1:1 replicas of RAF Spade Grips

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  1. al49

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    This doesn't intend to be a real new kit review, but I was really astonished when I saw the above on an Italian forum and I thought that I should have shared those pictures with you.

    Spitfire spades:

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    Hurricane spades

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    Manufacturer is Maurizio Di Terlizzi and here is a picture of the components before assembly and painting.

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    I suppose that Maurizio is currently offering those items somewhere, but if you have an interest, send me a p.m. and I will put you in touch with him.
    Alberto
     
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    I'll be in touch Alberto!
    Back in 1990, for the 50th anniversary of the BoB, a UK company was offering 1:1 replicas, made from the same original materials, at a reasonable price. I tried to buy one at the time, but they sold out very quickly !
    One, or maybe one of both, of these kits would suit my purpose, for display alongside my 1/32nd scale models.
     
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    I'd be very interested also
     
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    I think there'll be a fairly large market for those. Next, a Bf109 grip perhaps ?
     
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    Thanks for that link Andy.
    Not too bad a price I suppose, with 72 Euros being about £60, although a little more than I expected. That said, the metal replicas I mentioned, were about £50, if memory serves, 23 years ago, and a genuine grip can sell for very high prices - especially on a certain auction site.
     
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    Thanks Alberto.
     
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    those are fantastic
     
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    You getting one Karl?
     
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    would love one, not sure i'd do it justice once painted up though, those in the pictures dont even look like plastic !!!!!

    might ask santa for one ?
     
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    Might be an idea to see if they can be reserved, seeing they're limited. I'd like one for the display cabinet, but it'll have to wait a month or so, as there's other things to pay for first!
     
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    Again, my suggestion is to get in touch with Maurizio: as far as I know he is a very good guy and I think he could offer the option to reserve some pieces.
    Alberto
     
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    That is such a cool idea!
     
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    Thanks again Alberto - I'll do that.
     
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    very nice, the bottom lip of the spade grip is a bit wide though - see Hurri and spit grips attached. My Spit one has lost most of its red annodise by wear
     

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