1/48 Spitfire Vc- Mediterranean Theater of Operations

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  1. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

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    Scale: 1/48
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    Model Type:Spitfire Vc trop
    Aftermarket addons: decals from spares file, quick boost MkIX exhausts

    the subject

    "Rosie" Mackie's Spitfire was re painted green/grey over the normal dessert colours in preperation for a move to italy.
    i have a theme running of RAF green/grey cammo on most of the major types used by the service so this fitted in nicely.

    i have seen this done with yellow or blue code letters, but i am sticking with grey because in his book "Rosie" mentions the re paint but says nothing of unusual coloured code letters, which i think he would of if they were indeed painted a different colour to regulations !

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    #2 rochie, Nov 20, 2014
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    more pictures
    note the MkIX exhauts, these were fitted to another of Mackie's Spitfires and after a crash landing he returned, removed them and fitted them to JK715 !

    i will be building this one at the same time as its mid stone/dark earth coloured twin from the other thread.

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    Nice one!
     
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    Nice one Karl. I would agree that the codes are certainly not yellow, as the second pic shows the tone of the letters and the outer ring of the roundel to be slightly different.
     
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    In for a penny, in for a pound Karl. Nice one.
     
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    And three next profiles that can come in handy... the source : the Internet.

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    Thank you Wojtek.

    That last profile is very strange, looks like it is in BoB colours.
     
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    #11 rochie, Dec 17, 2014
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    airfix's Spitfire Vc/seafire kit is a mix of old and new, it's their old Vb kit with a new set of Vc wings.
    the fuselage has raised panel lines but the new wings have recessed panel lines, you also get the old wings in the box so a Spitfire Vb is also possible from this kit !

    i've included a shot of the quick boost MkIX exhausts as Mackie's Spitfire was fitted with them

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    Thought I was seeing double for a moment there - good stuff No2 Karl !
     
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    Seems to be 2 threads going on this subject?
     
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    yes Andy, i am doing it twice, 2 models, one in desert cammo and one in green/grey after it was re-painted for a proposed move to Italy from Malta !
     
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    Oh, OK. Kinda confusing but works for me!
     
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    sorry about that mate.

    i want a Spitfire V for my RAF grey/green cammo theme and i also want a desert cammo Spitfire !

    i have already done Mackies Tempest so doing this twice fitted in nicely for me and my collection
     
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    I think I get it! But I would recommend adding something in the title of the posts to help differentiate the two builds... Vc (Desert)... Vc(Green/Gray) or something like that.
     
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