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Spitfire Mk.I early (Airfix 1/72)

November 5, 2017 in Aviation

Spitfires, Spitfires everywhere… Maybe, somebody will say that this is boring – to post another one Spit, but I think that you can’t get too much Spitfires in your collection. And yes, that’s another one.

This model represents an early version of Spitfire with two-blade prop and “flat” canopy somewhere in August of 1938 at Duxford. I always wanted to have an early version of this aircraft in my collection, because it’s a root for all of the family of fires. Also, I like that black&white recognition scheme on a pre-war RAF airplanes.

This is completely OOB build, except “super-fabric” seat belts from Eduard. Painted with AKAN authentic acrylics. Also, I’ve tried lacquer-based Hataka varnishes – mat and gloss, and it’s more satisfying than any water-based acrylic varnishes that I’ve used before.

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34 responses to Spitfire Mk.I early (Airfix 1/72)

  1. Nice work, Dmitry! Great paint job. You sprayed them flawlessly. I’ve been thinking of getting some AKAN lacquers for a couple of Migs I wish to build.

    And no, you can never have too many Spitfires!

  2. The Spitfire represents the pride of my country so I agree there are never too many…….
    N.

  3. Brilliant job, Dmitry….(wanna sell that lighter?) – 🙂

  4. Well done, how is it the Airfix kit?
    I remember the old box only (about 20 years ago), I’m not so young..

  5. Dmitry, although it’s true we see a lot of spits, but it’s rare (and nice) to see an old Mk1 with the Watts prop and two tone underbelly.
    Very well done, sir.

  6. The early Spitfires are among my favorite planes. I especially like this one with the early / pre War two tone undersurfaces. Look great !!! Thanks for sharing this with us.

  7. Nothing boring about Spitfires! Very nicely done!

  8. This what I love about these new Airfix kits…reasonably price or good value for the money spent and they build up in to respectable models. Some real eye candy and strong work Dimtry. Two thumbs up.

  9. Always room for another Spit! I like that pre war scheme. [the zippo’s cool too]

  10. Good looking Spitfire Dmitry, well done.

  11. Nice finish and colours not always easy in 1/72. Like David says great to see a Mk1. Nicely done Dmitry.

  12. Hey – whatever is on the workbench isn’t boring! You just have to build a Spitfires at some point. This one looks great – well done!

  13. The original Spits are so very interesting! Never too many Spitfires … or Mustangs … or Lightnings (either type) … or Zeros .. or … I could go on!

    Well done, Dimitry!

  14. Beautifully done, and love the scheme.

  15. Fantastic looking Spitfire you have there.
    I agree with your logic; the Spitfire had such a convoluted and disorienting life cycle with many twists and turns that one could spend their whole life just doing Spitfires. That being said, every collection should have at least the Prototype, K5054, or a an early Mk I to see where the family started.

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