Bader’s D-B

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Greetings to all from Emmental, Switzerland. Here is a model with I contribute as a homage to the pilots of the Battle of Britain ...

Greetings to all from Emmental, Switzerland.

Here is a model with I contribute as a homage to the pilots of the Battle of Britain 70 years ago.

This Supermarine Spitfire Mk. II was an aircraft of Wing Comander Douglas Bader, 1940. The kit is Revell-Monogram offering in 1/48 scale. The characteristic letter codes of D-B were his initials and gained him a nickname “Dogsbody”.  Bader initiated the tradition of painting individual code letters on Wing Commanders’ aircraft in the RAF.

2 Comments

By Paul Flint  |  2012-03-26 at 12:06  |  permalink

I also used that same kit and did Bader’s plane.
but , mine did not turn nearly as nice as yours.

By Peter Kanfer  |  2012-04-05 at 04:14  |  permalink

i have recently got my hands on the Corgi 1/32nd Bader Spitifire. does anyone have some suggestions as to how to weather a bit of die-cast model ?

i also would like to remove the pilot figure without doing any damage ti the seat or cockpit. if anyone has had any experience with that please advise.

thanks

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