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    Hello

    My name is Santiago and I live in Argentine

    With my father we have an interesting collection of WWII aircrafts in British markings in 1/72 scale.

    I am planning a series of the Bf108 in RAF markings. There are a lot of them but the main problem at least for us is to have an idea about how they were painted. We do not have any idea about German paints nor schemes.

    I have found two different capturated Bf108 in the desert.

    1) Reference IPMS NSW Magazine, vol 4 N3




    2) Reference 'Gold Wings and Webbed Feet' Don Nairn's book. (Please find the following: http://rnzaf.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=Wartime&action=display&thread=1213 8)




    Does some of you have further information of any of these aircrafts or others Bf108 capturated in the desert?

    Any idea of the color camouflage?

    I wonder if some of you could help us with this issue.

    Many thanks in advance

    Kind regards
    Santiago

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    I just looked at a photo online from: Aircraft of the Fighting Powers Vol III (1942). Although it was black and white, I can see that the scheme of this particular captured a/c was not a desert camouflage scheme, just a dark single colour on top and possibly a duck's egg blue on the underside. The roundels are the ones with a wide yellow circle around them and the smaller dot in the middle.
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    Hi Fuller

    Many thanks for the in put.

    Could you please post the link of the Aircraft of the Fighting Powers Vol III (1942) were you saw the photo ?

    Many thanks
    Santiago

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    Whoops, should have done that in the first place.

    Here you go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Messerschmitt_Bf108.jpg

    I notice one of your reference photos lists the RAF desert scheme and type 'C' roundels.

    I looked up the schedule of roundels, again on Wikipedia. The photo in the link above is the A.1 type used before 1942. The C type (at 35 inches) was after 1942.
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    David

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