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!
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.
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!.
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