1:72 Airfix Kits, Reviews 'n' Builds Showcase


How an Aldi Special became the latest addition to my Spitfire collection...

No story on modelling this aircraft would be complete without a 1:72 Airfix Spitfire.


Hello everyone!

Well, after a few hours of work today, my Aldi Special, £4.99, Airfix Spitfire Mk.I is complete and ready for inclusion in my Spitfire book. No story on modelling this aircraft would be complete without a 1:72 Airfix Spitfire, so I was more than happy to build this one and as it turned out, I rather enjoyed this little fella, the project really reminding me of kits that I’d built as a kit, sat at the kitchen table on a Sunday afternoon…

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So this will be one of two 1:72 builds that have been completed for my new modelling title (now sold out) the second being an Eduard Spitfire Mk.IX built by my good friend Drewe Manton. With a bit of luck the book will be designed before Christmas and then printed in January ready to be sent out to those that have pre-ordered it. If you haven’t, but woul like a copy, please see the following link for more information:



I'm formerly the editor in charge of Military In Scale magazine and latterly, Model Airplane International. Editing duties to one side, I'm now a full-time modelmaker with Doolittle Media, working to supply modelling articles and material for a number of their group titles, including MAI and Tamiya Model Magazine International. I'm also an avid fan of Assassin's creed, Coventry City FC and when the mood takes me, a drummer of only passing skill. Here though, you'll find what I do best: build models and occassionally, write about them!

6 comments on “AIRFIX 1:72 SPITFIRE MK.I – DONE!

  1. Luiz Carlos

    Very nice!


  2. Nicely done. Even though I’m not a big Spitfire fan I have to say this kit turned out very well indeed. I don’t see any difference between this one and Eduard’s 1:72 but I’m sure there are some evident in the building. This makes me wonder about some of the roads we modelers are prone to take when evaluating (reviewing?) kits on line, like the flame wars that erupt over “accuracy”, shape, and similar aspects. I suppose such things are important to certain modelers, and within reason are probably critical to the acceptance of some kits, but when one steps back and sees the end results, as in your Airfix Spitfire, most dust-ups are, to mix metaphors, tempests in a teacup. Thanks for posting the image.


  3. Tom Murphy

    Hi Spencer
    I would like to reserve a copy of the forthcoming Spitfire pt1 book.


  4. Jim Chadwick

    Hi Spencer,

    Can you put me down for a copy of your Spitfire book please.




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