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New Review: Spitfire Mk. VIII/IX/Xvi Radiator Fairings

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This set is designed to replace the underwing radiator fairings on Eduard's 1/72 scale Spitfires.  The set consists of two single piece fairings with separate exhaust flaps and a small photo-etch fret of actuators.  The kit supplied fairings are constructed from three pieces, two sides and a top (bottom?) which actually fit together very nicely thanks to Eduard's outstanding engineering. This set provides the entire fairing cast as a single unit and thus is a drop in replacement for the kit's three part arrangement.  As the left and right fairings are different, Eduard has thoughtfully cast "L" and "R' on the insides of the fairings to assist the builder in keeping them straight when it is time to attach them.  Now to just figure out if the L/R applies when the wing is upside down or when it is right side up?

 

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