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Airfix 'Vintage Classics' 1/24 Spitfire Mk.1a - Decals?


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Hi Folks,

 

Does anyone know what markings (decals) come with the new release of the Airfix 1/24 Spitfire Mk.1a?

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The original 1970 boxing had Al Deere's KL-B 'Kiwi' of 54 Sqn and LO-B 'BOGUS' of 602 Sqn.

 

As far as I can find out, the new release has DW-K and QJ-B, which seems a bit of a swiz considering what's on the cover.

 

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Looks to be the same as the original @Johnson, however there’s some type of caveat regarding the use of the Kiwi logo. Click on the link and open up the Spitfire kit images. 
 

https://www.modelwereld.eu/en/model-construction/aircraft/scale-124/airfix-a12001v-supermarine-spitfire-mkia

 

Cheers.. Dave 

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Gheh.. the store running that site is pretty close to where I live :)  The owner has done personal deliveries here :D

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The A12001A boxing is DW-K / QJ-B.  A12001V (vintage) is Al Deere's.

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Thanks chaps.

 

Oddly the Airfix site gives the schemes as DW-K and QJ-B.

 

https://uk.airfix.com/products/supermarine-spitfire-mk1a-a12001v

 

And also odd, the decals in the link Dave posted doesn't include the name 'BOGUS' for LO-B, which they used to and it's the Spit I'm interested in. I don't think I'm on a winner here. :huh:

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That's confusing indeed.  The date stamp on the scheme pictures does say  A12001V 0320 in the lower right corner, which would match the release/production dates.

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32 minutes ago, Johnson said:

And also odd, the decals in the link Dave posted doesn't include the name 'BOGUS' for LO-B, which they used to and it's the Spit I'm interested in. I don't think I'm on a winner here. :huh:

Hard to make out, however what is decal #49 on the paint and decal guide? Looks to be where the ‘Bogus’ lettering should be, however I can’t quite make it out on that decal image. 

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5 hours ago, Rabbit Leader said:

Hard to make out, however what is decal #49 on the paint and decal guide? Looks to be where the ‘Bogus’ lettering should be, however I can’t quite make it out on that decal image. 

 

5 hours ago, alt-92 said:

It might be the barely visible white bit in the lower right corner next to the P9390 reg... 

 

You're absolutely right Dave and Alt92! It's there in white. I should have looked at the colour diagram more closely, not the preceding profile that doesn't show the name (for some reason)...

 

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And the decals seem to have the top wing roundel in the correct size.

 

BUT! (this modeller is never satisfied :P), there have been conflicting interpretations of the colour of the name 'BOGUS'. The Ducimus book Camouflage and Markings included a profile of LO-B and said the name was white. But others, including the old decals in the 1990 Airfix 1/24 Spitfire release and Eduard in their new 1/48 'Spitfire Mk. I early' kit 82152, have BOGUS in MSG, which looking at the only pic of this area I agree with. I suppose it could be white, but it doesn't quite bright enough to me.

 

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Be great to model - with Cpl McFarlane (A Flt 602) holding on to the wing!

 

Cheers,

 

P.S.

I wonder what the name of the Spit in the background was? Lost forever I suspect.

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