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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2016, 18:11 
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Snake on a plane :wink:

I will not do the Samuel L Jacson quote....Dean might be upset :D


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PostPosted: 06 Jun 2016, 08:03 
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T. van Vuuren wrote:
Snake on a plane :wink:

I will not do the Samuel L Jacson quote....Dean might be upset :D


Stop "Moaning" "T"... :roll:


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PostPosted: 10 Jun 2016, 12:04 
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Kremlin wrote:
I haven't opened photoshop since last year .... making sure it still works :wink:

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Spitfire Mk.Vb, AX-F, EP682, N° 1 Sqdn, Castel Benito, Libya, February 1943.



Hi Kremlin,

What colours did you use for this bird?


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PostPosted: 14 Jun 2016, 11:37 
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I started with the standard dark earth/mid stone & azure blue ... but weathered the aircraft considerably :-)

I'll post the FS colors I used this evening.


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PostPosted: 14 Jun 2016, 17:54 
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Thanks Kremlin, hope to trun the profile into a 1/24 model later this year :wink:


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PostPosted: 14 Jun 2016, 23:30 
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Spice wrote:
Thanks Kremlin, hope to trun the profile into a 1/24 model later this year :wink:

Oh yes, this should be EPIC :-)

From the profile:

Dark Earth FS30118
Mid Stone FS30266
Azure Blue FS35231

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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2016, 06:09 
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Sure it'll be good - I hope. First finish of the Stuka, Canberra, F15E, the Ghost, then the Spit production slot opens on my work bench.


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PostPosted: 13 Dec 2016, 19:18 
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Kremlin wrote:
Spitfire Mk.Vb, AX-N, ER874, “Cirecooks V”, N° 1 Squadron, Goubrine, Tunisia, April 1943.

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Cheers

Hopefully someone here that is still reading this old thread. :D
I am new here, so I hope you are gracious in case this question has already been asked in this forum.

I am an rc modeller from Germany and currently building up a foamy Spitfire Vb in 1:10 from Durafly. In redoing the kit I chose AX-N ER874 to be re-built. While researching in WWW I also found these lovely arts of Brent Best and finally the one of "CireCooks V".

I am near to add the decals, therefore am in need of the fact how the "AX-N" is looking order wise on the starboard side: "AX-N" or "N-AX"?
Couldn't find any image showing this, just this drawing of a small scale decal brand. Not sure if they knew... :?:

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As another question, was this plane flown by Lt. Schalk Willem van de Merwe or by Lt. M. Eric Robinson, as told here: https://issuu.com/mechinf/docs/cirecooks_the_story_bb ? Or by both?

Thanks for helping!
Ralph


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PostPosted: 14 Dec 2016, 06:34 
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Hi and welcome, it will be AX N on both port and starboard.


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Thanks for this input Drifter.
Any image of this that you can share?


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PostPosted: 15 Dec 2016, 07:43 
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Hi, Lt. Schalk Willem van de Merwe flew AX N ER874 and Lt. M. Eric Robinson flew AX N JG720. (He also flew ER874)

The other aircraft flown by Lt. Robinson, which also bore the name "Cirecooks" were;

Cirecooks - Hurricane xx957 AX-0
Cirecooks II - ???
Cirecooks III - Spitfire ER214, AX-N
Cirecooks IV - Spitfire ER116, AX-N
Cirecooks V - Spitfire ER874, AX-N
Cirecooks VI - Spitfire JG959, AX-N
Cirecooks VII - Spitfire JG720, AX-N
Cirecooks VIII - Spitfire EN286, AX-8.


http://biltongbru.wixsite.com/ww2-saaf- ... e/spitfire


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PostPosted: 15 Dec 2016, 12:46 
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Hi Drifter,

thanks a lot for your reply and help.

And thank you very much for sharing the link of the SAAF WW2 Heritage Site, very personal, emotional and inspirational insight data and photography provided there... Thanks a lot!

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Ralph


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Only a pleasure buddy.


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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2016, 12:35 
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degolino wrote:
As another question, was this plane flown by Lt. Schalk Willem van de Merwe or by Lt. M. Eric Robinson, as told here: https://issuu.com/mechinf/docs/cirecooks_the_story_bb ? Or by both?
The logbook entries of Lt. Robinson for April 1943:

1943-04-04: He flies the first operation in "CIRECOOKS V" after mentioning that "IV" is clapped.
He then flies eight operations in this a/c.
1943-04-17: Fetches "CIRECOOKS VI", and mentions that "V" was pranged by Lt. vd Merwe.

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PostPosted: 18 Dec 2016, 00:38 
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Speechless... perfect proof of a historic fact!

Thanks so much, Brent! Really inspirational!!
And please keep on doing these profiles, pure art!

Ralph


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