SPITFIRE MK XIV-CRAF

This is a 1/72 Spitfire Mk.XIV-C Airplane from Academy Plastics. It's for experienced modelers.

The Spitfire Mk.XIV was the first mass produced Spitfire with the 35 liter Griffon engine in place of the smaller Merlin. The aircraft was used extensively in Europe after D-Day, and to shoot down V-1 "buzz bombs".

Academy SPITFIRE MK XIV-CRAF
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 Academy Plastics # acy12484
$11.19
 
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Academy Plastics Item # acy12484
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/72
  • Wingspan: 6-1/4" (15.6cm)
  • Length: 5-1/4" (13.1cm)
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Spotlight Review

 
"One of the best 1/72 Kits I've Ever Seen"
dpenn89 (Jersey Shore, NJ)
This is one of Academy's relatively newer offerings, and is nearly flawless. The parts fit together extremely well, the shape is correct, the recessed surface detail is excellent. You will need very little to no putty to fill in the gaps on this kit. The cockpit is well-appointed, with a raised-relief instrument panel, sidewall detail, and full controls. Two canopies are included, a single-piece one for posing closed, and a three-piece affair for posing open to show off the superb cockpit. The landing gear are well-detailed, and the gear bays are adequate. The landing wheels are weighted, giving the appearance of bulged tires under the weight of the aircraft. The kit includes a full load of RP-60 rockets to go under the wings. The kit's only real drawback is the decals: Academy decals are generally extremely thick, making them hard to conform to the kit's contours. This bothers some modellers, but it does not put me off, as it means I'm less likely to break the decals during placement. A more serious issue is that the red on some of the markings is a bit transparent. You may want to paint a lighter color beneath the national markings, so the British Ocean Grey doesn't show through. Overall, an excellent kit, with more detail than the Hasegawa offerings, for much less money.

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Features

  • Detailed 1/72nd scale for static display only..
  • Markings included for one aircraft..
  • 63 parts in light grey and clear with delicate recessed panel lines..
  • Accurately reproduced 5-bladed propeller and spinner assembly..
  • Single and 3 part canopies may be posed open or close..
  • Cockpit detail: control linkages, instrument panel with raise detail, seat with decal belts, armour plate, oxygen bottles, an throttle quadrant..
  • This is the version with the typical high turtledeck behind th cockpit..
  • Service History: RAF and other Commonwealth air forces from mid-WWI onwards..
  • Description: Single engine, cannon armed, single seat fighter..

Specs

  • Scale: 1/72
  • Wingspan: 6-1/4" (15.6cm)
  • Length: 5-1/4" (13.1cm)

Includes

One 1/72 Spitfire Mk.XIV-C Airplane


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Markings

  • Single sheet of decals which contains national insignia, code letters, serial numbers and stencils.
  • Kit markings are for Spitfire Mk.XIVc "DW o D", s/n RB159.
  • Top Surfaces: Dk Green (BS381C/641 - approx FS34079)/Ocean Grey (BS381C/638 - approx. FS36152) camouflage stripes.
  • Bottom Surfaces: Medium Sea Grey (BS381C/637 - approx. FS36270).
  • Additional Paints Required
  • Flat: Black, Aluminum, Metallic Grey, Lt Grey, White, Red, Yellow, Blue, Orange, Green, Brown, Tan.
  • Gloss: Silver, Gun Metal.

Comments

Keep product safely out of reach of small children..

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