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Hello Dears,

Let's go to Balleroy (A12) in September '44

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We are a great batch to have tempted the adventure of the famed pink Spitfire !!

Everyone with its knowledge and feeling...

I don't know if we will know for sure what these birds looked like...

So I hope that I did'nt mess her up too much ..

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The kit is the well known ICM one, I still enjoy puttyin' so I still enjoy these cheaps and quite good Spitfires !

As usual, lots of things have been changed, the most visible are the prop blades from BrenGun

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So, the 16th Sqdn used these pink Spitfire for low level recce

Aaand it was deadly efficient, look at the sky at Sunset or at dusk, this paint litterally melted the Spitfire in the sky..

But a man is a man... And flying in a pink Spitfire... A pink one ... Mind it !!

So it has not lasted any longer... But has been revived in the Gulf war... Just saying... :whistle:

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I will take some pics in daylight tomorrow, but as usual, I can't wait to share... 

 

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Well here are my Spitfire adventures and of course the making of Pinkie !

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a pic from the Normandy battle ??

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May be a family pic tomorrow

There is now 6 Spitfires done !!

More to come soon, comments are welcome

And do not hesitate to show your own Pink spitfires !!

Sincerely.

CC

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41 minutes ago, corsaircorp said:

I don't know if we will know for sure what these birds looked like...

3269411347_cb1aeac6a9_o.jpgSpitfire FR.IX by Etienne du Plessis, on Flickr

 

;) 

pic was taken on a captured German camera loaded with Agfa colour film.

 

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That is very cool as is the photo of the actual aircraft

 

 

 

 

 

George

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Great looking Pink Spitfire Cousin ! :thumbsup: ... Been wanting to do one for awhile but cant find a satisfactory pink ? Looks like i will have to make mine. 

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She's looking "in the pink"! :elephant: And I love it! 😀  Very cool subject and good looking Spit'.   Thanks for posting the wartime photo too. 🍻

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I like this pink Spit CC!

It looks rather fancy I'd say. Great job!

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6 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Been wanting to do one for awhile but cant find a satisfactory pink ? Looks like i will have to make mine. 

it's barely pink, the colour shot I posted is  decent guide,  Edgar Brooks said he found a colour chip,  and it looked white until it put on white paper.

Start with white, add a tiny amount of red, when you see it's no longer white, other folks suggest adding a little light grey as well.

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On 09/03/2014 at 10:04, Edgar said:

Off-white; there's a sample in the National Archives, and, in order to see that it is pink, it was necessary to lay it on a sheet of white paper. I've had it matched, but it's pointless putting it on here, since you wouldn't see it.

Before anyone says that it will have faded, in all the ensuing years, in the same envelope (kept in a folder, in a file, in a darkened room,) there's a sample of P.R.U. blue, and it still matches the prescribed colour (tested by machine, not just eyesight.)

Edgar

from https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234956899-pru-pink/

 

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Love it, very cool indeed - I remember we had one in this scheme on the airshow circuit many years back

 

6319295938_99ffc4e613_b.jpgSpit by tony_inkster, on Flickr

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5 hours ago, F-32 said:

Love it, very cool indeed - I remember we had one in this scheme on the airshow circuit many years back

 

6319295938_99ffc4e613_b.jpgSpit by tony_inkster, on Flickr

Thanks for posting F-32

Nice pic of my favourite Spitfire, but this one is a PR XI...

Sincerely

CC

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5 hours ago, Troy Smith said:

it's barely pink, the colour shot I posted is  decent guide,  Edgar Brooks said he found a colour chip,  and it looked white until it put on white paper.

Start with white, add a tiny amount of red, when you see it's no longer white, other folks suggest adding a little light grey as well.

from https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234956899-pru-pink/

 

Here, I did a eyeball Mk 1.5 blend of Xtracolor X021 and X034

Sincerely

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Looks great! Nicely done!

 

Miguel

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Superb 

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On 8/7/2019 at 12:50 AM, Troy Smith said:

3269411347_cb1aeac6a9_o.jpgSpitfire FR.IX by Etienne du Plessis, on Flickr

 

;) 

pic was taken on a captured German camera loaded with Agfa colour film.

 

All in all in daylight, I'm not too far away, Thanks foir the pic Troy !!

