Spitfire Mk IX early cowling

Published: November 28th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Pablo Bauleo, IPMS# 46363
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard
Price: $4.95
Product / Stock #: 648305

Eduard Models continue to expand its Brassin line, this time with a drop-in replacement part for their excellent Spitfire Mk IX line: the top cowling.

The part itself is molded in resin and very small casting pours, making removal of the part trivial. The part itself shows no bubbles and exquisite fine detail, down to the rivets.

The plastic parts are not bad at all, however, they have a seam line that needs to be puttied and sanded to make it disappear. The resin part does not have any seam line and it is ready to be installed.

Note that the resin part fits excellently the width of the fuselage nose. However, when removed from the pouring stab it is slightly longer than the rest of the fuselage, perhaps by 1/32 of an inch.

It was very simple to sand it to fit of the surrounding plastic parts. Moreover, the sanding marks will be hidden by the propeller spinner.

Recommended to modelers of all skill levels.

I would like to thank Eduard and IPMS/USA for the review sample

  • Parts comparison
    Parts comparison
  • Plastic part detail
    Plastic part detail
  • Resin part detail
    Resin part detail
  • Finished model Brassin cowling installed.
    Finished model Brassin cowling installed.