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billbo
#1 Posted : 16 September 2013 17:15:07

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I have just ordered this lovely model been waiting long time for a good spitfire model i will really enjoy this model not sure to paint or leave any surgestions BigGrin
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#2 Posted : 16 September 2013 17:25:06

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Good to have you along in the nizzen hut Cool
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#3 Posted : 16 September 2013 18:52:07

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Welcome aboard Mr Baggins BigGrin

It's down to personal preference really and there will be some that leave the Spitfire bare and those that will paint her.. There is a lot of room for detailing from what I can tell if your into doing that? There is an abundance of info online so to get her looking how you want shouldn't pose a problem..

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#4 Posted : 16 September 2013 23:02:44

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Welcome Bilbo,

I recon a bare Aluminium under wings and painted upper would look the part on that stand.

looking forward to seeing you get building.
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#5 Posted : 16 September 2013 23:34:50

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Welcome aboard Bilbo, hope you enjoy your build and look forward to seeing how you bring it together..... Cool Cool

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#6 Posted : 17 September 2013 14:38:44

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Thanks guys i will try my best at a build dairy as i have never done one before
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kwakermad
#7 Posted : 17 September 2013 15:35:18

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Welcome to the Spitfire hanger Billbo, I look forward to seeing another build diary. I see you are not too far away, not too many of us from the frozen north.
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#8 Posted : 17 September 2013 18:36:32

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kwakermad wrote:
Welcome to the Spitfire hanger Billbo, I look forward to seeing another build diary. I see you are not too far away, not too many of us from the frozen north.

Yeah not far away haha it really cold this last few days
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#9 Posted : 18 September 2013 13:37:47

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Hi billbo, I just received my first parts and I must admit I would love a model this size in the d-day black and white stripe markings but I am not sure whether this plane was still about then or if it would be historically accurate, but may do it anyway, andy
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Andy that colour scheme crossed my mind aswell, just need to look and see if there were any about then. If I find anything I will give you a shout.
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#11 Posted : 18 September 2013 20:57:33

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andysod wrote:
Hi billbo, I just received my first parts and I must admit I would love a model this size in the d-day black and white stripe markings but I am not sure whether this plane was still about then or if it would be historically accurate, but may do it anyway, andy

Hi Andy

The good news is yes there was still Spitfire Vb's knocking about on D day eg 130 squadron I think.So its certainly acurate to do so.
Im also doing the D day scheme (eventually!)...Im just trying to decide between a czech or polish version.
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#12 Posted : 19 September 2013 00:18:27

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Thanks spike, yes I googled a few myself a little while ago you beat me to the post. I think a lot of the ones around on dday were with Polish sqns but I could be wrong. I have saved a few pics of them, just a matter of finding where to get the different letters and numbers in 1/12th or may have to try and print them out or perhaps a stencil, andy
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#13 Posted : 20 September 2013 11:28:28

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andysod wrote:
Thanks spike, yes I googled a few myself a little while ago you beat me to the post. I think a lot of the ones around on dday were with Polish sqns but I could be wrong. I have saved a few pics of them, just a matter of finding where to get the different letters and numbers in 1/12th or may have to try and print them out or perhaps a stencil, andy

No Probs Andy.It looks like I will have to spend some time in google from the looks of it.
As for different letters and numbers you could also try rub down letters and numbers,they come in different sizes so could get some to match,or else theres a seller on ebay that will make up some very thin vinyl rub down letters etc in any size or colour for you.So we do have some options to think about.
Jon
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