Friday, February 17

A March date & second pre-order bonus to add to Kotare's 1/32nd scale Spitfire Mk.Ia...

We have some new information on Kotare's imminent Spitfire Mk.Ia in 1/32nd scale, arriving in March, it now includes an additional, second pre-order bonus. We add this new information to the pricing, profile colours & selected aircraft we already know about in our update...

A second pre-order bonus to add to Kotare's 1/32nd scale Spitfire Mk.Ia (Late) released...

Preview Update: Spitfire Mk.Ia (Late)
Kit No #K32001
1/32nd scale
Price: $109USD
Deliveries start: Early-mid March 2023
There was some news from Kotare today, in that they have confirmed shipping dates, and a second pre-order only bonus for their new 1/32nd scale Spitfire Mk.Ia (late) kit.

It seems that shipping of the new kit will start in mid-late March 2023 (next month), so not long to wait now!

Kotare are showing images of their moulds in action and their sprues already to be boxed up and sent over.
The clear sprue for transparencies...
Sprue D showing the upper and lower wing halves.

A second pre-order bonus for early birds:
A second pre order bonus comes in the form of some 3D printed parts that have been added to the already known special edition print. Kit number #32P001 Kotare 1/32 "Spitfire Mk.Ia (Mid & Late) exhausts" (value US$12.99) will now bw added to all of those who make a pre-order in time before the delivery date mid March. 

Second pre-order bonus: Exclusive Darryl Legg Print
All pre-orders for Kotare's kit number K3200, 1/32 Spitfire Mk.Ia (Mid) placed through will receive a beautiful 39cm x 26cm free Darryl Legg 
box art print suitable for framing.

Spitfire Mk.Ia (Late)
From Kotare
Kit no #K32001
1/32nd scale
Price: $109USD
Deliveries start: Early-mid March 2023
The Kit contents: Kotare's kit no #K32001 1/32nd scale Spitfire Mk.Ia (Mid)...
-117 high-quality injection moulded plastic parts.
-35cm wingspan.
-Optional DeHavilland and Rotol propellers.
-Optional TR.9D and TR.1133 wireless controllers and aerials.
-Optional pilot’s seats with and without Sutton Type K harness detail.
-Optional open and closed cockpit doors.
-Optional open and closed canopy & hood.
-28 page fully illustrated instruction manual.
-Hand pump undercarriage retraction and wheel well jack detail.
-Wheels with weighted tyres featuring a correct alignment system.
-Parachute flare tubes.

MArking Choices: High quality Cartograf decals for three famous mid-production Spitfire Mk.Ia colour schemes are included in the box. The aircraft choices are shown below in profiles by the talented Ronny Bar.

Marking A: Spitfire Mk.Ia N3180 KL-B “Kiwi”, AC Deere, 54 Squadron, May 1940.
The first scheme that we noticed for this kit will be (fittingly) that of the Spitfire Mk1a flown by legendary Kiwi ace Al Deere,

Marking B: Spitfire Mk.Ia N3277 AZ-H “Dirty Dick”, R Hardy, 234 Squadron, August 1940.
Spitfire Mk.Ia RAF 234Sqn AZ-H was flown by Richard Hardy N3277. the aircraft was captured by the Germans when it forced landed Cherbourg France Aug 15 1940. It was soon put into German markings in other, latter, colour pictures of the kite.

Marking C: Spitfire Mk.Ia P9495 DW-K, SJ Arnfield, DF Corfe, J Ellis & P Litchfield, 610 Squadron, June & July 1940.
P9495 Mk1a – Arrived at 610 Squadron early June 1940. Flown as DW-K throughout June and July. Damaged in fight with 109 on 12/8/40 and later written off.
Kotare's new 1/32 Spitfire Mk.Ia (Mid) is now available to pre-order from their website, with shipping in mid March. A Pre-order deposit payment in full with 100% refund is available on request up to the actual shipping date. The kit's price is US$109 plus p&p.

The kit is now available to pre-order from Kotare's website for a Mid March delivery. Check out their website for more information...

Ohh and of course, there is always THIS  - a second Spitfire, (K32002 Kotare 1/32 Spitfire Mk.Va) coming this year also...