Spitfire Mk IX Cockpit Door

Published: August 30th, 2018     
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Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/32
Company: Aires Hobby Models
Price: $6.50
Product / Stock #: 32 198

IPMS/USA thanks the Aires team once again for sending us this simple, excellent item for use on a kit, in this case, a Quickboost spitfire pilot entry door replacement for the new-mold Revell 1/32 Spitfire Mk V through IX. And thanks to Phil and John for obtaining the sets for the team...

This set consists of one detailed entry door and a crowbar. The door is detailed enough you can leave the crowbar out (which I understand was a frequent option) if you so desire. The door contains frame and latch details, the torque tube with detailed U-drive section, and stringer detail.

Simplicity is the byword... leave on the pour stub, spray with your favorite lacquer primer, then paint with interior green and carefully weather and wash. Remove from the pour stub CAREFULLY, as the crowbar mounts and door latch is delicate but still strong. Install on your model, and touch up paint. DONE!

Quickboost: Perfectly formed casting, options (for crowbar or without), and an excellent upgrade to your spitfire. Other benefits: Little cutting, about as simple as aftermarket can get. This set is realistic out of the bag, and worth the asking price. THANK YOU to Aires Quickboost for the review item... and thanks to Phil for forwarding and John approving my working these sets.

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    Part Comparison
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    Aires Door with Crowbar Clips
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    Door With Latch Detail
  • Kit Door in Place
    Kit Door in Place