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  1. The 4+ book is an option if you are happy with many pictures of detail but little text. Also covers the other variants of the Tempest
  2. The original FS-595 was issued in 1956 so would have been a pretty new standard when WG774 flew. Now IIRC the violet scheme dates from 1958 so a little later, but still I find the use of paints from this standard quite unusual Regarding decal 28, this was discussed in the thread in the rumormonger section and should read "hood release"
  3. Paul Lucas mentioned this in a thread I started after having read the use of 108 in an issue of section 33B of AP-1086
  4. The Model Color range really is aimed more at figure modellers than us aircraft modellers. Some colours are supposed to be for aircraft but they are rarely that accurate... said that, there are a number of their colours that while meant for something else are actually quite good for certain aircraft schemes. The Model Air range is different as this includes a good number of paints supposed to represent FS or RAL or BS paints.... they sometime do and sometime don't. I agree that Vallejo should improve their accuracy with these paints although in fairness their latest attempts seem to be much better than the earliest.
  5. In fairness to Vallejo, 70.807 does not claim to be matched to any specific paint, just carries the generic name Oxford Blue. We could then debate if this is actually the colour as codified by the University of Oxford or if it's just a dark blue using that name
  6. All shops I use have minimum charges, reason why any time I buy online I try to add more stuff to the order to spread postage over several items. Now some in Italy and Germany have some very low postage for small flat items (decals and the like), in the €3-4 range but others charge much more. I like shops that use GLS as delivery service as this is generally on the cheaper side. One of my favourite Czech shops would deliver a dozen kits for under€8.
  7. In general.... slotted leading edge extention in metal but the tip is in camo, The triangular plate is generally all camo, never seen one half painted and half not (and I'm sure in 5 minutes someone will show me a picture...). Inner panels in shades of natural metal. You can use this picture as a general guide (an F-4E but the stabilators are the same) https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/7357029 Notice how the picture also shows a small panel left in metal just behind the slot and close to the tip. This is present in many pictures but not in all, so may or may not have been presebt on your subject (others may know more) You should alsocheck if your subject had the arrow shaped reinforcement, not all aircraft had them, see for example this F-4G here: https://www.scalemodellingnow.com/tbmodelconstruction-referencematerial-operationnorthernwatch1994/2
  8. XIVs with stripes: they sure did ! Have a look at the picture in this page: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hyperscale/spitfire-mk-xiv-rb188-t176284.html 91 Squadron machines were operational during D-Day and as the picture above shows, they had stripes Bubble canopy XIVs with full span wings: again it's a yes. There are several pictures showing this in the Far East. You can see some here: https://www.raf-in-combat.com/downloads/august-2019-supermarine-spitfire-xiv-far-east-21-photos/ Mind, the XIVs arrived in theatre when the war was over, so yes they flew with full span wings but not in combat missions
  9. This would have been true a few years ago. Considering what a Countach is worth today even a car needing restoration would probably cost 15-20 times that model...
  10. Guess that the moderators would be the right people to ask to concerning displaying your model on the forum, may be worth asking them. Can't help with the IPMS, never been a member so I don't know what their policy would be at their shows. I can add that personally I would have no issue, afterall if the aircraft sported these graffiti this is how I'd like it to be reproduced. Afterall we modellers often reproduce aircraft that carry symbols like the swastika but also nose arts that are blatantly offensive or racist and we don't seem to be bothered. And to be totally honest, we are happy to reproduce machines that contributed in the killing of hundred thousands of civilians around the world, should we then feel disturbed because one of these machines carried a few swear words ? Swear words that are just too common among those soldiers that we then celebrate in our posts... Of course that's just me, others may see things differently
  11. Giampiero that picture was posted here by myself a few years ago and discussed. The interior of the flaps looks to be the same of the lower surfaces (no surprise, that's how they were supposed to be. The interior of the fuselage is harder to understand, may be a grey-green. Only the windscreen frames are visible of the cockpit, they look more grey than green. Apart from the picture, whoever wrote the comment you posted clearly has no clue of how paints work ! Really, it's the kind of rubbish comment I keep reading in certain Italian modelling press coming from people who throw their opinions around without any clue of what they are talking about. I'll translate in English the section I highlighted: "I'll offer some food for thought: in those days heavy industries were not involved in one single area but often in more than one. Breda for example also manufactured trains and the interiors of locomotives in those days were in that green and not grey. Now excluding the materials more typical of aircraft production, it is plausible to think that a common anti-rust paint, because this is what we're talking about, could be used in both fields..." What ???? A common anti-rust paint ???? Used in both aircraft structures and locomotives ? Does this guy have any idea of the chemicals used to protect metals from corrosion ? Does he know that aircraft structures are mainly in aluminum and its alloys while trains were then made using steel ? Two different metals that require specific products for protection against corrosion ! And more: does he know that any paint used in aircraft production had to be approved by the relevant technical offices of the Regia Aeronautica, in the same way as this happened in every other country ? Would these offices have approved the use of a corrosion protection for steel on an aluminum alloy surface ? The same offices that issued lists of approved primers for both aluminum and steel, each with their properties to achieve the best possible result on the specific material. Come on, really, I don't want to sound unpleasant, I'm always open to any new info but I can't accept as reliable the ideas of someone stating that Breda may have used an imaginary "common anti-rust paint" on both MC.202s and trains when this is simply not possible
  12. That's very annoying ! Guess the kind of low pressure injection process used for these sets struggles in properly filling the mould at the top of the fin
  13. The 205 canopy and windscreen were indeed the same of the later series 202. This is confirmed by the Macchi catalogue numbers in the "nomenclatore" of the two types. The one for the 205 even indicates in the relevant column that the part is common with the 202
  14. The early Seafires are made from their "high quality" moulds so they are better kits compared to AZ/KP short run line. I don't have the Astir but have a couple of their Spitfire I/V from which the seafires are derived. They are no Tamiya of course but are buildable. What I don't like of these kits are the dimensions that don't match measurements as much as I like.
  15. One exception to the above was the use of the desert scheme on 5 Spitfire Mk.VI that were sent to Egypt (BS106, BS124, BS133, BS134, BS149). Of these the only one of which I know pictures exist is BS124, see for example these two links: https://www.raf-in-combat.com/downloads/october-2017-supermarine-spitfire-mk-vi-11-photos/ https://modelingmadness.com/review/allies/cleaver/gb/spt2/tc6.htm All 5 aircraft were later modified for PR work in the Middle East But of course, this has little to do with the high altitude scheme,..😆 Scheme that was not used on the Mk.VI but was used on a number of Mk.VIII and Mk.IX in the Mediterranean
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