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    Hello, guys. Making 457Sqn Spitfire MkVIII famous "Grey Nurse" skin now... What colour should it bear? Some sources give them as "standard RAF day fighters Dark Green + Ocean Grey over Med Sea Grey" scheme... Others give it as "Ocean Grey with Foliage Green":
    http://www.starduststudios.com/shark.htm
    According to other sources - "Dark Earth + Mid Stone repainted later with Foliage Green with Azure underside" which seem to me more likely... But where's the truth?
    I believe Kristorf or Nightshifter or eirinn know the truth...
    Thx in advance...

    Regards,
    Mangas.
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    Hi Mangas
    Mmmm, I don't know if I know the truth.
    But, the info I used was from the Pacific Spitfires web site. The MkVIII spits from 457 Sqn(ZP) & 79 Sqn(UP) used RAF standard day fighter colours. This is how they come off the boat.
    Only 452 Sqn(QY) repainted their Spits, generally foliage green & RAAF sky blue.
    But with only B&W photos available, hard to tell if this correct. Go with what you feel looks good.
    Have fun getting the shark's mouth right, it started to sent me crazy. The info I got, from Pacific Spits and the Australian War Memorial, showed there is at least 4 different large shark mouths and 2 different small shark mouths.

    A interest fact I didn't do on my skins, is that the Ocean Grey faded badly. By the end of the war the colours on the spit looked stange, Dark green and a very light grey on top.

    eirinn
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    Thank you, Mark!
    Btw, if I'm not mistaken, you have a nice RAAF foliant... Is there any info about Spitfires coded ZP+Y and ZP+Q (and their colours) there?

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    Mangas.
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    sparty7200's Avatar Senior Member
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    Anton..im gonna scan some stuff for you and send via pm m8!..hope it helps!

    Sparty
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    Mangas, check your pm. Hope it helps, mate.

    eirinn
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    Hey, Sparty & eirinn! I'm glad to have mates like you! The info you sent has everything I need!



    Best wishes,
    Mangas.
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    sparty7200's Avatar Senior Member
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    looks sweet m8..glad i could help , now where do i get it from?

    Sparty
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    Top stuff. Only too happy to help.

    eirinn
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    Originally posted by sparty7200:
    now where do i get it from?
    Sparty
    It's a part of my biggest "Spitfire MkVIII 10 in 1 skinpack" I'm finishing work over now...
    Plan to release it tomorrow... 8 skins are done... The last thing I need is a Spitfire MkVIII (RAF or USAAF -- no matter) profile in typical RAF dayfighter scheme with invasion stripes all over... Can't find such at the web... Anyone?

    My regards,
    Mangas.
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    Mangas,
    Spit VIII's were used mainly in the Med Theatre and Far East mate, I have never seen a pic of one in Invasion markings, sorry.

    Mark,
    Some nice stuff in the pack, I might even dust of the MkVc template and 'do' some, been a while but I might just........
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