In Progress: Airfix’s 1/48 Spitfire Mk. I

The paint is on the new tool Spitfire Mk. I from Airfix. It’s basically the Mk. Vb kit, with an A wing and a few other bits to allow the Mk. I/II variants to be modeled. It’s very good kit. I have found that fully assembling the landing gear from the beginning makes it easier to deal with the odd two part gear strut arrangement.

The markings for this model will depict R. S. Tuck’s Spitfire Mk. I from the Dunkirk/early BoB time frame. It was one of the early ones that had the aluminum under surfaces, later repainted with the black/white wing for recognition purposes.

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By Jon Bius

Jon Bius is a scale modeler, building models in a variety of genres, including Gunpla, Maschinen Krieger, Star Wars and other scifi. Through his blog and video channel, Jon shares the tools and techniques he uses to produce results than anyone can achieve - and have fun doing so!

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