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Spitfire Mk.I Updates
ZOOM Photo-Etch, SPACE and Masks

for the 1/32 scale Kotare kits

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Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price

Eduard Item Nos.:

33349 - Eduard Spitfire Mk.I ZOOM for Kotare kit. USD$14.95

33350 - Eduard Spitfire Mk.I Seat Belts for Kotare kits. USD$10.95

3DL32016 - Eduard SPACE Spitfire Mk.I for Kotare kit. USD$16.95

JX309 Masks Spitfire Mk.I for Kotare kits. USD$14.95

available online from Eduard's website

Contents and Media:

Photo-Etched Sets - pre-painted and unpainted photo-etched detail parts.

SPACE Set - 3D printed and colour photo-etched parts.

Mask Set - self-adhesive, die-cut masks for clear parts and wheels.

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High level of detail that will result in an even more impressive Kotare 1/32 Spitfire Mk.I.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: The use of the Zoom photo-etched fret will result in a noticeably better detailed cockpit, especially around the instrument panel and side consoles. The addition of the photo-etched harness straps will also be a highly visible upgrade. The 3D printed and photo-etched SPACE cockpit upgrade is a legitimate alternative to the ZOOM PE. The masks will save you a lot of time and add sharp precision to the clear parts too! These are very useful investments for your Kotare 1/32 Spitfire Mk.I kits.

Reviewed by Brett Green

FirstLook


Eduard has produced a range of accessories for the recent Kotare 1/32 Spitfire Mk.I.kits.

Tonight I review four of Eduard's useful upgrades.

 

33349 - Eduard Zoom Spitfire Mk.I for Kotare kit. USD$14.95

 

 

Even the entry-level Zoom series offers super detail with one colour photo-etched fret providing detail focused on the cockpit.

 

 

The fret supplies a replacement layered instrument panel, boxes, consoles, throttle, switches, knobs and more.

 

 

This represents great value for the big cockpit.

 

 

This will be a very visible update for Kotare's 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.I kits.


 

33350 - Eduard Spitfire Mk.I Seat Belts for Kotare kits. USD$10.95

This new photo-etched fret supplies a full photo-etched harness for Kotare's 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.I kits.

 

 

Details are picked out, with stitching and hardware printed directly onto the photo-etched straps and mounts.

The half-tone rendering of shadows is also subtly done.

 

 

This harness set will be the ideal accompaniment to the Zoom cockpit detail set reviewed above.


 

3DL32016 - Eduard SPACE Spitfire Mk.I for Kotare kit. USD$16.95

Eduard has expanded their range of accessories to include a SPACE multi-media update set for Kotare's 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.I kits.

This SPACE set comprises a 3D printed instrument panel plus photo-etched parts for the half-tone harness straps.

 

 

The face of the instrument panel is pre-painted with impresive detail.

Application of the 3d printed parts is very simple. You may choose to float the pieces off the backing sheet in lukewarm water, or pick the pieces off with the tip of a hobby blade.

 

 

The STEEL photo-etched fret supplies nice flexible pre-coloured harness straps for the pilot.

 

 

The pilot gets a full Sutton Harness.

 

 

Detailed instructions are included.


 

JX309 Masks Spitfire Mk.I for Kotare kits. USD$14.95

 

 

Die-cut, self-adhesive masks for the canopy and wheels.

 

 

These represent a fast and accurate solution for a time consuming and often disliked modelling task on the canopy of the 1/32 scale Kotare Spitfire Mk.I kits.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Using the Zoom photo-etched fret will result in a noticeably better detailed cockpit, especially around the instrument panel.

The addition of the photo-etched harness straps will also be a highly visible upgrade.

The 3D printed and photo-etched SPACE cockpit upgrade is a legitimate alternative to the ZOOM PE - the choice is yours..

The masks will save you a lot of time and add sharp precision to the clear parts too! These are very useful investments for your ICM Beaufirt Mk.I kits.

Thanks to Eduard for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2023 by Brett Green
Page Created 14 November, 2023
Last updated 15 November, 2023

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