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Eduard 1/48 Spitfire IX (Late Mark)

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Just to add more confusion  -  after contacting a Spitfire  reference library,  I found another squadron that was on base same time my dad was there  - 274sqn   with Spit  IX's   they had  codes  JJ   and in mid 44  they were asigned  V1  Flying bomb duties  over south England,  in mid 44  they  were  part  of No.11 Group; Air Defence of Great Britain; Allied Expeditionary Air Force.

 

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3 hours ago, Old Collingwood said:

Just to add more confusion  -  after contacting a Spitfire  reference library,  I found another squadron that was on base same time my dad was there  - 274sqn   with Spit  IX's   they had  codes  JJ   and in mid 44  they were asigned  V1  Flying bomb duties  over south England,  in mid 44  they  were  part  of No.11 Group; Air Defence of Great Britain; Allied Expeditionary Air Force.

 

OC.

yeah I see that brother and as an example of the confusion your having trying to find accurate info, the unit history says they were switched to flying spit 14's during the V-1 defense campaign... and went back to spit IX's when they were shipped over to the continent.

 

Also 29sqn was there during the same period and flew a similar operations profile...

 

 

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A bit of an update  -  this afternoon  I masked up the top side edges  and used my Dark Sea Grey rattle can  on the underside  of the spit,  I started with a gentle mist over, gave it about Ten minutes  then built it up till it was smoothly covered, from what I could tell  there was no reaction with the Acrylic underneath.

 

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3 minutes ago, Landlubber Mike said:

Nice!  For the black and white stripes, are you going to paint or use decals?

Thats a good quetion Mike, as I have flat white acrylic paint  that would have to painted by brush, and a  rattle can of  flat black  laquar paint  - so it would be a bit of a mix.

 

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1 hour ago, popeye the sailor said:

...a very interesting way to mask camo  ;)   the methods are endless here........so far so good :) 

Thank you for looking in on the progress Denis,    yep  the blue tack  is supposed to produce a softer camo line  due to its edge being further from the surface than like paper or tape would produce, and the paper/tape is just the cover over the painted camo,   same system I used on the Mossie.

 

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