The Airfix 1:1 scale Spitfire model

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The Airfix Spitfire made its way to BBC – thanks to Top Gear star presenter James May and his new show Toy Stories. This series aims to to prove that traditional, old fashioned toys are still relevant in the age of video games and the Internet.

Airfix kits formed a memorable hobby experience of May’s own childhood, and they also became the subject of the first episode of his show, with the historic Airfix Spitfire playing a central role. But not just a tiny 1/72 kit itself; James took a chance of up-scaling it to 1/1 scale replica, albeit delivered in 25 parts, as per Airfix original instructions, complete with a pilot figure!

Ever since a child, aviation has been a keen interest of mine, with warbirds being my favourite. Since joining Redbubble, I have become a keen follower of HDR work, which I am concerntrating on at the moment.

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  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    Nice shot Colin.

  • Thank you so much Sheryl

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  • Woodie
    Woodieover 2 years ago

    I actually watched this TV prog and was fascinated by it. You just can’t scale things up and expect the same result as shown by making cruise liners bigger and bigger. They are coping with making aircraft bigger at the moment.
    That’s a horrible green they choose for the underside. Should be duck-egg blue I think !!LOL
    Cheers N

  • Yep I agree it SB Duck egg Blue Cheers Neil !

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  • Sue Knowles
    Sue Knowlesover 2 years ago

    Super shot Colin, may I ask where this is? It was a great series too, we enjoyed the scalextric one as well.

  • Its at RAF Cosford ;o) I saw them filming the Brooklands one as I lived nearby at the time ;o)

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  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandover 2 years ago

    Awesome image!

  • Thank you so much Rita

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  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 2 years ago

    That programme aired out here early last year and I remember it well – in fact I was rapt in the whole series. Nice work Colin.

  • Whole Series was brilliant ,although the lego house was demolished, as lego did not want it for legoland in Windsor !

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 2 years ago

    Nicely taken Colin. Underside a bit on the puse green side though. (Not your fault of course). – Ted

  • I Agree well kids painted it lol !

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Great capture and DOF, Wonderful colours and detail!

  • Thanks Ray !!

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  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 2 years ago

    Excellent work Colin..

  • Cheers Warren !

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 2 years ago

    Great to see. I love your composition Colin. Nice shot.

  • Thank You !

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  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 2 years ago

  • Wow, Many Thanks !!

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