1/48 Spitfire Mk IX 1-pc Bulged Upper Cowl

Product # 48265 for Eduard kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Dec 9 2014



This is a resin 1/48 Spitfire Mk IX 1-pc Bulged Upper Cowl from Ultracast.   The Eduard kit upper cowls are 2-pc resulting in a lot of time and effort to correct. Unfortunately surface detail is inevitably lost in the process. The Ultracast 1-pc upper cowl is a real time saver.


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Clean up is very minimal and the cowl comes attached to the casting block with a very easy to manage connection point and removal is easily done with no loss of detail.  The detail level and casting quality is flawless including fine rivet detail. 

This 1 piece cowl makes the build process much easier with much better detail than using the Eduard kit cowling.  

You can buy this and many other detail items directly from Ultracast.

Steve Bamford


Photos and text by Steve Bamford