This is may first ever article
on arcair so go easy on me. I have been modelling for the past two years.
My first model was a Revell 1/144 F-4. That's how I caught the bug!!
have built a wide variety of aircraft including what my family and friends
believe to be the last 1/32nd scale Revell Germany F-14A Tomcat.
Anyway's, getting back to the
Spit. It was a birthday present last month and I just took one look at it
and just had to build it. It was built OOB with very little scratch
building, in fact the only scratch building is on the diorama. Some Putty
was needed on the wing root. I was very impressed with the engine at first,
but when it came to gluing the to halves of the aircraft together, it
caused big problems. Otherwise it went together pretty well.
images below to see larger images
I painted the model in the
of Flt Lt Deere D.F.C of 54 squadron based at Hornchurch. The Mk 1a was
powered by a 12 cylinder Rolls Royce Merlin III engine which pumped out
1.030 h.p which gave it maximum speed of 365mph. Armament consisted of
eight 0.303 Browning machine guns and the wing span was 36ft and the length was