Gloster Gladiator decals

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  1. Nxthanos

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    I recently bought this sheet off ebay:

    Gloster Gladiator - 1/48 scale - Print Scale publishing group
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    Unfortunetly the sheet only comes with side view, does anyone have an idea of what the gladiator top looks like for that finnish set? Its not the standard black/green combu, the side view picture they have shows something like RAF 1940 on top and an odd lt brown/light green on the side, and teh text says the wings should be black/white.

    I need to see this, at least an upper view for the cammo pattern.

    If anyone can help me it would be much apprciated, i intend the Finnish Gladiator to be part of group build #12.
     
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    And here you are a shot of GL-267. The image source... Suomen Ilmavoimien Historia vol.12 - Englantilaiset Havittajat book
     

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    Excellent work boys!

    You can expect to see a 1/48 Finnish Gloster Gladiator in GB #12, and my great thanks to both of you for your detective work!
     
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    Cool! Your Finnish and my (I hope!) Swedish volunteer Gladiator.... 8)
     
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    I considered the swedish version, but the kit i have is a Mk II, my swedish decals are for a mkI!

    I also seriously considered the baltix states ones, how unusal they are!
     
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    #7 Lucky13, Nov 15, 2011
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    Gladiator I Version powered by a single 840 hp (627 kW) Bristol Mercury IX air-cooled radial piston engine. The aircraft was designated J 8 in Swedish Air Force service. Delivered1937-38, 378 built.
    Gladiator II Version powered by a single Bristol MercuryVIIIA air-cooled radial piston engine. The aircraft was designated J 8A in Swedish Air Force service, 270built.

    ....and here I thought that we only had Gladiator II's! :oops: :lol:

    Came across this: Hkans Flygsida - Gloster Gladiators in the Swedish Air Force

    That's where this pic comes from.... From the back, 23, 13, 14, 22 and 19.
     

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    The Finnish colour scheme was the RAF 'Shadow Compensating' colour scheme, where lighter colours were used in areas of shadow - lower wing and parts of the fuselage.
     
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    #10 Lucky13, Nov 15, 2011
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    I had no idea you could get Irish Markings for it! DOH!
     
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