Pavla U72-114: Spitfire Mk IX upgrade set




Scott Van Aken


 For the new Airfix kit

We have had Pavla's new early control surfaces and interior set for the recent Airfix 1/72 Spitfire IX. This one is an external upgrade set. It includes a new prop and spinner, new radiators with separate coolant doors, new exhaust, a choice of two new gun bulges for the upper wings, new cannon barrels and two different plugs, one of which looks like the .50 cal gun openings one finds on some Mk XVIs. There are new wheels and a bunch of little bulges and scoops that apply to the Mk.IX during different times of its production life. This set is a direct replacement for the kit parts and after using similar sets on their PR.XIX kit, I can tell you that these truly are an improvement over the kit bits.

As with all Pavla resin sets, this one is very well done. Complete instructions included so you know where everything goes.

February 2010

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