Despite the abundance of plastic model kits of the Spitfire in “classic” 1/48 and 1/72 scales, this aircraft has yet not been equally well covered in 1/32 scale. American distributor and manufacturer of short-run kits in this scale, Pacific Coast Models from California intends to fill this gap. According to their web site,
Our kit maker showed me the masters of our next kit, the Spitfire MK.IXc (PCM 32005). They look excellent as they know that it has to be right for all the Spitfire fans out there. It is a plastic injection kit with resin details, decals, color PE and color painting instructions.
The kit will include 2 different rudders, 2 different oil coolers, 4 different gun covers and the ends of the wings will be separate to allow building the clipped wing version. Box art is Johnny Johnson’s aircraft. There will be decals for his aircraft, another RAF, Polish RAF, USAF, Italian and Russian service.
We hope to receive them in November, but we shall see. It will be followed shortly by another new kit, the Spitfire MK.IXe (PCM 32006). More details to follow.
If Pacific Coast’s other recent kits are anything to go by, like their Macchi C. 202 Folgore or C.200 Saetta, we can expect a good kit, although one that may require “some modeling skills” to complete.