For some time now, I've been wanting to try my hand at designing a propeller plane instead of a jet. After seeing Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, I knew it had to be the Spitfire, and I've done my best to model it after those seen in the film. Designing this plane presented a surprising number of challenges:
There is a limited availability of parts in dark tan, dark green, and dark blue, so a few compromises in part choice had to be made.
If you've seen Dunkirk, you may know that the Spitfires have a split black and white color scheme on the underside. To scale the model at 1/36, the wingspan needed to be an odd number of studs. These parameters resulted in the use of a few SNOT techniques to make sure the colors underneath split right down the middle.
Due to the smaller scale, I felt I needed to choose between looks and functionality. In the end I went with looks! There are no moving control surfaces as are typical on my other models.
I highly value your feedback, so let me know what you think of it in the comments below. As always, thanks for looking!