A very small scale Danish airforce April 1940

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A very small scale Danish airforce April 1940

Indlæg af John Turesson » 13 dec 2021 17:37

Hello

I made an order for a 3D printed set of Danish and Norwegian aircraft from 9 April in 1:1250 scale.
It is now available at shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/4HPJX ... arketplace

It contains
  • 4x Caprioni Ca 310
    16x Marinens Flyvefabrikk MF 11
    6x He115
    9x Fokker D.XXI
    24x Fokker C.V.d
    9x Hawker Nimrod
    11x Gloster Gladiator
    17x Gloster Gauntlet
The same producer did make a set with Fokker CVe, but as I was the only customer it is now "off the shelf" and has to be requested ,
if anyone fancy a copy.


The Swedish HE 5 is available from Classic airships in two versions, and fairly close (at least the same wing span) as Danish HE 8
https://www.shapeways.com/product/HTS92 ... 1&li=shops

If you care for the Very correct engine Derek (Classic airships) could probably make a real He 8.
As he did do both a S5A and a S5C/D version

From what I know, I miss Dantorp and Do Wahl and the Trainers.


So can anyone assist me with what colors to use on the Dannish camo ?
the "Yellow"/ Green one used in 1940


Kind Regards
/John

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Re: A very small scale Danish airforce April 1940

Indlæg af Michael Boll Jensen » 15 dec 2021 18:37

Hello John

It´s a very interesting project you are starting - just the size of tghe aircraft in that scale!

The Danish camouflage colours of the period are not a very easy thing to establish, but many years ago some paint cans were found in one of the old hangars at Værløse Air Base, which was the main aircraft base of the Army Flying Service before the war.

The content in these paint cans seems to have been left over from before the war, and the colours also seems to match the black and white photos of the era. The paint found in the hangar roughly matches the German colours RLM 71 Dunkelgrün, Panzer Dunkelgelb and RLM 76 Lichtblau.

So, a guess toward the correct colours would be something close to these colours. But - and this is important - the colours of the Army aircraft and the Navy aircraft were probably not the same, although maybe not a lot different.

At least, the camouflage colours might be something like Olive Green and Khaki Brown according some of the Danish sources, some say light shades, and some say darker shades. Take your own pick!

Best regards
Michael

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Re: A very small scale Danish airforce April 1940

Indlæg af John Turesson » 26 dec 2021 13:01

Thanks Michael

One of the good things with 1250 scale is that it does not need that much floor space,
and almost every ship ever built have been made by one or another producer at least once during the last sixty years.
Even the Scandinavians are available.

And as a comment to Lars Seifert-Thorsens nice documentation of models of April 1940.
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=397

This is my small collection of the Danish navy of April 1940.
(Yes, some of the Danes are ahistorical)
IMG_1934c.JPG
IMG_1934c.JPG (200.78 KiB) Vist 816 gange

Norwegian Navy is better covered:
IMG_1936a.JPG
IMG_1936a.JPG (162.41 KiB) Vist 816 gange

And the Swedish Airforce WIP:
(I put them in a chocolate box for transport, but right now they stay there)
Most of the space will eventually be filled with more Fokkers, trainers, and few transports.
IMG_1373a.JPG
IMG_1373a.JPG (189 KiB) Vist 816 gange

Happy New Year
/John

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Re: A very small scale Danish airforce April 1940

Indlæg af John Turesson » 24 maj 2022 20:48

Here comes the Danes

I'll have to get a set of Danish Roundels to complete them.
DanishAirForces9April1940e.JPG
DanishAirForces9April1940e.JPG (60.04 KiB) Vist 81 gange
Cheers
/John

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Re: A very small scale Danish airforce April 1940

Indlæg af Michael Boll Jensen » 25 maj 2022 07:23

Impressive, John!

That is an exciting collection of Scandinavian pre-war air power and sea power. I have never seen anything like that before!

Good luck on finding Danish roundels in that size :)

Best regards
Michael

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