Roden 1/48th Gladiator Mk.II in Finnish Service
December 31, 2012 in Aviation
The Roden Gladiator is one of their better 1/48th biplane kits, owing mainly to the parts being a bit more robust than most of their WW1 kits. This model represents GL-255, a machine belonging to LeLv 26 flown by 44-victory Ace Sgt. Oiva Tuominen in the Winter of 1940 while based at Mensukangas, Finland.
Decals were from the kit. Paints used were Model Master Aluminum and Magnesium Metallizers, Floquil RAF Dark Earth, Dark Green, Reefer White, and Engine Black. Light Earth was mixed from Middlestone and Butternut 3:1, the light green from US Army Olive Drab mixed 2:1 with their US Navy Grey. Exhaust collector is Floquil Old Silver and Copper, the latter oversprayed with Tamiya Smoke.
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