Here is a few pictures of my 1/5 scale Brian Taylor Spitfire converted to a Mk. I.
I used the Spitfire Site for some of reference material to produce the model & felt it only fair to contribute to the scale model section.
The model itself is scratchbuilt from plans with the cowl & canopy bought in, it has a 30cc glow engine, is mainly constructed from balsa, covered in glass cloth with epoxy resin, panels & rivets are reproduced and it is painted in remixed Warbirdcolors paints.
It is modelled on a Spitfire from No. 74 Squadron, the very same Adolf “Sailor” Malan served in also known as Tiger Squadron. The Spitfire modelled is one of the first 310 built, has the early mast type aerial, the canopy has been uprated to the blown type & the armour plating in front of the cockpit added.
I have really enjoyed researching and building this model. It brings you closer to a piece of history and gives you a new respect for the hardships endured for all involved during the Battle of Britain.
I hope to enjoy this model for years to come as she has not flown yet.