Sunday, 15 April 2018

Desert Spitfires: The RAF


I have magnet based and undercoated the RAF aircraft for Desert Spitfires today.

These include four Spitfire FR18's, six Hawker Tempest MkVI, two PR.34 DH Mosquitos and a single C-47 Dakota. The latter doesn't actually play a role in the game but I had one spare so thought, why not? The Mossies are unarmed photo recce aircraft and have to make it across the length of the table to win VP's in the game, whilst the fighters are there to protect them and to shoot down the Israelis and Egyptians if they try to get in the way.

I don't know what I'll do with the Dakota but I'm sure I can fit it in somehow, perhaps with a similar mission objective to the Mossies? This is about the maximum size for each of the forces in the game, much less than I've done for each side in MiG Alley, which means I should be able to get the Israelis, Egyptians and British sorted out sharpish. I'll start painting the RAF planes over the next week or so, although I'm back at work tomorrow so will have less time to spare. 

2 comments:

  1. Hi Jim,

    I am happily reading my way through your blog, starting at the beginning. :-)

    A brief question. How are you able to secure the aircraft to the nails?

    I have been experimenting with putty and glue, but haven't hit upon a good solution.

    Swen

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  2. They are attached with tiny magnets which are glued onto the model. For 1/285th scale I just drill a hole and superglue themy in place. 😊

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