 

On 8/7/2019 at 12:58 AM, fubar57 said:

That is very cool as is the photo of the actual aircraft

 

 

 

 

 

George

Thanks george ! Yep, I really appreciate pic of the real thing !!

This time, it's more closer than my Recce Hurricane !:rofl2:

 

On 8/7/2019 at 3:46 AM, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Great looking Pink Spitfire Cousin ! :thumbsup: ... Been wanting to do one for awhile but cant find a satisfactory pink ? Looks like i will have to make mine. 

Thanks cousin !

Satisfactory pink ?? The best one is Eyeball Mk I or Mk 0,9 in my case :whistle:

 

On 8/7/2019 at 5:14 AM, Gary Brantley said:

She's looking "in the pink"! :elephant: And I love it! 😀  Very cool subject and good looking Spit'.   Thanks for posting the wartime photo too. 🍻

Thanks Gary !!

I like unusual camo, then it improve the general knowledge !! So pure benefits !!

 

On 8/7/2019 at 9:19 AM, Christer A said:

I like this pink Spit CC!

It looks rather fancy I'd say. Great job!

Thanks Christer !!

Now you're on RFI race too !! I love your Mossie !!

 

Sincerely.

CC

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On 8/7/2019 at 4:49 PM, Mig88 said:

Looks great! Nicely done!

 

Miguel

Well Thank you Miguel !!

 

On 8/7/2019 at 11:20 PM, RMCS said:

Superb 

Thank you RMCS !!

 

I guess that the next RFIed one will be the Mk .24 !

Have a nice modelling week end !!

Sincerely.

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Hello Dears,

After 3 rainy and windy days... In August .... I"ve been able to take some daylight pics !

Thanks I woke up early in the morning because the sun is gone on hols again now !!

So, here is the not so pink pinkie !!

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I really like the way light is changing the hue of the Spitfire !!

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Now on for 2 Recce Spitfires

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Here are 3 ICM Spitfires and 3 avatars of the famous elliptical wing !!

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Okay Guys !! Have a good modelling sunday !!

I'm on for 4 evening work days !! :angry:

Sincerely.

CC

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On 8/6/2019 at 11:50 PM, Troy Smith said:

3269411347_cb1aeac6a9_o.jpgSpitfire FR.IX by Etienne du Plessis, on Flickr

 

;) 

pic was taken on a captured German camera loaded with Agfa colour film.

 

 

I've just spent five minutes wondering why a hangar/drop tank shed would have such nice windows...   :doh:  :coat:

Edited by TallBlondJohn

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Phantasic model !!

I just like pink Spitfires so much.

 

I've read somewhere (I think it was in the 'Eyes for the Phoenix', Allied Aerial Photo-Reconnaissance Operations South-East Asia 1941-1945 from Geoffrey J Thomas) that pink was mixed from white and some low amount wartime roundel red.

 

It explains that it is not solely pink but more a very light greyish pink-peach hue.

(The wartime roundel red has a slight yellowish-greyish hue).

 

These are my own observations, as usual others will disagree, no problem.

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5 hours ago, TallBlondJohn said:

 

I've just spent five minutes wondering why a hangar/drop tank shed would have nice windows...   :doh:  :coat:

Good one John !

Sometimes there was artists in the German camouflage sections !!

I'll find back the pic of a hangar with mock up lines for drying clothes...

 

5 hours ago, occa said:

Phantasic model !!

I just like pink Spitfires so much.

 

I've read somewhere (I think it was in the 'Eyes for the Phoenix', Allied Aerial Photo-Reconnaissance Operations South-East Asia 1941-1945 from Geoffrey J Thomas) that pink was mixed from white and some low amount wartime roundel red.

 

It explains that it is not solely pink but more a very light greyish pink-peach hue.

(The wartime roundel red has a slight yellowish-greyish hue).

 

These are my own observations, as usual others will disagree, no problem.

Well Thank you Sir !

I think too ! there has been some painting that spark eyebrows raising !!

Aaaand they are my fav ones !!

I'l try a Malta Blue Spitfire.... And I stick to the U.S Navy theory... It make sense to me !

And Then it's Navy colour !! So I love it !! Obviously !!

 

Sincerely.

CC

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