There seems to be a different philosophy between Europe and the US. In Europe, the modeling community seems to want to have every little detail and everything opened up. In the US we tend to add detail but not in every single little access panel.
This set is designed to allow you to open EVERY single access panel on the Spitfire. The instructions show you how. It is up to the modeler to decide which ones to open. There is no panel that is left undone.
There are templates to help remove the plastic panels on the kit. There is a new cockpit access hatch and a radio access panel. Some, but not all, access panels have detail on the inside so when the panel is posed open whatever is inside can be seen.
Eduard also provides teardrop templates so you can use heated plastic and make new light bulbs. They are in various scales.
Overall this is a great set, but you have to want to pose your Spitfire open to use it. The addition of the new door and radio access hatch is a nice touch.
Highly recommended, if you want to pose your Spitfire with open access panels.
Thanks to Eduard and IPMS/USA for the review item. You can obtain your cockpit by contacting Eduard directly at https://www.eduard.com or at the local hobby shop or online retailer.