Spitfire Mk. IX top cowling
Among the many update product for their Spitfires, Eduard also produced a number of top engine cowling’s.
In my previous reviews you have noted that I did not mentioned any specific issues with Eduard Spitfires. But this does not mean that they can’t be. One of problem which can occur is with the Spitfire engine cowling. In original kit, this element is made from two parts. Obviously that some details can not be captured if made this part as single subject so in Eduard had designed it as two part. Problems can appear when cement this two part, if you don’t join em precisely, you will be forced to correct it, this mean sand, filler… and this can resulted in losing of some surface details. Then make details again…
Brassin cowling is made to avoid this problems, it is easy to use and very detailed. First at all, there is not only one type of top cowling’s, on Spitfire VIII and IX are two types and Eduard produce both of them. Here is demonstration of one of them.
Main photo here, including of photo on kit, is for the Brassin product Spitfire Mk. IX top cowl late, scale is 1/72 and stock code 672 124. Product come in plastic transparent box, inside is small leaflet and one single part. Work is simple possible, cut it of from its base, if need some sand of that area and place on kit. This is it.
Photo of this cowling is here, used on Eduard Spitfire and as you see, it greatly captured surface details and it is so easy to treat with various wash product to give more realistic look. Another product related to this one is stock code 672 123, also Spitfire cowling in 1/72 scale but early series.
For large scale cowling’s are also available, and there is also cowling’s for Spitfire VIII as well XVI. They are identical structure as cowling presented here, in plastic transparent box, one piece inside, cut and place!!!