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Airfix A55100 Supermarine Spitfire MkIA 1:72 Scale Model Small Starter Set

by Airfix
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
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  • 1:72 scale plastic scale model kit
  • Construction and painting required: yes, glue, brushes and paints included
  • Skill level: 1 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller)
  • Dimensions: length: 127 millimetres x width: 155 millimetres
  • Number of parts: 36
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight150 g
Product Dimensions23.4 x 22.4 x 3.4 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:8 years and up
Item model numberA55100
Main Language(s)English
Number of Puzzle Pieces36
Assembly RequiredYes
Scale1:72
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic
  
Additional Information
ASINB0055ANRZ0
Best Sellers Rank 4,418 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight222 g
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Date First Available28 Oct 2011
  
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This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 8 years. For use under adult supervision
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult

Product Description

Product Description

A brand new model of the iconic Spitfire, probably the best known fighter aircraft ever, and arguably the best looking too, with its sleek lines and elliptical wings, the Spitfire will be forever remembered for its role in the Battle of Britain. This kit includes four acrylic paints, paint brush and glue.

Product Description

Supermarine Spitfire MkIa - Starter Set Piece count : 36 pieces. Dimensions : 12.7 cm x 15.5 cm. Set contents : - 1 Supermarine Spitfire MkIa - 4 jars of paint - Glue - 1 brush


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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a 10 year olds review 12 Sep 2012
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Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
2 weeks ago i bought the spitfire with my pocket money. so far i think it was an easy to assmble kit with only 36 parts.It didnt take long to build but it takes a while to dry. the painting is easy because it includes paints and dosnt have much to paint.the decals are sort of easy to put and you only have to wait 3-4 mins to dry.afterwards i hung my spitfire on the celing above my bed! overall i think this kit is for you if have just started making them.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Had a lot of fun putting this together 2 Jan 2013
By Ed
Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
My 8 year old chose this as an introduction to Airfix kits. We really enjoyed putting it together, but there were a couple of things we learnt.

1. The instructions don't make it that clear that you should paint the parts as you're assembling the model.
2. We managed to overlook the fact that there are detailed instructions on the back of the box for the painting.
3. A sharpened matchstick was very useful for applying glue to some of the finer areas.

Overall my son was delighted with it,and it was a pleasure to spend a couple of hours helping him put it together.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Abeautiful little kit 2 Sep 2013
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I really love this Airfix Supermarine Spitfire. It was very easy to assemble and it came with paints and a brush which made it more exciting.

The reason why I gave this item five stars is because when it was fully assembled and painted it, and it looked so good and life-like.

I would recommend this Spitfire to anybody who loves building them and has many hours of fun. I loved building this kit and I had many hours of fun.

Thanks to the seller who sold me this kit.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Better of the MK1a 21 July 2013
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
After a long break from Airfix kits, this is the first 1:72 aircraft I bought. I was dubious after building kits of quality such as Trumpeter and Tamiya, but seeing this on the shop shelf reduced to half price swayed me to give Airfix another go. I opened it expecting to find the same old stroy that Airfix seemed to be repeating with their 1:600 scale ships, just releasing the same standard kit with all the inherant problems they had on first issue in the '60's.

But I was wrong.

This is the new re-tooled Spitfire, and features a vastly imploved cockpit set up, instument panel, chair and internal cockpit wall details, panel lines that are indented and more up to date and comprehensive decal sheet, even the canopy has been improved to be more accurate. Sadly, the same awful paints are still being supplied with these kits, please, don not use them, go and buy the same colour number in Humbrol oils instead, the finish will be much better.

A real improvement on the original kit that I have previously reviewed, and hopefully better in fit as I have yet to build this version. A can recommend this version of the MKIa that is distinguished by this particular box art.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Ordered this for my Grandson for xmas, he is know into making model aeroplanes so I hope he gets alot of pleasure on making this.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More fun than when I was young 21 May 2013
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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   
I used to do these as a kid, and enjoyed them then - I can't find them now - which sparked a renewed interest 20 years later, confident that my abilities would have improved.
It's a lot harder than I recall, but that's not to say it actually is hard. It was simple enough to follow the instructions, and it is best to paint parts before you construct them - which can make it very time-consuming, especially as I was hoping to make my return to the modelling world a glorious example of how it should be done.
I have to say, my attempt is not a showroom example, but that is not down to the model kit.
Everything that should have been in there, was there, and there was ample glue and paint to complete the task.
I would advise (and will do next time) that you buy an undercoating spray, as the paints can go a little thin at times, and perhaps buy a very fine brush for things like the pilot and landing gear.
I will be buying another one and trying again though!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good place to start 12 Sep 2012
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Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this kit to enable me to get my 10 year old Grandson started on building model aircraft. We have not built it yet but kit appears to be upto the usual high standard provided by Airfix. Well produced and good value as paints are included. Good prompt delivery by the vendor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars and found they were very easy to 7 July 2014
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i have now made five of these kits to go on my layout, and found they were very easy to make
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
Bought for my 7 year old son, brought back memories of me building the same kit as a lad! Brill.
Published 1 month ago by Vaarky
5.0 out of 5 stars my first airfix
I have never done something like this before so thought i would try it and it was a great little kit. It was easy to build,glue and paint well worth the money. Read more
Published 1 month ago by phil
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Plane
Bought this as a gift for my boyfriend. He loved it and spent a few hours doing it. Everything you need is in the pack!
Published 2 months ago by sophie cowman
5.0 out of 5 stars Good starter model for all ages and one of Airfix re-tooled range.
This is a fantastic new tooling of the Airfix range, I used this model to teach 10 yr old's at a school club most of the kids hadn't ever built a model and they produced some... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mark Thomson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product
I got this for my other half and he likes it. Its a good quality product for the money :)
Published 2 months ago by Lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Some one had never made an airfix Model
I got this for my partners Birthday (not just this so don't call me a cheapskate)

She had never made an Airfix model she admitted to me, so I had to correct this error... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Wayne Fitzgerald
2.0 out of 5 stars hmmmm....
bought this for my boyfriend but he still hasn't found time to put it together..... not the greatest present it would seem
Published 4 months ago by louise
1.0 out of 5 stars Turned up without a paint brush.
Just received this having ordered it yesterday.

Fast next day delivery.

The packaging on it was falling apart and one of the major parts is missing. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Philipo
1.0 out of 5 stars Great item but poor delivery
Great item . Was for a present for 8 year old boy who loved it . Only reason for 1 star is the courier - delivered it stinking of stale cigarette smoke . Read more
Published 4 months ago by jholmes007
5.0 out of 5 stars Great !!!
Received with thanx. Great for my brother, who can't get out so much any more due to illness now. loves it.
Published 5 months ago by Uvonne Bowden
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