Airplanes and Rockets' history & copyright Google search American Modeler Air Trails American Aircraft Modeler Young Men Hobbies Aviation Flying Aces Saturday Evening Post Boys' Life Hobby Distributors Amateur Astronomy Celestron CPC 800 Deluxe Engines & Motors Balsa Densities Silkspan Covering Comics Hints & kinks Snoopy Telephone Peanuts Collection Charles Schulz Saturday Evening Post Electronics My Models Model Aircraft Articles Plans Model Boat Articles Plans Model Car Articles Plans Model Train Articles Plans Grandmother Clock 1941 Crosley 03CB Radio Model helicopter articles & plans Crosswords Model Rocket Articles Plans Restoration Projects Photos Peanuts Collection Model Aircraft Articles Plans Sitemap Homepage Hints Amateur Radio Personal Everything from the homepage Miscellaneous Activities Airplanes and Rockets Hero Graphic

Guillow's Supermarine Spitfire

Guillow's Supermarine Spitfire - Airplanes and RocketsA friend of mine, Tom Eastlake, recently sent me some photos documenting his building of a Guillow's Supermarine Spitfire. This is the smaller version that has a 16½" wingspan (there's a larger one with a 24" wingspan). Tom started building his Spitfire in the early to middle part of December 2010.

Comet Cadet built by Tom Eastlake, of NC - Airplanes and RocketsYou can see his Comet Cadet here.

November 2011 Update:

Tom just sent me these way-cool new action photos of his Spitfire. Photos by Mike Hughes

Tam Eastlake's Spitfire - Airplanes and Rockets     Tom Eastlake's Spitfire in flight - Airplanes and Rockets     Tom Eastlake's Spitfire on Dawn Patrol - Airplanes and Rockets

                   Spitfire on night alert                Spitfire on landing approach                     Spitfire on patrol

December 29 ,2010 Update:

Tom sent these high quality photos of his Guillow's Supermarine Spitfire. It looks really good against the light wooden table! As you can see from the photos below, he made pretty quick work of the building, covering, and painting process. A sheet of glass was laid over the plans and then masking tape held parts in place while building. A glue stick was used to attach the Jap tissue, and then Krylon spray provided the coloring. The wing roundels are painted on. This Spitfire will be for display only.

Nice job, Tom!

Tom Eastlake's Supermarine Spitfire (Guillow's kit) - port side 3/4 view - Airplanes and Rockets

Tom Eastlake's Supermarine Spitfire (Guillow's kit) - port side 3/4 view


Tom Eastlake's Supermarine Spitfire (Guillow's kit) - starboard side 3/4 view - Airplanes and Rockets

Tom Eastlake's Supermarine Spitfire (Guillow's kit) - starboard side 3/4 view


Tom Eastlake's Supermarine Spitfire (Guillow's kit) - sitting on the plans - Airplanes and Rockets

Tom Eastlake's Supermarine Spitfire (Guillow's kit) - sitting on the plans


Tom's Build-On-Glass Method - Airplanes and Rockets
Tom's build-on-glass method
(that's his Spitfire under construction)

December 12, 2011

Comet Spitfire Fuselage Tissued - Airplanes and Rockets   Spitfire Fuselage Tissued - Airplanes and Rockets

Tom Eastlake's Spitfire with tissued fuselage

Tom Eastlake's Spitfire with Olive Drab Base Coat - Airplanes and Rockets
Olive drab base coat


Tom Eastlake's Spitfire with camouflage being added - Airplanes and Rockets

Camouflage being added

About Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets
Kirt Blattenberger
Carpe Diem!
(Seize the Day!)

Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD. There is a lot of good information and there are lot of pictures throughout the website that you will probably find useful, and might even bring back some old memories from your own days of yore. The website began life around 1996 as an EarthLink screen name of ModelAirplanes, and quickly grew to where more server space ...

Try Using SEARCH to Find
What You Need.
>1,400 Pages Indexed
on Airplanes & Rockets!

Copyright 1996 - 2022
Kirt Blattenberger
Family Websites:
RF Cafe | Equine Kingdom

All trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other rights of ownership to images and
text used on the Airplanes and Rockets website are hereby acknowledged.

height line

Modeling Resources

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) - Airplanes and Rockets
Academy of Model Aeronautics

Tower Hobbies logo - Airplanes and Rockets
Tower Hobbies

Horizon Hobby logo - Airplanes and Rockets
Horizon Hobby

Sig Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets
Sig Mfg

Brodak Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets
Brodak Mfg