Airfix Supermarine Spitfires Mk Ia in 1/72 with addons, Battle of Britain

Here are my two tiny little Spitfires from Airfix. I wanted to build a Battle of Britain scene where pilots wait for their next scramble, as shown on many historic pictures. This is becaue I like it to give my models a „natural“ invironment and photograph them just the way someone would do this if he was present in this scene.

The Airfix kit is a nice decent kit unexpensive, wents togheter very easily and turns out in a very good looking model (with some extra patience of course).
I decided to detail the cockpit of one plane and show the canopy in open position. Therefore it is necessary to cut the canopy in 3 pieces, keep the windshield and replace the to other parts with thinner material.

Because the panellines of the Airfix-kits are a bit to overaccentuated, I filled them with acrylic filler. As you can see on the pictures, an 1/72 scale kit is not that detailed as a 1/32 kit and some parts turn out loo large or are not present at all. But the advantage is that you can build a tiny diorama on a very smal space.
Hope you like it, let me know!


Airfix kits
Spitfire MkIa: A01071A and A01071B
Tilly car from „WWII RAF Vehicle Set“ No .A03311

Flightpath kits
„Small WWII Airfield Hut” No. FP-72-002c
„RAF /WWII Trolley Accumulator Set“ No. FP-72-005a

Xtradecal „Battle of Britain Part 2 Supermarine Spitfires“ No. X72224

Photo Etched Parts
Some parts of Eduard Spitfire Mk I for Tamiya kit No.SS214

Pilots & Ground Crew Royal Air Force WWII Revell, No. 02401

AK-Real-Colors WW2 RAF Tempered Land Scheme Set No.38 & RAF Cockpit Grey-Green RC293
AK wheathering pencils

Nice decent kit with good fit, but overaccentuated panel lines.

I recommend this kit for beginners.

Andreas Fey

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