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Airfix A50141 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Supermarine Spitfire MkVb 1:24 Scale Plastic Model Gift Set

by Airfix
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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  • 1:24 scale plastic scale model kit
  • Construction and painting required: yes, glue and paints included
  • Skill level: 4 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller)
  • Dimensions: length: 384mm x width: 468mm
  • Number of parts: 192
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Airfix A50141 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Supermarine Spitfire MkVb 1:24 Scale Plastic Model Gift Set + Airfix AF1004 Electric Motor 1:24 Scale Model Kit Accessory + Silverline 633830 Helping Hands 63mm 2.5x
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1.1 Kg
Product Dimensions69.2 x 32.6 x 8.6 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:8 years and up
Item model numberA50141
Main Language(s)English
Assembly RequiredYes
Scale1:24
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic
Radio Control Suitabilityindoor
  
Additional Information
ASINB005SPU69W
Best Sellers Rank 6,324 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.2 Kg
Delivery Destinations:Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
Date First Available3 Oct 2011
  
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Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 8 years. For use under adult supervision
  • Flammable
  • Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking

Product Description

Product Description

Jan Zumbach, the famous Polish Battle of Britain fighter ace flew EN951 303 Sqn from late September 1941. Earlier in the year Jan was posted back to 303 as a Flight Commander and only two months later he was promoted to Squadron Leader and appointed to command the Squadron, a duty he performed from May until December 1942. This gift set includes glue (Humbrol Precision Poly Cement), paint brushes, 12 Humbrol acrylic paints and a electric motor that enables the propeller to spin.

Product Description

Product Description Jan Zumbach, the famous Polish Battle of Britain fighter ace flew EN951 303 Sqn from late September 1941. Earlier in the year Jan was posted back to 303 as a Flight Commander and only two months later he was promoted to Squadron Leader and appointed to command the Squadron, a duty he performed from May until December 1942. This gift set includes glue Humbrol acrylic paints Box Contains 1 x model kit 1x Build Plan 1x Decal Sheet 2 x Glue 2 x Brushes 15 x Assorted acrylic paints.... **an electric motor can be added (part number AF1004) to rotate the propeller, or you can purchase full kit number A50055 which has the motor included**


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good fun to build 21 Feb 2014
This is the largest model plane that I have attempted.The engine is a bit tricky to fit when completed, but can be done .The aluminium paint supplied is a bit streaky other colours ok.Some of the instructions are a bit vague .Some slight modifications are needed but can be done quite easily if you have modelled before.I am threequarters through the build and I am impressed with the detail.Cannot foresee any real probs with what I have left to do.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally made it right 31 Oct 2013
By Dunx
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Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Received the model one day late,that was fine but the kit itself is fantastic, it's huge with a mighty wingspan and all the details are there, machineguns, cockpit engine etc. I painted mine with d-day stripes and it looks fantastic a must have for any ww2/aircraft model nut.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Huge Spitfire! 28 April 2014
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I bought this when it was selling for a knock down 19 and I can say for that money it was a bargain. Never having built or even seen a 1:24 scale spitfire, I can say it is impressive in scale and detail. Cockpit detail is extensive, but maybe not up to today's standards as this is basically the old Airfix with newer parts added to upgrade it to the Mk Vb. The flaps work, the landing gear retracts and there is enough room to build some lights into this too.

This version comes with paints, that I always say are only fit for the bin, so buy some Humbrol enamel for this. The decal sheet is huge, markings are huge too for this bird. There is quite a lot of plastic flash present on this one of mine that will need trimming, and I have heard of some fit issues with the fuselage and wings. But them, this is maybe a 50 year old base kit so it is not going to be up to Trumpeter or Tamiya standards is it?

Oh and this is not the version with propeller motor provided, you will have too source one of those from else where. Photo etch sets and detail up items are available, and I would think that a nice new pilot figure would set this splendid bird off if placed in a diorama setting.

