Spifire Mk. Ia.Hornchurch, England, Sept 1940. Flown by Al Deeres of 54 sqdn. during the Battle of Britain.

Airfix 1:24 kit. This is a modern reissue of a kit originally released in the early '70's. Given their age, these old Airfix kits actually hold up pretty well, but do lack for detail in some areas such as having empty wheel wells. The kits were also designed with retractable landing gear, so the gear struts are molded in the "unloaded" position (i.e. the shocks are fully extended) so they will fit in the wheel wells. This makes them look like they're on stilts unless you shorten the gear struts. I added wheel well detail along with some cockpit details and Eduard seatbelts.

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