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Is this Revell 1/32 Spitfire Mk 22 Any Good?

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Is this Revell 1/32 Spitfire Mk 22 Any Good?
Posted by MonsterZero on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 10:03 PM

A local hobby shop has this kit for only $29 which I thought is very low for a 1/32 scale model. I have suspicions this is some ancient repackaged molds from the 1970s being sold in a gorgeous new box.

 

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 11:12 PM
It is the older Matchbox kit.  Not up to modern standards but it isn't $150.00 either.  MDC in England makes a resin nose for it, some people think it needs that, but you can also just buy it and enjoy the build.  It has a lot of detail.

John

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  • From: Weymouth, Dorset, UK
Posted by chris hall on Thursday, February 07, 2008 3:59 AM

There are some fit issues, especially around the wing roots, but nothing that a moderately experienced modeler who's built the occasional non-Tamigawa kit ought not to be able to sort. The engine could do with a bit more detail, and you could add detail to the cockpit if you wanted, but it's not essential. The kit also comes with a pilot! The new Revell Germany decal sheet is excellent.

At $US29, it's excellent value (cheaper than MRP here in the UK). I'd say, go for it!

Cheers,

Chris.

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Posted by Viper Has The Lead on Saturday, February 16, 2008 10:41 PM
Hi,
    As the others have said, it's the venerable Matchbox kit in a new box.
Given that it's as cheap as chips and a nice BIG Spitfire, it's got to be worth trying.
This is how mine's going together so far. Plenty of practice for filling etc. The bulkheads etc in the cockpit were quite difficult to fit in the right places, but it's getting there.




It's good fun so far, hope you have the same with yours.
All the best,
Mick C.
"All modern aircraft have four dimensions: span, length, height and politics. TSR.2 simply got the first three right." Sir Sydney Camm
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Posted by DURR on Sunday, February 17, 2008 12:03 AM

it's not the mk22

but Hobbylinc.com has the 1/32 scale  mk 1b  for 18.19 usd

that is lots of platic for short money too

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Posted by chris hall on Sunday, February 17, 2008 2:21 AM
 DURR wrote:

it's not the mk22

but Hobbylinc.com has the 1/32 scale  mk 1b  for 18.19 usd

that is lots of platic for short money too

You need to check which version the kit is. If it's the old Revell 1/32 Spitfire Ia, whihc dates from the late 1960s, then as a starting point for an accurate scale model, it's probably worth avoiding. If you want to spend not much money on something to use for painting and seam-filling practice, however, then it may be worth thinking about.

However, a couple of years ago, Revell re-released the Hasegawa 1/32 Spitfire Vb with new wings, spinner and prop blades to make a Spitfire Ia/ II. This is an excellent kit, and certainly worth going for. The only significant issue is that the panel lines on the wings are recessed, while on the fuselage and elsewhere are finely raised. If this is the kit you're contemplating, then at $US18, it's a steal.

Cheers,

Chris.

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Posted by DURR on Sunday, February 17, 2008 9:11 AM
it is the one with the new spinner
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Posted by Viper Has The Lead on Sunday, February 17, 2008 9:22 AM
Mine is the Revell 1:32 Spitfire Mk. 22/24 Kit Number 04704.
Certainly nothing new in this box, new box though, nice pic on the front, but you can see inside the fuselage where they have rather crudely removed any trace of the Matchbox stamping.
Ok so it's a piglet on fit in a few places, and it's probably not 100% accurate, but for the size and cost, it'll do for me. Smile [:)] Ok so I'm a slacker on the detail stuff, but hey it looks just like a Spitfire Thumbs Up [tup] If I can actually get the wings to fit, I'll post a pic.
Happy modelling,
All the best,
Mick C.
"All modern aircraft have four dimensions: span, length, height and politics. TSR.2 simply got the first three right." Sir Sydney Camm
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  • From: Glue and paint smeared bench, in La La Land
Posted by dahut on Sunday, February 17, 2008 9:39 AM

If you're spending $150 on a kit that is "up to standard," well, you got some kinda standards!

Mine are pitifully low, by comparison. $20 will do nicely for ANY kit, thank you. In the end, there sits my money on a shelf, waiting for a rampaging cat or many ounces of dust to collect. 

I say get the Revell Spit and build away. If you hit some snags and have work over some "less than standard" items, well - that's why you're a model maker.

Cheers, David
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Posted by Silver on Friday, April 26, 2019 9:55 PM

I turned that kit to a work of art.Fully opened up and that kit has lot’s of room for scratch building .A good practice model to work on.No match against mine.

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, April 26, 2019 10:35 PM

Silver

I turned that kit to a work of art.Fully opened up and that kit has lot’s of room for scratch building .A good practice model to work on.No match against mine.

 

Because of course you are the best modeler here. And any post more than ten years old is worth a revisit because after all models haven't changed.

The new revell 1/32 Spitfire is out this decade.

It is a really nice kit.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:58 AM

GMorrison

 

 
Silver

I turned that kit to a work of art.Fully opened up and that kit has lot’s of room for scratch building .A good practice model to work on.No match against mine.

 

 

 

Because of course you are the best modeler here. And any post more than ten years old is worth a revisit because after all models haven't changed.

 

The new revell 1/32 Spitfire is out this decade.

It is a really nice kit.

 

Yeah, he exhibits the same online personality traits of a certain former member who liked to test boundaries with people here.

 

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Posted by Silver on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:08 PM

It is a good kit even for its age.The engine is correct and need additional plumbing and mounts.There is an after market cockpit set for it .The wing guns need a bit of help.The ammo- rounds feeding shoots need to be added connecting to the cannons Feeds.Surgery in that area.Landing gear wheel well wall is short.Last is to add riveting to the body throughout..Sounds like a lot but not to bad for a kit that is a collector item.Remember that the Tamiya Spitfires Have no open wing guns.Good work and good luck.I completed one fully super detail and it brought home awards.PS. Excuse my spelling.

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Posted by Silver on Monday, May 13, 2019 10:03 AM

Forgot to add: the canopy is correct.I sat and inspected one in a British display in England.

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