Hobby Boss' 1/32 scale
by Roland Sachsenhofer
Martin RB-57E "Patricia Lynn"
Hobby Boss' 1/32 Spitfire Mk.Vb Trop is available online from Squadron
The “Dieppe Raid” from August 1942 had a predecessor in form of “Operation Rutter”. This amphibious landing, aiming at Dieppe similar as “Operation Jubilee”, had been planned to be executed in early summer of 42. Due to bad weather it was cancelled on 7th July.
Units of the Royal Air Force planned to participate had been marked with four white strips on the aircraft bows during the first days of June.
Spitfire BM579 from 331th (Norwegian) Squadron in Manston got these markings applied on 4th July 1942. After cancellation of “Rutter” the white markings had simply been left.
On the first day of the “Dieppe Raid”, Spitfire BM579 was shot down and crashed near the coast. It´s pilot, fortunately, survived and managed to get back to Britain to fight another day.
It was, by the way, famous Norwegian pilot Arne Berg who had flown B;579 coded “FN-B” on its last flight.
The Hobby Boss kit is a true pleasure to build. The only drawback I could mention is its slightly over-engineered nature: engine, weapons-bay and the fuselage may be displayed with open hatches. That makes the building process a little bit complicated if the cockpit is the only thing to be shown open.
The decals for this special marking originates from Kageros “Mini-Topcolor 23”
If you are interested in the building process, please have a look here on Scalemates:
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