First of the Few
Kitbashing two Airfix Spitfires to make the
K5054 prototype in 1/72
  Started: february/2004
Finished: january/2006


This article was published on Fine Scale Modeler magazine, volume Feb/2008. You can access the throught this link. Alternatively, here is a non-authorized pdf file.

Here are some more pics not included in the FSM article:

The award at IPMS-Brazil national convention in 2005

This model ranked third place in WWII single engine aircraft category during the 2005 Brazilian IPMS National Convention, so I feel somewhat vindicated.

Technical file
- Airfix Spitfire Mk.I
- Airfix Spitfire Mk.V
- Hi-Tech #72039 Spitfire Mk.5 resin details.
Eduard British Seat Belts and Pedals.
- Tasman Model Products decal sheet 7204.
Stolen parts: 
- Rudder and main landing gear legs resin copied from Revell Spitifire Mk.V.
Basic colors: 
- Primer: Gunze Mr. Surfacer 500
Rolls-Royce Pale Blue: my own mix of Tamiya acrylics

- RAF interior green: Humbrol #78
- The following items of the K5054 were scratchbuilt:
     cockpit (partially), spinner, exhaust stacks, propeller blades, tail skid, canopy, cockpit door, main landing
gear doors.

Rato Marczak 2007