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Help needed with Fairey Firefly WB271 paint scheme

Postby Daz_C » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:29 pm

Hi all,
I want to build this aircraft using the Special Hobby Mk1 "Foreign Post War Service" boxing and Print Scale decal sheet 48-058. The 1st pic of the colour callout from the Print Scale instructions show it in a Sky,dark grey, yellow scheme but I have found a colour plate which appears to show the aircraft in A natural metal, yellow scheme (2nd pic). The photo on the Print Scale sheet appears to show the natural metal scheme :?

Would anyone here know what scheme would be correct, or if it was originally in the sky,dark grey Scheme and then stripped back to bare metal at a later date?

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Re: Help needed with Fairey Firefly WB271 paint scheme

Postby enfield38 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:13 pm

Ummm.... that second pic looks a lot like a Spitfire!
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Re: Help needed with Fairey Firefly WB271 paint scheme

Postby Daz_C » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:19 pm

Wow, how did I miss that!!! :oops:

Now I'm really confused!!! :shock:
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Re: Help needed with Fairey Firefly WB271 paint scheme

Postby _BlackHawk_ » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:12 pm

LOL, that is from the skins pack for IL-2, they used the spitfire as a template to make a bastardised Firefly for the game.
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Re: Help needed with Fairey Firefly WB271 paint scheme

Postby Daz_C » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:14 pm

none of this helps me lol
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Re: Help needed with Fairey Firefly WB271 paint scheme

Postby _BlackHawk_ » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:26 pm

Sorry. I've never seen a RAN Firefly in standard camo top side with black/yellow under surface. I can give you multiple pictures of the Silver/black/yellow aircraft though or if you get onto Camden's facebook page, their Firefly is in original paint.

However, since the decal sheet has been taking research from a computer game website and the skin is actually natural metal over yellow/black, I'd not be trusting it.
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Re: Help needed with Fairey Firefly WB271 paint scheme

Postby Daz_C » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:33 pm

hmm, thanks Brad, I'll check out the facebook page as you suggest. Looks like I'll be doing another nation's Firefly this time round lol. Live and learn huh?
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Re: Help needed with Fairey Firefly WB271 paint scheme

Postby SpazSinbad » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:18 pm

PDF pages of photos with drawings of colour schemes can be uploaded to OneDrive or GoogleDrive if you are interested. I'll post one example photo. Already there is a Firefly PDF online here but I'm not sure what is in it after all these years - yep all good stuff. :mrgreen:

FOLDER: Various RAN FAA Aircraft PDFs RAN_Firefly_pp64.pdf (50Mb) https://onedrive.live.com/?id=CBCD63D63 ... D6340707E6 Lahdedah you will have to register for free to view / download PDFs for free.
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Re: Help needed with Fairey Firefly WB271 paint scheme

Postby Daz_C » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:04 pm

Thanks for that, it appears I have the wrong kit to do the Aussie version, that'll teach me to buy decals before I buy the kit!!! I based my purchase on the decal sheet, damn lol!!
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Re: Help needed with Fairey Firefly WB271 paint scheme

Postby David E » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:22 am

Hopefully you can offload your Mk 1 for a decent price.

My recollection of the target tug scheme is that the upper surfaces are painted silver rather than bare aluminium.
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