Base Kit: Eduard Spitfire Mk IX
Ultracast from Canada has released several detail sets for the Eduard Spitfire MkIX in 1/48 scale.
This particular set is a drop-in replacement for the Spitfire tubular exhaust. It has been casted in a pale cream-colored resin with a delicate pour stub that will make removal an easy task.
As you can see, the surface is very smooth and the detail is delicate with thin, hollow exhausts. While the plastic parts are also hollow, this resin set allows for insertion after painting.
To use the resin exhausts, you only need to add the provided exhaust supports to the model’s nose in the step where you would add the original kit exhaust pieces. The rest of the assembly can continue as usual, and once painting and finishing is complete, you simply add the resin exhaust by gluing it to the exhaust support added during construction.
It is a simple detail that makes painting and masking a much easier task, and it is highly recommended.
I would like to thank Ultracast and IPMS/USA for the review sample.