises 3D printed decals for the seat backrest, cabling, instrument panels and placards; plus photo-etched parts for the half-tone harness straps, oilot's armour and other small details.

 

 

I used SPACE sets earlier this year on my Eduard Fw 190 F-8 and Bronco MiG-15 and I was very pleased with the results.

 

 

The 3D printed decals look really good in real life - better than my much larger-than-life studio photos!

I found that the 3D decals barely needed to be wet at all before they would slide - or sometimes fall - off the backing sheet.

In the end I did not dip the 3D Decals in water at all - I simply popped them off with the tip of a hobby knife.

 

 

These photos show the Fw 190 F-8 SPACE set in action on my Eduard 1/48 scale Wurger.

 

 

I used Gator’s Grip acrylic glue to secure the 3D printed decals to the plastic kit parts.

 

 

Detailed instructions are included.

 

 

Conclusion

 

The use of the Space set will result in a different look for your Eduard's 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.XVI cockpit.

If you have the Weekend Edition or Overtrees Edition of Eduard's 1/48 Spitfire XVI that do not include photo-etched parts, this SPACE set will be even more valuable.

There's certainly no lack of choice when detailing a cockpit these days!

Thanks to Eduard for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2021 by Brett Green
Page Created 25 November, 2021
Last updated 26 November, 2021

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