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1/72 Spitfire Mk II
jondubya
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 06:29 AM UTC
Hello---I want to start a Spitfire II in the near future and was wondering which kit was best as far as fit and accuracy. The 1/72 Airfix maybe?---Thanks---John
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 08:33 PM UTC
Howdy,

Revell of Germany have released a 1/72 Spitfire Mk. II recently which is supposed to be quite good.

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2016/12/building-new-revell-172nd-spitfire-mkii.html

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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 11:18 PM UTC
The Airfix kit is one of their newer mouldings and only needs seat belts, maybe a new instrument panel as well
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 11:36 PM UTC
Revell is your choice for a Mk.II out of the box as Airfix only make a Mk.Ia although itís not hard to convert a Mk.Ia into a II.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 04:49 AM UTC
Thanks, I'll look into Revell.---John
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:16 PM UTC
Yep Revell produce a Mk II in 1/32 scale.

I do believe that the Airfix 1/72 scale Spitfire (but which boxing I don't know) contains parts for the Mk 2. Basically the Mk V style oil cooler (round opening instead of half round) alloy covered, rather than fabric covered ailerons and the late antenna (without the triangular bracket). It will likely be the latest boxing?
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 11:17 PM UTC

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Yep Revell produce a Mk II in 1/32 scale.



And new (re-release?) in 1/72
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:27 AM UTC

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And new (re-release?) in 1/72



Yes mate, I saw that yesterday