Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gloster Gladiator

Had this in the stash for a while, a very simple little kit set of about two dozen parts




Made just a little more difficult by adding basic rigging



The paint scheme is one I copied from the internet, European theatre 1939-40



Exported to over twenty countries. I'm definitely going to get another one of these and paint it up so that it will fit in with several countries from my Minor Nations collection




The decals are from a Hurricane or Spitfire



I may yet paint the rigging, we'll see.

11 comments:

  1. Pretty work, nicely colors

    Yes, the machine was very popular, many small countries.
    Also, the Hawker Hart (star-engine model) and Bristol Bulldog machines
    The Soviet Union captured the Estonia and Lithuania machines, and uses.

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  2. I'm jealous. I always wanted an excuse to get and build a couple of these. Good job, Al. Looking forward to seeing your next one too.

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  3. Nice model Al! Of course you could buy another two and call them "Belief, Aspiration and Goodwill" or something along those lines!
    Cheers
    Col

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    1. Malta based decals were provided mate :)

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  4. Nice work Al. That framing on, well, the canopy frames, looks great. Very "Pop", if you understand my meaning.

    Always like the Gladiator. Good stuff.

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  6. Nice one. Will it sit in a game at an airfield, or actually provide air cover?

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    1. This one will definitely get game time Mike, early war, Sealion, Greece

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  7. Nice, I am thinking of the same colour scheme for my "Battle of Britain Fighters"

    Spitfire Mk II
    Hurricane Mk 1
    Gloster Gladiator
    Bristol Blenheim Fighter Version

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