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Trumpeter is to release in 2018-2019 a 1/48th Fairey Albacore kit - ref. 02880 Source: https://www.facebook.com/TrumpeterModel/photos/ms.c.eJw9UtmNRVEI6mhy3LX~;xiYX5X0SBRUceRYRoh5plX~;z4RQdUZ2Ww9lRPTF6uPTr14jFpYm6OfkNfl090kfUng75sfzTi9r5cfPD5dMruf6IAN~_a~;Q0s1O~;Fj9gTer~;9~_2G~;frcv~_Nrk19jXL9y~;UlC326~_eg8~;9qgv9Tj1r4B7y5~_v3~_c3fe516sv5xfpoDj7FeWz~;99AfcRT~_gX4~;6b~;1T5qebXwnz2XuK89ffoL85CpxNvVo9zo8HPed~_XtBz~_rF5CvOsGWA9vQrcJ2XUA3~_M~;L1feH8m8tC8PEI332S~_ihcoIzb4aUM~;Ff~_apv9w7JUi.bps.a.910355045789756.1073742119.103526326472636/910355559123038/?type=3&theater V.P.
Question regarding color(or colour!) scheme of the Albacore during Operation Torch in November 1942. Looking at the DP Casper decal sheet 48007 it shows both the Albacore and Swordfish having the Dark Slate Grey/Extra Dark Sea Grey uppers, but also shows the upper surface of the lower wings to be Light Slate Grey/Dark Sea Grey. Was this standard practice or just typical of that operation? I cannot find any confirmation of this in my references and have not seen this before, so I tend to doubt the color call outs. Any thoughts or ideas, or point me in the general direction and give me a push?! Thanks much and apologies if this has been discussed already! Geoff
Just finished - the excellent Blue Ridge Models 1/350 scale resin kit of the experimental submarine USS Albacore AGSS-569.... Albacore was a diesel sub - used to test the 'teardrop' shaped hull form - with various combinations of dive planes, propellers and other hydrodynamic systems... The Blue Ridge resin kit provides 3 variations of propeller arrangement - plus the final cruciform tail layout... It is an excellent kit - but the etched brass props are very delicate - especially the final contra-prop layout that I chose to do...... Another one for the collection. WIP thread is here. Ken