in post-war service
u m m a r y
||DUX SPAD kit No.
|Contents and Media:
||43 parts in tan coloured
plastic; 11 etched parts on one brass fret, decals for four aircraft, and
4 A4 double sided pages with history, two sets of five view plans, parts
plan, build instructions and marking diagrams.
USD$16.46 from Squadron.com
||Very popular and significant
aircraft, well moulded and detailed, optional skis included in kit.
||Many of the etched parts are very
small, not for the novice.
Reviewed by Glen Porter
1/72 scale DUX SPAD in post was service
is available online from Squadron.com
The Spad VII was one of the most successful biplanes of the First World
War and its use continued well after the war.
This version of MAC's 1/72 scale SPAD VII kit covers the aircraft in
its post war period as used by Russia and Finland. Two of the four
aircraft can be built with either wheels or skis.
Judging from the sprues, itís hard to tell if this is a short run kit
or not. The parts are delicately formed and some are quite small. There
is a small amount of flash but not enough to cause concern and the gates
are what you would expect from one of the mainstream companies.
The decals, printed by MPD, are glossy, have minimal carrier film and
perfect register. They cover three Russian and one Finnish aircraft and
the colours are called out during construction on the instruction sheet.
There is a rigging diagram and it shows everything except the rigging
lines for the skis, so you may have to just fudge it in this area!
The etched fret covers the usual suspects - seat belts, rudder
peddles, instrument panel [no acetate for instruments] and other small
parts. Personally Iím not a big fan of etched brass but many people are,
and itís for those modellers that this kit is aimed.
This kit is up to the standard of companies like Roden and Eduard as
far as 1/72 scale biplanes are concerned. I recommend Mac's 1/72 scale
SPAD VII in post-war service to anyone experienced with multimedia WWI
Squadron.com for the review
Review and Images Copyright © 2004 by Glen Porter
Page Created 14 September, 2004
Last updated 14 September, 2004
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