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Spitfire Mk.XIV
Cockpit Upgrade

for Spitfire Mk.XIV cockpit

Laminar Flow Design, 1/32 scale

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Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price

Laminar Flow Designs Item No. LFD32-006 - Spitfire F/FR XIV Cockpit Upgrade for Tamiya's Spitfire Mk.XVI kit and LFd Conversions

€22.99 plus shipping available online from Laminar Flow Design's web store

Contents and Media:

37 parts in grey 3d printed resin; detailed instructions

Scale:

1/32 scale

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Perftectly printed; very high level of detail; minimal surgery to donor kit.
Disadvantages: Some patience and experience will be helpful when removing and preparing parts.
Recommendation:

Laminar Flow Design has added the option of this impressive cockpit upgrade / conversion to suit their stunning Spitfire Mk.XIV high back and low back conversions. No stone has been unturned in the quest for accuracy in this 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.XIV cockpit.

Reviewed by Brett Green

FirstLook

 

Laminar Flow Design is a new company from Belgium that is producing a range of 3d printed aircraft conversions and accessories.

Their debut productions were two Spitfire F/FR XIVe conversions for Tamiya's Spitfire Mk.XVI kit - a high-back and a low-back bubble-top.

Laminar Flow Design has now added a highly detailed 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.XIV cockpit upgrade / conversion for the Tamiya kit..

The upgrade is delivered in a compact cardboard box packed securely.

 

 

The set comprises 37 grey 3d printed resin parts and detailed instructions, specifically:

  • Throttle Quadrant Assembly (Gyro or reflector type handles)

  • Port Side switchbox

  • Separate Rudder Trim

  • Waffle Foot guards

  • Landing Gear Quadrant

  • Priming Pump & Bracket

  • Access Door & Crowbar

  • Hood control Lever & handle (low back)

Multiple handles and levers are also provided.

 

 

The parts are enclosed in a resin printing cage.

The instructions advise the modeller to cut the four pillars at the base of the cage, then work inward as required. It is also recommended that a razor saw or a new scalpel blade should be used to free the parts.

 

 

I used a combination of a sprue cutter and a new hobby knife blade to remove the cage and then separate all the individual parts.

 

 

Once the parts have been freed, you can appreciate the quality of this conversion.

 

 

Detail is uncompromising and printing is flawless.

 

 

Many of the pieces are genuinely tiny. The instructtions recommend magnification glasses and I certainly gave my Optivisor a workout!

 

 

The instructions are clearly laid out and include text and photographic assembly steps.

 

  • Laminar Flow Design's Item No. LFD32-006 - Spitfire F/FR XIV Cockpit Upgrade for Tamiya's Spitfire M: Image
  • Laminar Flow Design's Item No. LFD32-006 - Spitfire F/FR XIV Cockpit Upgrade for Tamiya's Spitfire M: Image
  • Laminar Flow Design's Item No. LFD32-006 - Spitfire F/FR XIV Cockpit Upgrade for Tamiya's Spitfire M: Image
  • Laminar Flow Design's Item No. LFD32-006 - Spitfire F/FR XIV Cockpit Upgrade for Tamiya's Spitfire M: Image
  • Laminar Flow Design's Item No. LFD32-006 - Spitfire F/FR XIV Cockpit Upgrade for Tamiya's Spitfire M: Image
  • Laminar Flow Design's Item No. LFD32-006 - Spitfire F/FR XIV Cockpit Upgrade for Tamiya's Spitfire M: Image
  • Laminar Flow Design's Item No. LFD32-006 - Spitfire F/FR XIV Cockpit Upgrade for Tamiya's Spitfire M: Image
  • Laminar Flow Design's Item No. LFD32-006 - Spitfire F/FR XIV Cockpit Upgrade for Tamiya's Spitfire M: Image
  • Laminar Flow Design's Item No. LFD32-006 - Spitfire F/FR XIV Cockpit Upgrade for Tamiya's Spitfire M: Image
  • Laminar Flow Design's Item No. LFD32-006 - Spitfire F/FR XIV Cockpit Upgrade for Tamiya's Spitfire M: Image
  • Laminar Flow Design's Item No. LFD32-006 - Spitfire F/FR XIV Cockpit Upgrade for Tamiya's Spitfire M: Image
  • Laminar Flow Design's Item No. LFD32-006 - Spitfire F/FR XIV Cockpit Upgrade for Tamiya's Spitfire M: Image
  • Laminar Flow Design's Item No. LFD32-006 - Spitfire F/FR XIV Cockpit Upgrade for Tamiya's Spitfire M: Image
  • Laminar Flow Design's Item No. LFD32-006 - Spitfire F/FR XIV Cockpit Upgrade for Tamiya's Spitfire M: Image
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Conclusion

 

Laminar Flow Design has added the option of this impressive cockpit upgrade / conversion to suit their stunning Spitfire Mk.XIV high back and low back conversions.

No stone has been unturned in the quest for accuracy in this 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.XIV cockpit.

This cockpit upgrade will be a valuable addition to your 1/32 scale Tamiya / Laminar Flow Spitfire Mk.XIV project.

This set is in stock at Laminar Flow's webs store now but be quick - this is a genuinely limited release.

Thanks to Laminar Flow Design for the sample


Text and Images Copyright 2023 by Brett Green
Page Created 23 November, 2023
Last updated 23 November, 2023

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