Master Details 1/32 Spitfire Mk.II Horizontal Tail Surfaces First Look
|Date of Review||March 2009||Manufacturer||Master Details|
|Subject||Spitfire Mk.II Horizontal Tail Surfaces||Scale||1/32|
|Kit Number||32016||Pros||Simple fix to Hasegawa Mk.II kit|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Intermediate|
According to the data from Master Details, the Hasegawa release of their 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.II is based on the original Mk.V kit which was from the raised panel line generation. The Mk.II kit features a new wing with scribed panel lines, but the fuselage and tail are the original raised panel line toolings from the Mk.V. As the instructions data indicates, it is easy enough to scribe the details into the fuselage halves, but the tail surfaces are another matter. Master Details to the rescue.
This simple correction replaces the kit parts with a scribed horizontal stab that also has the elevators cast separately. The trailing edge of the horizontal stabs captures the concave curve where the leading edge of the elevators mount. The elevators themselves have nice rib and fabric details. The nice part of this set is the fact you can pose your Spitfire more realistically with the elevators drooping.
My sincere thanks to Master Details (http://www.masterdetails.com) for this review sample!