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  1. Another pic of L6670/UQ ?: and arm (Higher resolution on IWM page here.) IWM Pic no CM 285, again taken by H Hensser. Note stenciling near (open) escape hatch and arm of someone standing on the wing at right. How inspiring and informative such pics are, gun mount details, stenciling, amount of overspray between colours and the dirt/dust on the surface. The proper stenciling indicates a repaint at a MU, no hasty field repaint at unit level.
  2. When looking in the early Blenheim Camouflage & Markings 7 (Ducimus) and others, A & B patterns are mentioned. The B pattern is a mirror image of the A pattern, but the colours are not transposed. UQ-D is painted in the A pattern (as is Duxford's L6739 in post #32 above) . Now, the patterns darker colour in the pic of UQ-D is the A patterns Dark Earth, indicating that the green has been repainted with either Light Earth (probably) or Mid Stone (possibly). Can the low contrast between the color be simply because the plane is worn and dirty? Or is UQ-D still in DG & DE with the
  3. Dear All, First of all, thanks for all the responses and help! As usual I have learnt, and got inspired a lot. After some searching I have found this pic at IWM, shown earlier, but much smaller, by Tony in this tread: (an even better resolution can be seen at the IWM page, here ) Look at that car in the background, seems identical with the one in my first post. The photographer in all three pics is the same, H Hensser. The pic’s no is CM292, the ones in my first post is CM288 and CM290. I wonder if there are more in the same series at IWM? How does one find out
  4. Yes, 212 Squadron ORB is a much visited page. And what a great page it is! Lots of information and, especially inspiration. Tonyot: thanks for the pic where Bish is standing in the hatch of L6670 UQ-R. I have seen that pic cropped before. Note how identical the collector rings look with the IWM pic. The very light coloured car in the background indicates that the pics vere taken at the same time.
  5. My idea is that the light underside color must be a very early one. They had been repainted in it before hostilities had begun in north africa in june ’40. (Not even sky had been established then?) I read that 211 being the first RAF unit to hit the Italians. Then they were in action until sent to Greece/Menidi in nov. ’40 where they went into action again. I suppose that the pics of L6670 were taken then. Menidi has been identified as the location. When reading about 211 sq history i simply cannot find a slot where they could have been repainted in ”modern” colors. The first reference I
  6. Other Blenheims in Greece have non-red codes, 84 sq, 30sq, UQ-D of 211sq. A colored b/w pic of VT-G on the rear of the book Blenheims over Greece and Crete 1940-1941 has red codes, the same pic in b/w in the pic section in the same book shows non-red codes, however.
  7. I doubt azure blue, it had not been invented or approved in late ‘40; the 211 sq had not yet left for the hidden Paramythia walley. The pics above were taken at Menidi. Even if it did exist, I doubt that the squadron did repaint in the middle of intense operations from greek bases..
  8. Thought about filters, and monocromatic film as well. But the shades on the fuselage roundels seem to be in balance: blue darkest, then red, yellow just a little lighter than the white. Agree about the codes, medium sea gray I believe. But again, the codes are in the same hue as the roundel center...
  9. Dear all, Im planning for the paint of a 211 Sq Blenheim. The plane is L6670 UQ, while flying from Greece in late '40-early '41. At least two well known IWM pics exist: (if you look directly at IWM, the resolution is slightly better, here, and here.) Now 211 got their Blenheims in the summer of 1939, while already stationed in Egypt. (At that time they had Dark Green/Dark Earth uppers w/ black undersides and white serials under wings) When fighting with the Italians started they had received a light camouflage color on top and light undersides. As f
  10. TIA! Due to the frameless rear edge of the real canopy, there are fewer aircraft models that really needs a vacform replacement. Airfix hasn't done a bad job, but the rear edge doesn't look right to me. If you plan to pose it open, I suppose the most critical issue is the width. Tomas
  11. Mounted on Swedish F.50 (i.e a Swedish F.4) Ain't she pretty! Slightly worn and not too Clean, with remnants of white exercise markings on the wing tips and rear fuselage (as in the Airfix kit)
  12. If you don't any spare, detailed Brownings lying around, I can heartily reccomend GasPatch; here. You have to add ammo (also available from GasPatch) mounting, handgrip and spent case bag. But I'm simply awestruck with what you can do with CAD and resin these days. No need for brass barrels anymore. (No affiliation with GasPatch)
  13. Dear All, -Has anyone checked the fit of the Falcon/Squadron 1/48 Hawker Hunter Canopy (meant for the Academy kit) on the Airfix kit? -The Airfix kit does not seem to contain any Gun deflectors. Has any After Market manufacturer made, or announced any such yet? TIA, Tomas Enerdal
  14. Hi Bluearcher, Found a Review here. I also remember seeing a Review in a Magazine somewhere (SAM?) will look further.
  15. I cannot but agree. This is a beautifully executed kit, pics of the parts can be seen on pages 1 and 3 in this tread. Not only beautifully detailed and cast, but also astonishingly accurate in shape and all its details. I've studied original Junkers drawings in Swedish archives and looked at the only remaining original plane in the Swedish Air Force Museum.
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