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Aviation Heritage => Modelling => Topic started by: DazDaMan on September 29, 2016, 10:35:40 AM



Title: BBMF Spitfire IIa - 1/32 scale
Post by: DazDaMan on September 29, 2016, 10:35:40 AM
A wee while ago, a guy came up to buy a painting from me, and he then began to ask about the numerous(!) Spitfire models I had out on display.  Within ten minutes, he'd convinced me to build a model for his brother, who is a massive Spitfire fan.  

I met with the guy's brother, and his spec was simple: build a Battle of Britain-type Spitfire.

During the course of the discussion, he'd mentioned reading Geoffrey Wellum's book, First Light, and had watched the TV-film made from it.  That helped make my mind up for the colour scheme, as I knew the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire IIa had worn Wellum's markings once.  

Anyway, this was the end result - Revell's big Spitfire IIa.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14355092_10154575779898149_6280695987833745678_n.jpg?oh=963be57d13206d4fbbad7a1df714b607&oe=58AE1D83)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14344789_10154575780168149_5577680174110411791_n.jpg?oh=d0e5e7c71e7bfdb47a9f258a987cb05b&oe=586F43D2)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14317524_10154575780083149_6265269223140390840_n.jpg?oh=a7b01e528f447f688f5b86b08da216a5&oe=586584DE)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13245210_10154575780858149_1922326312561797000_n.jpg?oh=da6ced48534ada8c0664eb8887738cbb&oe=587357E2)

I rather enjoyed this one - apart from the fiddly seat components.  In fact, I've ended up buying myself one to build!