Wednesday, June 28

Preview: 1/32nd scale Spitfire Mk.I (Early) on the way from Kotare

We have information on the partially new-tooled 1/32nd scale Spitfire Mk.I (Early) incoming at a rapid rate from Kotare. The scope of the new parts & some info on the kit are in our preview...

Preview: 1/32nd scale Spitfire Mk.I (Early) on the way from Kotare 

Spitfire Mk.I (Early)
From Kotare
Kit No #K32004
1/32nd scale
155 parts
Three marking choices included from Cartograf.
Price: TBA ($109USD estimated)
The Subject: The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I (Early)
The earlier production Spitfire Mk.I's are fairly easily identified by a few points on the aircraft. The two-bladed Watts propeller and the raised and flat canopy hoods. other parts, including the externally mounted type G22 cine camera and triple ejector nozzle outlets.

Early Mk.1a's at a press day at Duxford on 4th May 1939
Shown below is the K9795, the ninth production Mk I Supermarine Spitfire, in service with 19 Squadron Royal Air Force, showing the wooden, two-blade, fixed-pitch propeller, early 'unblown' canopy and 'wraparound' windscreen without the bulletproof glass plate. The original style of aerial mast is also fitted.

The "cover girl" of this kit and one of the three choices is this - K9795
Kotare's 1/32nd scale Spitfire Mk.I (Early):
Kotare's partially new tooled kit #K32004 "Spitfire Mk.I (Early)" in 1/32nd scale is in the later stages of development for a release late in 2023. This new kit includes an updated instruction pamphlet with a  beautiful Darryl Legg box art painting. Kotare will start accepting pre-orders for this kit later this year after they have a reasonably (reliable) expected release date. 

The newly tooled, specific early production Spitfire Mk.I parts are illustrated on the pamphlet.

Still available in this series: (we found these at Hobbylink Japan)

We will have more about this kit closer to the release date. Check out their website for more information...

Ohh, and of course, there is always THIS - a latter Spitfire, (K32002 Kotare 1/32 Spitfire Mk.Va) coming further down the line...