Spitfire MK356 gets a new paint scheme

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Spitfire MK356 gets a new paint scheme

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Looks like MK356 is getting a new scheme. Also looks like we no longer have a silver Spitfire :sad:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater

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Nooooooo :sad:
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Getting repainted for the D-Day anniversary next year apparently.
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Nooooooo! My favourite scheme Spit! :sad:
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Speaking of silver Spitfires, I've just finished Tom Neil's book 'Silver Spitfire', damn good read!
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Noooooooooooooooooooooo!

I loved that Spitfire, she looked great.
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No ones happy with it by the looks of things. Wonder what she'll turn out like!
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Ahhh no, that was such a lovely a different scheme!

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tommo999 wrote:Looks like MK356 is getting a new scheme. Also looks like we no longer have a silver Spitfire :sad:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater

There is one Silver Spitfire, the Dutch one.

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True, but MK356 looked better :tongue:

I've seen rumours on Key that Richard Lake's XVIII SM845 is to be painted silver when repaired, hope that's true!

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tommo999 wrote:Looks like MK356 is getting a new scheme. Also looks like we no longer have a silver Spitfire

BAH (to changing the paint scheme) :-/
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Well here she is in her new colours:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/67407861@N ... otostream/ (not my photo, credit to Tim Holden).

Looks pretty neat.

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The D-Day stripes don't look wide enough?
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They aren't but they are accurate for ML214 which is what MK356 is painted to represent. The only photo I can find shows very narrow stripes. 12" as opposed to 18"?

http://www.fundekals.com/spitfirePlagis.html

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Interesting. Looks like whoever painted the stripes ignored, or perhaps didn't see the spec., although I understand that the ground crews were given very short notice of the requirement to apply them.
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Putting aside the disappointment of losing the silver scheme (it's only a couple of weeks ago that I highlighted it as my 'best looking Spitfire' in the 'Merlin / Griffon' thread!), I have to say that the new scheme looks great, and suits the Mk IX very nicely. :up:
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I note from that link that it has a white spinner in the old photos and drawings. Lets hope that gets painted too as it might improve the look - a red spinner with camo looks grotty.
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I suspect that the spinner hasn't been repainted yet. It should be Sky.

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Very nice; much better than that silver rubbish! Camo all the way!!!! :yahoo:

AlexC wrote:Interesting. Looks like whoever painted the stripes ignored, or perhaps didn't see the spec., although I understand that the ground crews were given very short notice of the requirement to apply them.


Short notice and also given the lack of resources many were applied with brooms and yard brushes - forget the razor sharp masked edges we see today and we all strive for in our models!...
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st24 wrote:Short notice and also given the lack of resources many were applied with brooms and yard brushes - forget the razor sharp masked edges we see today and we all strive for in our models!...


Quite. And at Oshkosh this year a C-47 was painted with D-Day stripes in a reenactment, and that's how they did it. Not a straight line in sight!
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She will look great next to Spitfire MK912! :)
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Looks very nice can't wait to see it next year, The reason the Mk IX was painted is because the Mk V was ment to be painted instead but that not ready now till next september so they done the Mk IX instead so maybe the year after it go back to its silver scheme.

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Another camo Spit.. -- Looks nice,but Silver was Different !!
Hopefully it will revert one day..

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BBMF have posted a Picture of her this evening on there facebook page (free for all to view). The spinner has been repainted!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater
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Looks like AB910 will return next year with all over D-day strips in 64 Sqn markings as flown by Tony Cooper :smile:

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