1/24 Airfix Spitfire Mk1A

Hello all,
I just bought this kit... was wondering if anyone knows of an online review
or has built it. I found a good Trumpeter review, but it appears the Airfix
kit is much older..
Thanks
Mitch
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mitch
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Mitch,
Airfix put out a series of books on building and super detailing/modifying their 1/24 scale kits back in the seventies, and the Spitfire book is pretty good.
It's titled Spitfire: Classic Aircraft No. 1 Their history and how to model them
Written by Roy Cross and Gerald Scarborough, it was published by Patrick Stephens, Ltd.
You might try to get it through Amazon.
Steve
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steve.l.new
Thanks for that..
Mitch
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mitch
Airfix's 1/24 Spitfire Mk.I dates all the way back to 1970. It was the first of Airfix's 1/24 scale WW II fighters and an instant classic when it first appeared.
Try these sites:
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Martin
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centennialofflight
FWIW I'll second this recommendation. The book gives tips on building the kit, adding more detail, and modifying it to a tropical Spitfire or a Seafire. In my opinion these Airfix inspired books were some of the first reference material on superdetailing and are still excellent books. They did one on the 1/24 Spitfire, Hurricane, Bf-109, Mustang, and there was one for the 1/48 Mosquito and the 1/72 Lancaster. Marvelous books.
Bill Shuey
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William H. Shuey
Heh... hardly glowing reviews especially the 2nd who put it in the closet half finished...;-)
Mitch
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mitch
Mitch,
Don't be put off by the crappy reviews... I've built a few of these over the years, including one which sat along with a Hurricane in our Sgts Mess for a Battle of Britain Ball.
A bit of patience and some basic modelling skills will go a long way, and the paint job and weathering should help cover some of the minor sins.
I'm "re-building" one right now as a PR bird for a pal who started it, but hasn't made a model since he was a kid!
HTH
Chris
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Chris Hughes
I have this kit. I bought it because 1) I wanted a big Mk Ia; and 2) I wanted to try my hand at some more-than-casual scratchbuilding. I've gotten the wings mostly done thus far, boxing in the wheel wells with strip and sheet styrene. I set it aside at the cockpit, not being ready to tackle the scratchbuilding there. I built Trumpeter's 1/24 Mk Vb, borrowing the seat for that kit from my Mk Ia. Now I need a seat. But, I'm getting the itch to return to the Airfix kit.
I think it's a fun kit. The molds definitely show their age on mine; some short shots around the tail, etc. But, it's neat and I intend to finish it. Enjoy yours.
Peace,
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David E. Young
Try this one. Bit expensive though...
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