Spitfire Mk-II

This is the 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk-11 plastic model airplane kit by Revell.

Revell-Monogram Spitfire Mk-II Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #855239
 Revell-Monogram # rmx855239
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Revell-Monogram Item # rmx855239
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Pieces: 34
  • Wingspan: 8 7/8"
  • Length: 7 1/2"
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855239
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Spotlight Review

This is a no frills kit if there ever were one. There is no cockpit, no pilot, and the canopy is made up of an uneccessarily tiny three pieces (it should have been two small pieces or one simple piece. In fact, I bought two of these spitfires and for the second one, i used two extra clear canopy pieces from another set). The model contains no weaponary/drop tanks for the undercarriage, nor does it have any guns protruding from the front of the wings. Finally, the decal set does NOT match up with the instructions on the back page of the directions! The letter markings for the plane that appear on the decal set ARE NOT the same letters that appear on the diagram on the instructions. Nor do the numbers next to the decals correspond with the numbers on the instructions. This is a very simplistic, and is the poorest kit that I've purchased and put together so far.

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  • Detailed cockpit.
  • Canopy can be open or closed.
  • Detailed landing gear.
  • Detailed armorment.
  • Waterslide decals for 2 versions.


  • Scale: 1/48
  • Pieces: 34
  • Wingspan: 8 7/8"
  • Length: 7 1/2"
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855239

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"Light on the Wallet, Light on the Detail"
I only gave this kit a 3 star due to the lack of detail that is well known for Revell/Monogram kits. If you are looking for detail, you won't find it in this kit. You will be constantly filling seams due to the parts not fitting properly, as well as constant sanding, clipping, and trimming due to poor molding of the kit. However, if you are looking for a relatively easy build that is not too time consuming and a small little project, then this kit is for you. If not, then go with a Tamiya kit, and you'll get your money's worth.

"A step up"
daniel.schlett (2408 NW 52nd St Lawton, Ok 73505)
As stated in the other reviews this a very simple kit to build, but I feel a couple of things should be pointed out. First this would be a great step up from a snap tight and such for any young person getting into model building. And for the older person like myself it gives me the opportunity to learn some techniques I see other builders doing on you tube and such. With that said I think this is a good kit for anyone.

"Good kit"
This kit is great, especially for the price. The detail level is pretty good and considering this is the typical Revell kit style this is great. Its a great weekend build and easy to get to build up into the subject. This isnt a kit that you are going to be able to super detail right out the box but I feel its a great starting point even for that. I had no fit issues and the clear parts are good. Great impulse buy kit


  • #1: Ser. No. P7966, D o B, Wg. Cmdr. Douglas Bader, November 1940
  • #2: Ser. No. P8088, NK o K, PO ASC Lumsden, No 118(F) Squadron, 1941

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