11143 Eduard, The Spitfire Story, Limited Edition. 1:48 Scale FREE Postage
The Spitfire Story, WWII Spitfire Mk I, Limited Edition, 1:48 Scale
11143 - Eduard
The Supermarine Spitfire was the only Allied fighter aircraft of the Second World War to see front line service from the beginning of the conflict, in September 1939, through to the end in August 1945.
The Spitfire's post-war service career continued into the 1950s.
The basic airframe proved to be extremely adaptable, capable of taking far more powerful engines and far greater loads than its original role as a short-range interceptor had anticipated. This would lead to 19 marks of Spitfire and 52 sub-variants being produced throughout the Second World War and beyond.
The Spitfire Mk.I was the first production variant, fitted with eight .303 Browning machine guns in the wings. Many changes and enhancements were introduced during its production run.
This model depicts the early-Merlin release in Dual Combo, Limited Edition guise. Parts are supplied to build two complete models - one early version and one later. Included are accurate markings for 4 earlier versions and 6 for the later fuselage type models.
Eduard's 1/48 scale "Spitfire Story - The Few" comprises 358 parts in grey coloured plastic (58 marked not for use); 42 parts in clear (20 parts not for use); two colour photo-etched frets; self-adhesive die-cut masking sheets; markings for ten aircraft; and one resin standing pilot figure. There are also a large number of optional parts that will remain on the sprues so the total parts per kit is really quite manageable.
Eduard combines plastic and colour photo-etched parts in this Limited Edition kit, delivering a very high level of detail straight from the box. The cockpit benefits most from the photo-etch with a nice multi-layered instrument panel, coloured harness straps and scale-thickness pilot's armour.
Model Kit Features:
British WWII aircraft Spitfire MkI in 1:48 scale. Focused on aircraft from their introduction into the service to the end of the Battle of Britain.
- Dual Combo - plastic parts, photo etched details and painting masks for two complete models
- Different fuselage options for either of the two models
- Decals for 10 marking options
- Sir Douglas Robert Stuart Bader CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, resin figure in 1:48 scale.
- plastic parts: Eduard
- No. of marking options: 10
- Decals: Eduard
- Photo Etch parts: yes, pre-painted
- Includes Painting Mask
- Resin parts: yes, figurine of Douglas Bader
- full colour gloss instructional manual
Glue and paint are required but are not included.
This outstanding model kit also includes FREE postage to anywhere in Australia.