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1:72 AZ Model Spitfire Mk. 1
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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 - 10:11 AM UTC


Magnus Fridsell casts a critical eye over AZ Model's new Spitfire Mk. 1 "Early" - part of an ambitious series of new-tool Spitfire Mk. I and II kits.

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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 - 11:13 AM UTC
Thanks for the great review Magnus- very good to hear that all the pretty surface detail is correct!

A pity about the canopy in your boxing, and as you say, there is not an easily available replacement without buying the big Falcon set. I thought the overall score a little harsh, but then again these are not cheap, being at least 150% of the cost of the Tamiya Mk.I, and 300% the cost of the Airfix. I take it that you don't approve of the Tamiya Mk.I? I am very happy that another series of Spitfire kits is available, and it does seem to be the most accurate. This really is the year of the Spitfire!
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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 - 11:28 AM UTC
Hi Ben

I did a double-take too at the overall score too - but Magnus does explain his reasoning. Still, apart from the canopy and that extraordinary seat(!), it does look like AZ could have the basis of the best early-version Spitfire yet in this scale.

All the best

Rowan