Sunday 19 April 2015

new-tool Airifx Spitfire Mk I 1:48th scale build review (part 1)

..another new tool from Airfix, Battle of Britain Spitfire Mk I in 48th scale - lovely kit with lots of options.  There are three different props and canopies, optional cockpit side walls and separate cockpit entrance doors. In addition you'll find both types of undercarriage pump, different gun sights, regulators and even armour plate fits. Excellent early exhausts are also provided. Its possible to build an accurate representation of almost any Mk1 from this kit, including pre-war minus the cockpit armour. The striking box art depicts the 602 Sqn a/c LD* G flown by PO Osgood Villiers Hanbury who shot down his first Dornier on 15 September 1940. A local Kent boy as well, attending boarding school in Broadstairs before Eton and study periods in France and Germany before a job in a City with Shell, where he made the acquaintance of one Douglas Bader as detailed in Roderick-Jones nice Grub St. bio " Pedro.."

.. another nice sunny day in the garden so this is the result of an afternoon's work. Note the rather nice instrument panel (decal), which compares very favourably with some Eduard pre-painted etch. You can click on the images for a closer view.

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