March - Aug 2016 SIG: The Battle of Malta. Chat Thread.

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Mmmm, a Fairey Fulmar, much maligned but not a bad aircraft at all. I might see if anything is available in a small scale that would fit the bill.


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Mmmm, a Fairey Fulmar, much maligned but not a bad aircraft at all. I might see if anything is available in a small scale that would fit the bill.
Cheers


Steve
Nice idea, eduard do a mkII in 1/48 but if you can get hold of MPM's offering its really decent by all accounts, my LHS had one in a little while back at a decent price and within hours it was gone, gutted!
 
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Just wondering if I can or could join in this GB build. In my stash I have a 1/48 Spitfire V /Vb with trop abouka air filter.


Ref shows that the spits even though entering later in the Malta campaign were supplied from HMS Eagle 1942.


Or I was thinking of a Hurricane iib which I'll have to order in.


Any thoughts


Robert
 
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Has anyone got details on what MK Spitfires served in Malta? I know the Vb and Vc did according to an online report but did the MK VIII?
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Mk V were delivered from HMS eagle from my ref.
 

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Just wondering if I can or could join in this GB build. In my stash I have a 1/48 Spitfire V /Vb with trop abouka air filter.
Ref shows that the spits even though entering later in the Malta campaign were supplied from HMS Eagle 1942.


Or I was thinking of a Hurricane iib which I'll have to order in.


Any thoughts


Robert
Your right

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Mk V were delivered from HMS eagle from my ref.
Your right on both accounts I believe, mkIIb Hurricanes were used and mkV spits were dispatched from HMS Eagle
 

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Mk5 spits were delivered in several batches from different carriers. The colour schemes used on these aircraft is a topic of much debate.So a bit of research is needed when modelling a Malta spitfire.Those delivered in the desert scheme had the middle stone camo areas over painted with a locally mixed grey.This was to make them less conspicuous when operating over the sea.Ive also seen photos of them still in the dark earth/middle stone camo and some with the upper surfaces entirely in blue grey!.
 
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Well I found this pic and even though I these are in North Africa 42 the colour scheme is as Dave mentioned.


It does look like there is a grey shade over the middle stone look


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This will be my entry in the Malta SIG I'm hoping to get some info on 185 Squadron which flew out of Hal Far in 1942


It will be a VC ( I think but the VB was also flown by this Squadron during this time.


Regards


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Well I found this pic and even though I these are in North Africa 42 the colour scheme is as Dave mentioned.
It does look like there is a grey shade over the middle stone look


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That photo is of the standard desert scheme of dark earth, middle stone and azure blue Robert. Here are some side profiles of malta spitfires-:
 
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Thanks Dave this is super beyond belief and I really like your ref pictures which I have saved to my pics. I believe looking at the kit and the ref pics I'm prob going to have to get a new spinner as the VB Tamiya kit has the pointed one and the VC is the smooth type.


It's either going to be X BR112 or GLE BR294 as I want to depict the more med sea blues and slate greys as I've never done a spit in these colours


Well on to E bay to get a new spinner


Many thanks again Dave


Kind regards


Robert
 
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