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1/32 Spitfire Mk I QJ-K K9998 "First light"


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This is the Revell Spitfire Mk II finished as a Mk I. All of the markings are painted on and it represents the first Spitfire to be flown by Geoffrey Wellum, the youngest pilot to fly Spitfires during the Battle of Britain, QJ-K K9998.

 

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Mr Wellum lives in Mullion, Cornwall, less than 2 minutes from me so I built this for the Mullion Heritage centre. The passage is from his book "First Light" and they are the first paragraphs describing his first flight. If you haven't read this book then you are missing out.

 

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The book with a 1/72 scale model, also with painted on markings sat on top :)

 

 

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hi Mal

 

the Spit looks beautiful

 

one question: should it have the IFF antennae coming out of the fuselage?

 

I thought these only started to be fitted at the end of September / early October, and so would not be seen on most BoB Spits?

 

Aerials and antennae are a bit confusing I must admit many pictures are not clear enough

 

thanks again for sharing!

 

Nick

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