Eduard Model Accessories

1/72 Spitfire Mk. VIII gun bays 

Product # 672154 for Eduard kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on July 23 2018



This resin and photo etch set from Eduard is part of the Brassin series and is available directly from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set includes Spitfire Mk. VIII gun bays in 1/72 scale.


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This resin set includes:

  • 12 gun bays, 4 on top of each wing and 2 on the underside of each wing

  • left and right side wing gun bays for Spitfire Mk. VIII style wings

  • the guns are made from resin 

  • gun bays are resin and photo etch

  • separate ammunition bays

  • ammunition belts cast in resin

  • kit wings will need the gun bay panels removed to be replaced by the resin panels in this set

There are 6 pages of instruction in the usual line drawing format that Eduard is famous for and which are so easy to follow.  The instructions also include painting instructions.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.

Opening the gun bays on a Spitfire is a great way to add some amazing detail and to do this in 1/72 scale is truly mindblowing.  If you want to take your Spitfire to a whole new level of detail, then this gun bay set is a must.

You can buy this detail set and thousands of other items directly from Eduard Model Accessories.

Images in this article are by Eduard Model Accessories.

Steve Bamford

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford