Friday, March 23, 2012

Supermarine Spitfire MK 1

Here are some better images of M.P.Cs (Airfix molds) 1/24 scale Supermarine Spitfire MK 1.

From Wikipedia"

The British Supermarine Spitfire was the only fighter aircraft of the Second World War to fight in front line service, from the beginnings of the conflict, in September 1939, through to the end in August 1945. Post-war the Spitfire's service career continued into the 1950s. The basic airframe proved to be extremely adaptable, capable of taking far more powerful engines and far greater loads than its original role as a short-range interceptor had allowed for. This would lead to 19 marks of Spitfire and 52 sub-variants being produced throughout the Second World War and beyond. The many changes were made in order to fulfil Royal Air Force requirements and to successfully combat ever-improving enemy aircraft. With the death of Reginald J. Mitchell in June 1937, all variants of the Spitfire were designed by his replacement, Joseph Smith, and a team of engineers and draftsmen.

These articles present a brief history of the Spitfire through all of its variants, including many of the defining characteristics of each sub-type. This article deals with Spitfires powered by early Rolls-Royce Merlin engines which mostly utilised single-speed, single-stage superchargers. The second article describes Spitfire variants powered by later Merlins, with two-stage, two-speed superchargers, while the final article describes the Spitfires powered by Rolls-Royce Griffon engines.


Pablo J. Álvarez said...

Incredible kits. Well done. I love this kit. I made the airfix kit, when I was fourteen years old. From that day, I am a devotee of Airfix.

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pablo. I don't know what it was about those 1/24 scale Airfix aircraft kits but they had some of the best decals I have ever seen. No ghosting, Very stretchable and any flash would just disappear when applied. It's too bad I cannot say that about their smaller kits.

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

Today, some kits of Airfix have decals of Cartograf, like some lits of Academy and Trumpeter, and they are really good.

Paul said...

You are just ripping them out, and this one looks exceptionally well done. "takka-takka-takka" as Robert Shaw's flock would say.
1/24 must be a massive build.

Warren Zoell said...

I built this one a while ago along with the Wildcat and the Focke Wulf 190. I reposted them with new photos because I didn't like the way the other ones looked. Never use a flash when photographing models. Besides the old photo's of the 1/24 MK 1 Spitfire had the rear view mirror missing.If you go back to earlier posts you'll see what I mean.