Trumpeter 1/24th scale Spitfire MkV
Trumpeter’s 1/24th scale Spitfire MkV was an interesting build. Out of the box, there’s lots wrong but thankfully Grey Matter provide replacement stabilisers (the kit’s are moulded fabric-covered), new exhausts and a new seat (but you have the make the armour plate yourself). I also added a few bits to the engine such as the cowling fasteners, as well as the prominent coolant pipework on the right side of the engine running back from the header tank that’s completely missing in the kit. The colours of the decals were well off too, so Techmod came to the rescue here.
It’s a shame is has so many niggles as it’s a kit that goes together really well with no filler needed. Surface details are fairly good, and overall it was a really fun build. I think it probably has the edge over the ancient Airfix kit, but sadly you need to invest a few extra quid if you want an accurate 1/24th Spit.
Best wishes all,
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