Airfix 1/24 Spitfire One Week Charity Build

By Andrew Thorne

Airfix 1/24 Spitfire Mk1a

Well it's finally done. It's taken 1 week and more hours than I can count.

The challenge was to get sponsored to build the kit in 1 week and then auction it off. All of the money goes to Little Havens.

This was also built in Memory of our little 3 year old daughter Daisy who tragically died on 14/02/14.

I always new that there was a really nice kit of a Spitfire hiding in that Airfix box. With the kind donations from Airscale, John Dutfield model railways in Chelmsford, Grey Matter Figures, and Dave T. This has been a slog that has mentally drained me. I found myself starting everyday at about 8am and working on until about 4pm every day. The kit went together OK and with a bit of scraping, filling, sanding, and swearing it worked out. I made a spar for the wings to get the correct dihedral. The gun covers and side panel are removeable. I wont waffle on any longer other than to say:

"Daddy finished it my little Angel, for you and your little Boys and Girls".

© Andrew Thorne 2014

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This article was published on Saturday, June 28 2014; Last modified on Saturday, June 28 2014