benjaminsummerfield Posted August 24, 2013 Share Posted August 24, 2013 SP&R Review: http://scaleplasticandrail.com/kaboom/index.php/all-things-aviation/132-135-scale/132-kit-reviews/1139-132-spitfire-mkvb-trop-from-hobbyboss While ive stalled with my Silverwings Gladiator ive started this to help me get my mojo back! Im Chucking plenty of aftermarket at it, while its not a bad kit, next to a Tamiya Spit its flaws are highlighted so ill fix what i can. The Canopy is the main issue, most Trops had the internal armoured windscreen but Hobbyboss only supply the battle of Britain style external armoured screen (as mentioned in SP&R's review) and im not convinced thats quite right either. Ill be raiding the spares box for a few left over bits from the Tamiya spit too, and sacrificing my Hasegawa Spit Vb for its windscreen and spinner and a few other little bits. First up the Bulkhead the seat bolts too has a moulded on bit for the head Armour to attach to which would stop you threading the seatbelts through so thats gotta go! compare to the PCM part Also the armoured plate behind the seat is an etched part but they only give you the top half!? so i made a new one from plasticard, and used a spare etched armour plate from the Tamiya kit to replace the thick kit part. I think most people are aware that Hobbyboss have repeated Trumpeters mistake with their 1/24th Spit by moulding fabric detail on the tailplane, im in the process of fixing it with an RB scriber and thought id copy the Tamiya spit and add some rivet detail to the top of the engine cowling as well while im at it. Also put the main colour on the Barracuda padded resin seat, cracking bit of casting, highly recommended. Just working on the interior now, ill update soon. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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