Not, unfortunately, for all their kits. They took this approach with the
1/72 Ta 152C, but (although they did include engine bearers on one spure
and listed the parts as 'not to be used') included no engine. Painting
the entire exposed interior area flat black pretty much solves the
problem, unless you want to display the model on its back.
Make that "*had* the wing that belongs on the AFM D-9." Fortunately,
both wings have been reunited with the aircraft to which they belong and
are living happily ever after.
John Magne Stubsveen wrote
I'll just add this bit to the large number of answers already posted:
According to Official Monogram Painting Guide to German Aircraft, the
"standard" D-9 camouflage scheme was Dark Green 82 (the book came out before
the evidence turned up suggesting that the number should be 83) and Grey-Violet
75 topsides, Light Blue 76 lower surfaces, with mottle of 82 (83) and/or 75.
While there undoubtedly were many exceptions to this (including the well
documented late-war use of several new sky colors for under-surfaces, including
one that looks like a pale version of British Sky, anybody would have a pretty
hard time proving you wrong if you go with 82 (83)/75/76.
I used to feel cheap 'cause I had no signature.
Thanks. I've decided to go with the suggested 83/75/76 colour scheme
with a light overspray of 02 on the fuselage sides before adding the
83/75 mottle camo.
Speaking of a standardised colour of many different shades: The RLM 02
Grey ... I've seen a few Bf 109 decal sheets where one of the top
colour is listed as 02, except it looks more like a pale greenish tan
slightly darker than 02 rather than standard 02 grey -- More like
dried grass. Could this have been a field mix 02 with some 71 thrown
in for good measure?
Since I don't display models on their backs, I can safely say that in
this case it really doesn't bother me. If the engine had been included
in the kit, I suppose I would have included it.
Yeah, sometimes the ink looks better than the real thing. I've got a Air
Classics around here that has a picture of an F6F Hellcat, through an anomaly
in the printing process it came out purple! Looks cooler than the blue but I
just haven't summoned the wherewithall to paint one yet.
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
I understand that it was simply a matter of Doug Champlin (owner of the
D-13) and the Air Force Museum (owner of the D-9) recognizing a
"win-win" situation when they saw one ... but please don't ask me why
straightening out the decades-old error took so long, because I don't know.