Eduard Model Accessories

1/48 Spitfire Mk.I interior photo etch detail set

Product # 491102 for Airfix kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on July 3 2020

      

This pre-painted photo etch detail set from Eduard is part of the Zoom series of photo etch sets and is available directly from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis is strictly a cockpit detail set designed for the 1/48 Airfix Spitfire Mk.l.  The parts include some pre-painted parts for the multi-layered instrument panel, rudder pedals, throttle controls, oxygen bottle mounts, sidewall details, pilot door and fittings including breaker bar   etc.  

 

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There are 4 pages of instruction in the usual line drawing format that Eduard is famous for and which are so easy to follow.  You will be required to cut away detail on the kit parts to fit these photo etched parts, but this is indicated on the instruction sheets.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.

If you attach photo etch parts to clear styrene, then the CA glue fumes will fog the clear styrene.  To avoid fogging the clear styrene from CA glue fumes you can coat the clear styrene parts in Future to provide a barrier or use a different adhesive such as white glue or Future itself as a glue.  Future and white glue are effective to use to glue photo etch parts to clear styrene, but they do take a long time to dry.  

The Spitfire Mkl is the Spitfire that saved the United Kingdom during 5the dark days in the summer of 1940 during the Battle of Britain so the Mk.; holds a special place among Spitfire fans.  This photo etch set does an amazing job adding fine detail to all areas of the cockpit.  I like this set quite a bit.  Eduard does sell a pre-painted seatbelt set separately product # FE 1103 that you can combine with this set.  

You can buy this pre-painted photo etch detail set and thousands of other items directly from Eduard Model Accessories.

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford