Construction of 1/72 Spitfire MkIa Taking a welcome break from painting millions of minute Roman figures, we are building a Spitfire! 1) First things first – the sprues are given a quick rinse and primed in white. 2) Inside the cockpit – the pilot sitting smartly ready for take-off. 3) The plane is assembled. 4) A dark green base coat is painted. 5) A layer of dark earth-brown is added to create the iconic camouflage. 6) Finally, markings are added to the plane. Our Spitfire is complete!