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Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1a

This photostory is the culmination of a long project to detail the build of my Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1a by Tamiya.

It's finished with Aeromaster paints and decals as DW-O of 610 (County of Chester) Squadron during the Battle for Britain in June of 1940. It's weathered using artist oil paints. Additions to the basic kit include scratch built seatbelts using etched buckles and wine bottle foil, wheel down indicators from red painted wire and antenna and IFF wires from smoke coloured invisible thread.

The following feature articles were developed during the course of this build:

If you would like to take a look at pictures taken during the course of the entire build just click on the following link:

Now, onto the pictures.

About the Author

About Mal Mayfield (Holdfast)

Hi, my name is Mal Mayfield and I have been modelling seriously for about 25 years. My main interest is 1/48 scale second world war. I build all types and all combatants. I have built 1/35 scale "targets" and 1/72 scale modern aircraft, plus a couple of cars. I have also dabbled with figure painting...