John Colasante

The Eduard Mk1 Spitfire made a perfect basis for the Supermarine Type 300. The main

changes to the airframe was to sand away

all of the details from the wings and to

smooth and reshape the nose cowling.

Then, re-scribing the wing details to

match the prototype‘s panel decking

was the next task that took a lot of

time. Other traditionally scratch

built details include the rudder counterweight and the windscreen, made

by sanding the Eduard windscreen

to a round shape and then plunging

a clear plastic over it similar to vac

forming but without vacuum.

The rest of the modified parts were done

in CAD using Fusion 360. I measured the

kit landmarks with a caliper and transferred those measurements into CAD ensuring that the parts would be a perfect fit.

The unique radiator was the most challenging part to create.

The finish represents a somewhat controversial choice. My main reference for the

project was the seminal book „A Spitfire

Story“ by Alfred Price. He described the

airframe as „unpainted“ for the demo at

Eastleigh, so I went with unpainted aluminum panels using shades of Alclad Aluminum and Steel to match the reference


Eduard‘s 1/48 Spitfire is such a pleasure

to work with, and it really brought K5054

to life. I eagerly look forward to Eduard‘s

next kit.

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INFO Eduard - April 2021