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    Post  Noel Petroni on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:01 am

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    Post  Ray on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:07 am

    Looks very good Noel  cheers 

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:10 am

    Ray wrote:Looks very good Noel  cheers 

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    Thanks Ray.

    Just for the record... I wanted a worn out look for this Gloster. Malta conditions were not kind to our Salvaturi!!!
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    Post  iCocker on Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:15 pm

    You did not manage to get hold of three blade prop mate ... Coming out great mate ...
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    Post  Noel Petroni on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:54 pm

    iCocker wrote:You did not manage to get hold of three blade prop mate ... Coming out great mate ...
    There were Glosters with two bladed props in the fight. The No: 5519 (mini!) was fitted with a blenheim and therefore a three bladed prop. 

    I just want a collection of Battle of Malta planes but I'm not looking for 100% accuracy otherwise I'd go down the road of time consuming building and expense.
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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:58 pm

    i love it noel. a brilliant job. super weathering. keep it up!
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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:41 pm

    Wow love the finished model ... very nice collection Noel....... cheers 
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    Post  Guest on Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:16 pm

    Looks good!
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    Post  Guest on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:09 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote:
    iCocker wrote:You did not manage to get hold of three blade prop mate ... Coming out great mate ...
    There were Glosters with two bladed props in the fight. The No: 5519 (mini!) was fitted with a blenheim and therefore a three bladed prop. 

    I just want a collection of Battle of Malta planes but I'm not looking for 100% accuracy otherwise I'd go down the road of time consuming building and expense.


    I apologise for throwing some spanners in the works but for accuracy sake, N5519 was not fitted with a Blenheim engine and the 3 bladed prop commonly seen in N5519 photos, is a fairey reed fixed pitch propeller.
    Apparently, only one gladiator was fitted with a Blenheim engine and swordfish parts + 6 guns, possibly the one referred to as Bleriator but it never saw action as it was destroyed on the ground, though variable pitch props were fitted to the Gladiators.

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