Flt. Sgt. George “Grumpy” Unwin’s Supermarine Spitfire Mk IA

While Tamiya’s new tool Spitfire gets all the attention, here’s one of the old tool version…

“In late May, 1940 the BEF was forced from continental Europe by the Germans at Dunkirk. The now famous retreat was covered in part by Spitfires of No.19 Squadron. Flight Sergeant George Unwin was already an experienced Spitfire pilot by this stage of the war…”

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Welcome!  This site is predominately a collection of true stories (tagged as “Feature Article”) about real people represented in part by scale models of the machines they used. I hope you find it interesting.


…the reason I pursue these projects; it was ordinarily extraordinary and he, and they, deserve to be remembered for it.