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Aviation Heritage => Modelling => Topic started by: MagnificantFlyingMachine on September 16, 2013, 03:02:54 PM

Title: Ready-made models
Post by: MagnificantFlyingMachine on September 16, 2013, 03:02:54 PM
Hello everyone,

Doing a bit of research on this and other sites I have found out that there are excellent models of our beloved Spitfire available. Unfortunately, I am not much of a modeller and just the thought of assembling something like the Tamyia version fills me with horror. Therefore, my question is whether there are really good, detailed ready-made models out there. In principle I don't care whether it would be made from resin/plastic or diecast.

Any hints and tips will be very much appreciated

Many thanks


Title: Re: Ready-made models
Post by: JamesF on February 21, 2014, 03:43:58 AM
No names come to mind, except Corgi, who make a very nice range.  There are some 1.32 scale even, with electric motors to swing the prop!  If you buy a nice desk pen set or a mantle piece clock, mount the model on that you can end up with a very nice display piece I think.  Another maker is 21St Century Toys, very good large 1/24th scale I think, pre-painted kits normally screw together but not sure if they do a Spitfire?

A internet search will easily source a selection of die cast models.  Hannants in the UK should have a good selection.

Title: Re: Ready-made models
Post by: gregers on March 11, 2014, 05:03:25 PM
Hi There.
Sorry about the late reply. Out of all the die-cast Spits available the best for the money are the ones by Hobbymaster in 1/48th scale.
Here's the link to the UK suppliers.

Hope this helps.

All the best.