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: Pre-War Spitfires
Staff MemberSenior Editor
United Kingdom
Joined: June 11, 2003
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM UTC

Iliad Design have re-released their popular set of decals devoted to Pre-War Spitfires and squeezed in an extra set of markings as a bonus.

Read the Review

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

European Union
Joined: September 28, 2004
KitMaker: 2,182 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 01:22 AM UTC
My history knowledge falls short again

What is so special about pre-war spitfires. They first spitfire flew in 1936, and entered service in 1938.

It appears to me that there was little time to create a pre-war tradition?

If only Edgard would still be here He would have explained me to the very last detail .
South Australia, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 08:48 AM UTC
They are very pretty.
Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: May 02, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:06 PM UTC
Come on Drabslab, just have a look at the instructions in Rowan's post and you'll notice that they don't look like your average BoB-Spit marking-wise !

Apart from the markings, the plane itself looked quite different with flat canopy, tall radio mast and in many cases a huge 2-blade fixed prop.

I miss Edgar too...

Staff MemberAssociate Editor
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 2,500 posts
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 05:48 PM UTC
I for one like the slightly odd look of these early Spits; those of us who work in 1/72 already have available alternate markings and parts that come with the newer Airfix Spitfire Mk. I/II. It's nicwe to see the same available in 1/48 too.