Spitfire drop tank
I guess when Spitifire external fuel tank is mentioned, that first association is streamlined fuel tank, placed under the belly. So for me is very interesting to build other type of fuel tank, more common shape and type, as we see today.
Spitfire drop tank was used among many other types of fuel tank and Eduard did made this one to equip their series of Spitfires kits. Scale of their product is 1/72, it is mixed pack (resin and etched parts) and stock code is 672122. It belong to Brassin series of product, it come in transparent plastic case and content is two resin parts, one sheet of etched part’s and small instruction leaflet.
Before start work with this, it is good to drill holes in your Spitfire kit. On the bottom wings you have visible hole points where to drill in case you want to attach drop tank. Drill this in during the assembly, it will be a bit complicated to do later.
Work on Brassin drop tank is easy, remove fuel tank and its pylon from mold base and slightly sand to achieve smooth surface. On pylon need to attach etched part (Eduard provide two samples) on front part. Paint this tank with required paint, I use Medium Grey color. When its dry, attach it on completed kit.