Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I (Pre-war)

April 6, 2013 · in Aviation · · 9 · 3.7K

For my first contribution to I present 's nicely retooled Supermarine Mk.I / IIa kit. Since returning to the hobby I've had a few fails and it feels really good to complete something for the display shelf. By no means is this a great Spitfire and I'm sure the Spitfire experts will see all of my mistakes. My goal with this project was just to build modeling skills and finish something.

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  1. Looks pretty good to me, And 'rivet counters' be damned.

  2. Looks pretty damned good to me! Did the kit come with weighted wheels?

  3. Airfix making a comeback? In my opinion, Airfix never fell from grace. I cut my teeth on the bagged Airfix kits and still have a few in my stash. I like the fact that Airfix is re-tooling some of its kits though. Anyway, you're doing it right! When I returned to the hobby, I started small and simple, adding to my skill-set with each subsequent build. Do not be so much concerned with impressing others as with impressing yourself. If I am pleased with one of my builds then thats all that matters to me. Whats your next build gonna be?

    • Hard to say Seamus, I do know it will be a 1/72 scale aircraft again. I got a few to choose from in the stash. for some reason though the Dragon 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.1 is catching my eye. What can I say I'm an American with a thing for roundels. 🙂

  4. Good looking Spit. If your like me I enjoy making an inexpesive kit look as good as I can.

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    said on April 7, 2013

    Nice one! I knew from your WIP post that this would be a good un. Nice to see an early Spit for a change.

  6. Well done sir, clean looking well put together. It is nice to see someone go OTB.

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