Eduard 1/48 Spitfire Story: Malta Limited Edition (11172)

In this article we are going to talk about Eduard 1/48 Spitfire Story: Malta Limited Edition (11172). As you can notice on the boxart, kit comes as Dual Combo, so there are two sets of parts for two models. Moreover, both will be supplied with essential add-ons, and it will help you get even more convincing result. Name of the kit might sound familiar, as there were similar Spitfire Story kits before, and we reviewed them as well. Today's boxing is focused on Spitfire Mk.Vb and Mk.VC. Packaging is typical, all frames are packed into several plastic bags. Let's open them and take a closer look together.
By the way, here you can read review with another Limited Edition in the same scale.
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Watch this video where I show all parts even closer. :)

First frame brings us mix of parts. Here you will find some elements for main wheel wells as well as cockpit parts. Keep in mind that whole cockpit can be replaced with help of Brassin upgrade.

Tailwings and ailerons come on the next sprue. Note that each tailwing should be glued out of two halves and there guiding pins inside.

Mk.V version has the famous "chin" panel which will have to be glued out of two halves. Such design will require due care in order to avoid possible gaps and visible problems.

Yes, here you can see three more propeller types. One can guess that most of those will go into your spare parts box. The same can be said about exhausts.

Fuselage halves feature premolded tail fin and top cowling cover. You will have to be careful with cowling cover as it is glued out of two halves.

Wing parts carry the main differences between Mk.V versions. Note that flaps are premolded and you will have to buy a separate PE set if you would like to have those in dropped position.

Here you can see one of the differences between two versions of parts.

Each aircraft model will get its own prepainted PE fret. This is a typical Eduard product and it will definitely improve cockpit appearance.

Clear frames are packed into separate plastic bags. Overall molding quality looks great and you can open cockpit with those.

Pre-cut masks will come handy for a fine paintwork on your aircraft. Those are ready to be used out of the box.

Decals sheets are printed in Eduard, so you shouldn't be worried about any possible quality issues. One large main decals sheet is dedicated to main symbols. Two others carry stencils for both aircraft.

Assembly manual is typical for this brand. I show all pages in the video-review, you will also see all markings there.

New Dual Combo set should be already available for purchase. Nevertheless, you should keep in mind that this kit comes as Limited Edition, so it might be sold out quickly. It is very difficult to find afterwards, and I would recommend to hurry if you want to get one. The killer feature here is the chance to build two aircraft out of the box and also choose out of 15 markings. Moreover, there is a large choice of original accessories from Eduard which will add more things to your build. Yes, there are no resin parts in the kit, but at least you will have a chance to order them separately. :)
Get this and other sets on official Eduard website.


  • Nice molding quality
  • Clever parts division
  • PE and masks included
  • Two models in one box
  • Great decals


  • No resin bonuses
  • Molded in top cowling panel

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