Spitfire Mk.I / II and Prototype
Xtradecal, 1/72 & 1/48 scales
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Description and Item
Spitfire Mk I/II and Prototype
Xtradecal X48059 Spitfire Mk I/II and
Scale and Price:
1/72 scale from
GBP£5.91 available online from Hannants
1/48 scale from
GBP£5.95 available online from Hannants
Contents and Media:
A5 sized decal sheet
with markings for 5 aircraft, an 4 page A5
sized full colour instruction sheet in the
usual window fronted envelope
Very good register and
colour density with minimum carrier film,
not the usual aircraft.
No stencil markings
Here is another excellent sheet from Xtradecal in
1/72nd scale, this time for the old but accurate
Airfix Mk 1 Spitfire or the better detailed but less
accurate Tamiya kit. Personally, I would prefer the
Tamiya Mk I but that’s just me, a lazy sod when it
comes to detail and accuracy.
There are also markings for the Spitfire
prototype K5054 after it was painted in French Grey.
Again, the two kits above could be use with
appropriate modifications or the very nice CMR kit.
These subjects are also available from Xtradecal
in 1/48 scale, and will be appropriate for the
Tamiya and Airfix Mk.I Spitfires in that scale.
You'll need the Paragon conversion to depict the
Spitfire prototype in 1/48 scale.
As we've come to expect from one of the premier
decal suppliers in the hobby, the sheet is near
perfection and there is enough markings to build all
five of the aircraft involved plus some spares.
Although there are no stencils, good Spitfire
stencils are available from other decal suppliers.
All the other markings are supplied for all five
aircraft including codes, serials and any special
markings like presentation names.
The prototype, K5054 has a complete set of
roundels plus a spare set and there is a spare set
of fuselage and under-wing roundels for one of the
All three-colour roundels have separate red
the thumbnails below to view larger images:
The five aircraft covered are:
Spitfire Mk I,
P9386, QV-K from No. 19 Squadron, Fowlmere, from
March to September 1940, flown by Sqn.Ldr Brian
Lane. This Spitfire is in the “A” scheme with a
N3249, QJ-P from No. 92 Squadron, Biggin Hill,
September 1940 in the “B” pattern with a Black
P7840, GW-E, of No. 340 (French) Squadron, RAF
Turnhouse, December 1941 also in the “B” scheme
with a Sky spinner and fuselage band.
P5822, RF-W from No. 303 (Polish) Squadron, RAF
Northolt, in June/July 1941, in the “A” pattern
also with the Sky spinner and band. Both of
these Mk.IIas are presentation aircraft with the
Prototype, K5054, shown after repainting with
French Grey. There are notes on the colour
French Grey plus some conversion tips
This sheet is obviously only the start of marking
for the early Spitfires and with the recent Xtrakit
Mk.XII having only four No.41 Squadron options, I
would expect to see some Mk.XII markings for No.91
Squadron soon. In the meantime, we have this very
nice Mk.I/II set to go on with.
for the review sample
available online from Hannants' website