02119 Eduard Aussie Eight, Ltd Ed Dual Combo Spitfire Mk VIII, Aus Decals 1:72 Scale
Aussie Eight, Limited Edition Dual Combo, 2 x Spitfire Mk VIII with RAAF Australian Decals. 1:72 Scale
02119 - Eduard
Eduard release of a dual-kit of the Spitfire Mk. VIII in RAAF Australian service colours in 1/72 scale. This kit includes two complete Spitfire Mk. VIII kits, two sets of resin main wheels, two resin tail wheels, a masking set for two kits, two sets of photo-etch, decals and the Second Edition of Peter Malone's Aussie Eight book.
The paint schemes provided range from Foliage Green/Dark Earth to overall Foliage Green to Dark Sea Grey/Ocean Grey/Foliage Green to overall silver. There is even one aircraft in Dark Earth/Middle Stone. Several of the options have shark mouths which range from small thin ones to a couple that cover the entire lower portion of the nose.
The kit also includes oxygen bottles behind the seat and some other interior details, however, once the fuselage is closed up, not much of this detail is visible. The canopy can be built either or open or closed.
There are two different wheel well configurations, depending on which aircraft you are building. Most of the included markings have standard pointed wingtips but one aircraft has extended pointed wing tips.
The kit also includes the Second version of Peter Malone's book on the Spitfire Mk. VIII in RAAF service. The first two chapters discuss the history of the Mk. VIII in Australian service and the various camouflage schemes worn by RAAF Mk. VIII's. The bulk of the book contains accounts of the pilots who flew the Mk. VIIIs and whose aircraft are included as options in the kit. There are a lot of black and white photographs of the pilots and their aircraft along with photographs of normal maintenance and operations. The photographs are of very good quality and provide a lot of information and diorama ideas abound.
- plastic parts: Eduard
- No. of decal options: 32
- Decals: Cartograf
- PE parts: Yes
- painting mask: yes
- resin parts: Wheels
- Includes book about Australian Spitfires Mk.VIII in English language. 2nd extended edition, 112 pg.
Kit does NOT include glue or paint.
This Limited Edition kit also includes FREE POSTAGE to anywhere in Australia.