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Re: Spring 2013 P38 and P51
Reply #4 - Apr 16th, 2013 at 12:20am
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I'll have to try to do that soon.  Thanks for the invite.  Spit looks awesome by the way!!! Smiley

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Re: Spring 2013 P38 and P51
Reply #3 - Apr 15th, 2013 at 9:57pm
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Thanks, Tom.  I realized that I haven't posted my 2nd Spitfire, so I'll attach some photos that I took yesterday at Cesar Chavez park.  The wind was really strong--20 to 25 knots, so I got that Me109 that I did the build log on going extremely fast.  Luckily it didn't crash.  I also tried the P38, but it had a warp that made launching difficult.  At least it survived intact, probably due to the long grass. If you can, come out on a Sunday afternoon sometime.
  

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Re: Spring 2013 P38 and P51
Reply #2 - Apr 15th, 2013 at 11:57am
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Fantastic Dave,

For those interested here's a link to a brief explanation of the haze blue camoflauge paint. 
http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aviation/p38-haze-paint-camo-schemes-9108.html

I have seen pictures of P-51's with blue paint, there's some disagreement as to wether this is an accurate rendering of the color film of the time.  When I was making plastic models, Hasagawa made a 1/48 scale with the blue scheme on the box cover...  A very nice and detailed model.

Here's a picture of the scheme on an ICM box cover:
http://thetoyhq.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=7463

Great to see you're still building kites... Smiley

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Re: Spring 2013 P38 and P51
Reply #1 - Apr 14th, 2013 at 10:00am
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Here's the P51. Both planes are built from Guillows kits and are 1/16th scale.  I covered the P51 first, just as a test of the paper, but I found in reading about the planes modeled in the Guillows kit that they were reported as being blue, so I wondered if a few P51s had actually gotten the same haze blue paint as the P38.
  

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Spring 2013 P38 and P51
Apr 14th, 2013 at 9:57am
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Here is my latest build:  a P38.  I covered it on top with slightly thicker Japanese paper that has its own mottled camo-like look.  I was interested in something like "haze camouflage" as used on the P38 in the Pacific to make them less visible in the air.   Look up "haze camoflage" if you want to  learn more.
  

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