This 1/48th Tamiya Mk. V represents W3257 of No. 611 Squadron, flown by Flt/Lt Eric Lock during the summer of 1941 while based at Hornchurch. Nicknamed “Sawn Off” by his fellow pilots, Lock was credited with 26 victories within the 11 months from August 15th, 1940 to July 14th, 1941- the lion’s share consisting of Bf109’s. Eric Lock lost his life in air combat on August 3rd, 1941.
The model is Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb, 1/48th, once again built from the excellent Tamiya kit, this time with Ultracast seat, wheels, propeller & spinner, exhausts, and flying control surfaces. Decals from Victory Productions.