Any model of a spitfire is a good thing, so go and get one to pay homage and respect to the few!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Took me back 40 years !!! 16 Aug 2013
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A fantastic, time consuming, piece of joy !.. I bought this on a whim, as I haven't built a model for a number of years. The end result was very pleasing, but not as pleasing as the time sat back and gently crafting parts in to a unit or painting pieces. Just like a jigsaw, the picture starts to emerge, but unlike a jigsaw, some of the parts need to be properly finished by hand before sticking to each other...Overall the secret to this is monk like patience with a huge dose of piece and quiet. My top tip would be to apply the supplied paint in thinned out washes rather than straight out the pot gloop. Washes don't show paintbrush lines and they build the colour up. Then apply a coat of brush on lacquer. ( a 5 bottle will last forever). This will seal and protect the decals, and help the acrylic (water based + no mess) paint from being scratched off. My finished model is now hanging from the ceiling in the office and it's providing a world of wonder for others too now.........
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Airfix do it again! 20 April 2014
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Superb kit of a remarkable Aircraft. Non-modellers need not apply. Needs patience and experience to bring this one to life.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars spitfire build 3 Aug 2013
By ray w
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Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
After a layoff of 10 years thought I would try a big spitfire. Most parts went together well ( lots of pegs required tho). Putting the Merlin in was tricky and side panels a bit awkward easier to leave it out if you don't want to display engine. The paint supplied with the kit is not particularly good best to buy your own. Overall tho not too difficult to build and with patience you end up with a decent kit.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Smashing spitfire! 28 July 2014
I've been building models for a good few years and I finally decided to try something a Bit more adventurous. Opening the kit and seeing the parts was staggering. The detail is very good for the a kit that didn't benefit from airfix's "new tooling", there is a lot of detail under the surface so one has to choose between focusing on the exterior or the interior. On most areas a choice doesn't need to be made. The main one is if you want to install the airfix working engine into the model. This is actually an amazon add on and I wish I had done it before. It isn't hard to install as I looked at the details. Along the way when installing the engine pice in the model your given the choice to put in a different piece to mount the engine. If properly assembled this makes the propeller spin, not that fast but very cool. I plan to use this to encorpoate realism into a future kit with some model lighting conversions kits slapped on. The instructions are easy to follow and the cockpit is very detailed with the addiction of a cool pilot. A very good kit for more experienced modellers. I didnt really see the point of paints as someone who uses the paints is probably not experienced enougth to makes this model worth it. I went for the one without the paints because the model is actually no different. You may want to consider after market decals if you want something that's not RAF but you can easily stick with the base model. A great kit for a medium level of experience.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars hard but fun 27 Jan 2013
Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
this model is not for beginners and will take a lot of time and patience to complete, recommended you carefully read through the instructions and practice making the parts fit before actually glueing. a bit of filing and cleaning of flash is required for a flush fit. when completed this spitfire is huge and looks great, it's not toy but your effort is rewarded.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
my most faviret plane made by mr rj michell best plane ever made
Published 1 month ago by gerald dyer
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a cracker!
Brilliant kit for the price, can't top Airfix for consistent quality and at 1/24 scale it's huge. Thanks
Published 1 month ago by john hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Excellent...larger model than expected...lots of detail.
The 11yr old I bought it for is really enjoying the complexity of it.
Published 2 months ago by Lieza Browne
5.0 out of 5 stars super super spitfire
recieved my model yesterday ( 04 april ) only 10 mins from just getting home from work, as i was excepting it monday the 7th, as this is my first large scale model i can't comment... Read more
Published 4 months ago by darren johnson
1.0 out of 5 stars Great product, lousy packaging.
I purchased this for my nephew's birthday. I was in a hurry as usual and used Amazon Prime to order it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by M. K. Winston
3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely aircraft spoilt by poor instructions
My son has made a lot of airfix kits in the past and enjoyed fitting them together, but this one has been a challenge because of poor fitting parts and vague instructions, it has... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Swindon4
5.0 out of 5 stars Spitfire Vb BBMF
Other reviewers are correct in that the kit requires experience to build. The base kit was tooled in 1969 and is a remarkable achievement for the time. Read more
Published 7 months ago by D. M. Oates
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