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Airfix Gloster Gladiator 3 Sqn RAAF


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Gloster Gladiators were used by 3 Squadron RAAF in the advance against the Italian army between November 1940 and February 1941. There are a few pictures around - one commonly photographed Gladiator was N5752 but there are pictures of a few including L9044, my build here.

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I have built a few of the Airfix Gladiators and it is a nice easy kit for a biplane. The only additions to the kit was the tropical air filter and the repositioned radio aerial.

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The decals are from the DK Decals 3 Sqn sheet - 72071 - and the shadow shaded paint scheme is  a combination of Coloucoats and Modelmaster enamels.

 

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I did the AZ Gloster Gauntlet at the same time and the difference in buildability between the two kits is remarkable.

 

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