Spitfire Mk. IX Wheels (4-spoke) & Paint Masks

Published: January 25th, 2021     
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Reviewed by: Gino Dykstra - IPMS# 11198
Scale: 1/32
Price: $13.95
Product / Stock #: 2241
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Aires, a company out of Czechoslovakia, continues to create wonderful detail parts with the release of their 4-spoke Spitfire main wheels and masks, intended for the Tamiya kit. Cast in a medium gray styrene, they capture the most minute details, from the Dunlop letters to the exceptionally fine ribbing along the rims of the tires to the air valves.

As always seems to be the case with this manufacturer, the casting is absolutely flawless. A set of vinyl masks with clear, detailed instructions in their use are also included to permit you to make the best use of these detail parts.

There is simply no way to go wrong with these detail parts. They are straight "drop-in" replacements for the original kit tires and definitely add something to the final build. Frankly, they just cannot be beat.

My thanks to Aires Hobby Models for the sample and to IPMS/USA for a chance to add these to my own build of this iconic aircraft.

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