Pavla U 72-75: Spitfire HF VI conversion




Scott Van Aken


resin. For the Tamiya 1/72 Spitfire Vb kit

This set is allows the builder to make a Spitfire VI using the Tamiya 1/72 Spitfire Vb kit. The conversion set includes extended wing tips, a new four bladed prop and spinner, new fore and aft pressure bulkheads, upper and lower armor plating, desiccant package, seat and nose intakes. The lower armor plating on my set was broken during transit, undoubtedly from rattling around inside the plastic container. A nicely done vacuformed canopy is also included.

Unusual for a conversion set, markings are included for several aircraft. One is a 616 Sq aircraft from Spring of 1942 and the other is a 91 Sq airplane from August of 1942. Serials for several different aircraft are provided, making for a most complete set and one where one doesn't have to scrounge around for markings. The decals are well printed and provide white backgrounds for the fin flashes as separate items.

if this one turns out half as nice as the1/48 set, then this will help you make a great addition to your Spitfire collection.

February 2007

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