Italeri Short Stirling

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Mark Joyce
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Italeri Short Stirling

Post by Mark Joyce » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:07 pm

Hi all,

Although I've been a member of the forums for awhile, this is my first post. I just completed this 72nd scale Italeri Stirling Mk.I, with markings for No. 214 Sqn. It's a tribute to all who flew or serviced this bomber but specifically to Murray Peden, author of "A Thousand Shall Fall," who flew Stirlings with this squadron. Supposedly there is a photograph of this specific aircraft although I don't have it in any of my books or sources, so I have no idea how accurate my build is.

Thanks for looking!

Cheers,

Mark

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Re: Italeri Short Stirling

Post by jamesinnewcastle » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:11 pm

HI

Very nice model! Not sure what you are asking though, do you want to know how accurate your model is?

It is as it came out of the box or have you modified it?

I think that I have seen pictures of the Saint somewhere!



Cheers
James

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Re: Italeri Short Stirling

Post by Mark Joyce » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:40 am

Hello James, and thanks for the comments!

I built mine out of the box, making a few minor corrections based on some information I had been told about elsewhere (there were a number of corrections mentioned, but I only did the easiest ones).

In regards to accuracy, my apologies for not explaining myself better. I was referring to the specific airplane I was modeling. For instance, I have been told that BU-A possibly had the FN50 dorsal turret instead of the FN7A turret included in the kit. Also, Print Scale decals provide the saint figure for both sides of the nose, but I only chose to place it on the port side since most photographs of other Stirlings seem to indicate this was the norm. There are other things I was concerned about, but those are the main two.

Cheers,

Mark

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Re: Italeri Short Stirling

Post by jamesinnewcastle » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:35 am

Hi Mark

I can't track down your aircraft serial or squadron marking? That doesn't mean anything of course, but neither have I found any Saint pics!


Cheers
James

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Re: Italeri Short Stirling

Post by Bruno » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:53 am

Hello,

If it can helps, Short Stirling 'The Saint' serial is R9358.
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Re: Italeri Short Stirling

Post by Mark Joyce » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:51 am

Thanks Bruno,

That matches the number provided by Print Scale for these decals.

Cheers,

Mark

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