Spitfire Mk.XIVc Cockpit Set

Published: October 12th, 2010     
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Reviewed by: 
Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Aires Hobby Models
Price: $25.00
Product / Stock #: 4462

The Academy Spitfire Mk.XIVc is a really nice kit but it is let down by the cockpit. Aires rectifies that with this new set. Molded in light grey and tan resin that is blemish and bubble free the amount of detail is impressive. The casting is flawless and some of the undercuts are really deep. I don't know how they can do it. Besides the 12 pieces of resin there is a film for the instruments and a fret of photo etch. The breakdown is logical and well thought out.

The hardest part of the whole conversion will be the need to thin down the side kit sidewalls. Everything else is just as simple as removing the parts from the pour stubs and assembling them. The resin parts are precisely made and look fantastic. If you have this kit you'll want this interior.

Simple yet effective, this interior will add immensely to the Academy kit.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Aires for the review copy. You can obtain yours from your LHS, online retailers or directly from Aires at http://www.aires.cz/en/ . Let them know IPMS/USA sent you.

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