Revell 1/32 Spitfire Mk I "First Light"
By Darren McGuinness
Flying Officer Geoffrey Wellum DFC
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia, 92 Squadron, ROYAL AIR FORCE
This model is my tribute to Geoffrey Wellum and "The Few" The kit is the Revell 1/32 MK.II Spitfire backdated to a Mk Ia. I used Eduard P/E and Barracuda Resin on the Spitfire's cockpit. The figures are from Wings Cockpit figures.
Geoffrey Wellum was the youngest RAF pilot during the Battle of Britain. His book, "First Light", was his memoir of his experiences as a Fighter Pilot in 92 Squadron during WWII and is now recognised as one of the most definitive first hand accounts of the Battle of Britain. Wellum went on to win the DFC, and 92 Sqn. went on to be the highest scoring squadron of the Battle of Britain.
© Darren McGuinness 2016
This article was published on Friday, June 03 2016; Last modified on Thursday, January 04 2018