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About WV908

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  1. Thanks for the info and photo Troy. Not sure if you've seen it but you have a PM from me Cheers, WV908
  2. Is there a suggestion that the aircraft is relatively intact? There are no dive photos etc available. Cheers, WV908
  3. Thanks for the replies all - MV268 (MV293) is the really funny one here as as with most in-flight photos, the codes look to be sky. I photographed her on the ground at Duxford last Thursday (will upload the photo when I'm home later) and I could swear the codes are white. Equally when viewing MH434 relatively up close on the same visit, her codes appeared grey and did not match the sky band or the white of the D-Day stripes. Cheers, WV908
  4. I'm talking about how the aircraft can appear in photos and how they compare to decal sheets - in those two it's clearly sky - in other photos of the same aircraft the codes look white-ish. MV293 is even more confusing than these two - regardless, neither pair of codes in these photos are as dark as any decal sheet I can find that calls it's codes 'sky' unfortunately. Cheers, WV908
  5. Thanks Troy - I'm hoping that the blue backing is indeed compounding the problem. Examples of Spitfires I am looking at are EP120 and MH434 - their codes are neither the usual darker sky nor grey and when compared to the roundels, are only just off-white. It's a confusing problem which was brought on by my plan to model MV293 in it's MV268 guise - in some photos the codes look sky, in others they look this off-white. Cheers, WV908
  6. Hi all, I'm not sure if this is entirely a post war thing, but most Spitfires on the flying circuit today wear squadron codes that are of an off-white (not sky and not grey) colour. I'm really struggling to find anything that will suit decal-wise in 1/48. I bought a set of Xtradecal X48023 which looked about right on the website, but turned up beige on arrival. Thanks in anticipation, WV908
  7. I'm holding off for a Swedish version - didn't realise the engines were different, thanks Cheers, WV908
  8. I'd guess there's only five at the pre-order price. Cheers, WV908
  9. '603 Doesn't have control surfaces to speak of any more. When she was fixed up a few years ago, the ailerons / elevators were de-skinned and re-skinned over in a couple of solid patches, with the former hinge lines painted on. Cost effective at the time considering she doesn't need the use of her control surfaces, but it shows that maybe they should have been done properly first time around. This is not a criticism of the museum though as the alternative was bean tins; just my two-pence worth. Cheers, WV908
  10. Record beaten by G-CIVP - It's nice that it was one of the more colourful birds - just a shame it wasn't the Landor or BOAC one though. The aircraft may be American built, but it's a British record once more. Cheers, WV908
  11. Other sources are quoting something that I couldn't find that suggested what I wrote. I linked only what I could find. Cheers, WV908
  12. The big Tonka will finally be revealed at Nuremberg toy show 2020. It's not clear from the translation if this is simply a reveal or a release for sale though; https://www.italeri.com/en/article/740 Cheers, WV908
  13. The IDS kit has all the parts to make a GR.1, minus the hindenburger tanks Cheers, WV908
  14. Thanks chaps - will definitely be picking that one up. Some nice additional detail sets too that will compliment my other Desert GR.1 build. Luscious Lizzie, Armoured Charmer or Check Six? Choices choices.... Cheers, WV908
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