Paws4thot

Signature: Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

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Paws4thot

1064 posts

By and large $paint_make and "number system" are 2 different things. (applies to pretty much any range I can remember a series of values from)

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1064 posts

"mugged by ships it easily outgunned" you mean?

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1064 posts

5 gallons (that's real gallons, not US 'gallons' too) of fuel isn't much use to a tank!

Even though the Germans didn't know about Benghazi burners lubricating oil, paraffin or water all seem more likely.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1064 posts

Nice, and the Emil looks very "Battle of Britain sulphur nose".

Matters arising:-

  1. The "brownish" you originally got looks more like Luftwaffe desert camo than European, at least on this monitor. The mixed grey is believable.
  2. Masking tape - Ideally you want kabuki tape (multiple brands are available) but failing that you might get something better from a body shop or car accessory shot. In this event, keep it in a drawer between uses!

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1064 posts

@Tomek22

Wink

Isn‘t that the „River Kwai“ Bridge on the Cover?

Wooden trestle bridges like that are more common than you think.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1064 posts

Great job of "moving in day" at a forward desert air strip.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1064 posts

Leon, I agree with you; the frosted "glass" doesn't add anything when painting anyway.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1064 posts

Well, in the advert for this kit, the "black and white underside scheme" shows the white covering the port side of what would otherwise be the bomb aiming window. The starboard side can't be seen in the relevant illustration.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1064 posts

Agreed Paul, but the OP specifically asked about bombers, so I only mentioned the 2 types I specifically knew about the dope shine through on.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1064 posts

@Aussie Jeff

The spitfire looked great, definitely not a disaster. The red decal things round the guns can be a pain. As a fellow Australian who lives between wheelabarrowback and the middle of nowhere, I can sympathise with your woes. That said, I still don't have to travel 800km to a model shop.

I'm actually near Coffs Harbour - so have the choice of Necastle to the south or GoldCoast/Brisbane to the north.  Both are a similar distance and I haven't found anything decent any closer with my web searches.

Actually, that reminds me; the red decals are a representation of red canvas patches which were applied over the gun ports when time between sorties permitted. Don't leave them off, but if they're rough, crooked or lifting they're almost certainly plausible!

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

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