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Another Malta Spifire question: wing walk lines


Seawinder
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I don't know if there's any way to get a definitive answer on this one: AB264 was one of the Vb trops that was delivered in basically desert camouflage and had the Mid Stone areas over-painted with Extra Dark Sea Grey. The question is whether or not the wing walk lines were restored to the EDSG areas.

 

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37 minutes ago, Seawinder said:

I don't know if there's any way to get a definitive answer on this one: AB264 was one of the Vb trops that was delivered in basically desert camouflage and had the Mid Stone areas over-painted with Extra Dark Sea Grey. The question is whether or not the wing walk lines were restored to the EDSG areas.

 

Thanks! Pip

This is a good question. Do the mechanics had time to paint the lines ?????

 

Alain

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Pip,

 

I recently completed a Mk.Vb in EDSG/DE over Azure, and I chose to only show the lines on the DE portions, thinking that restoring the lines would not be a priority in theatre,

 

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Roger

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I just flipped through my collection of Malta Vb and Vc spitfires and I really don't see contrasting wing walk lines in any images - some pix are very clear and show no wing walks

 

so skip this, I'd say...  🙂

 

ilj

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I have nothing to back this up but I have to believe that there was zero interest in restoring these lines, given the circumstances at the time.     

 

On a related note, I have to shake my head when I see models of Luftwaffe aircraft with temporary snow camouflage and the builder then adds the missing stencils on top of the white.   

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