The ease with which it went together and the pleasing way it looks now complete, all added up to a project that I would happily repeat.
Last week I spent a few days building and painting the 30-year-old Tamiya Spitfire Mk.I. The model represents a Mk.I in the colours of a Royal Navy training unit, chosen in this case as a change from the more recognisable RAF machines that at that time, wore little more than their standard Dark Earth/Dark Green camouflage. If you’d like to see the actual aircraft that I’ve modelled here, please click the following IWM link, where you will find a nice picture of it in all of its weather-beaten glory!
The model was built from the box with no modifications, the project being a simple lead-in to the newer builds in my upcoming Spitfire ‘Modelling An Icon‘ book that will be released later this month. This was such an enjoyable model. It was both relaxing and fulfilling, the ease with which it went together and the pleasing way it looks now complete, all added up to a project that I would happily repeat.
As these models are often a collaborative effort, I would like to thank Dave Fleming for his help with the colour scheme and markings details, without whose help I may have had to build another Battle of Britain machine! I’d also like to thank you all for watching along. I hope you like it!
If you would like to read more about this model and the subsequent Mk.I released by Tamiya (amongst others), please check out details of my new modelling title, details of which you can find here.
Thanks a lot and have a great day!
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Lovely build Spencer! Looking forward to the book!
Love the Grey/Green scheme on the Mk1.
I never tire of looking at a Spitfire. Lovely work.
Amen to a relaxing build Spencer… the old Tamiya Mk1 and V are my go to models when I need a mojo boost