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1:48 PRU Spitfires
Merlin
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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2009 - 10:54 PM UTC


Pavla Models have released an attractive aftermarket set with parts and decals for a trio of PRU Spitfire conversions from Tamiya kits.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Antoni
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 02:16 AM UTC
Recommended:

Classic Warbirds no 10 Merlin PR Spitfires, Wojtek Matusiak, ISBN 0-9582296-2-7
Classic Warbirds no 11 Merlin PR Spitfires in Detail, Malcolm Laird & Wojtek Matusiak, ISBN 0-9582296-5-1
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 04:15 AM UTC
Thanks Antoni

I'll definitely check them out. I have to admit my attempt to buy fewer kits isn't going very well - I couldn't resist picking up a bargain-price Tamiya Spitfire Mk.1 at Modelzone to use this set on once I've got my breath back after moving!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 10:07 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Rowan. I would have liked to see the instructions indicating which panel lines on the wings to fill (mostly just those associated with the machine guns I guess), as this is key to the clean appearance of the PR machines (obviously the armed PR Mk.I G excluded).
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 10:28 AM UTC
Hi Ben

Fair point. The painting instructions do actually show different panel details on the wings of each variant, but I'd prefer to consult further references such as Antoni lists above before deciding what's correct.

All the best

Rowan