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Thread: Official Dewoitine D.520 Painting Thread

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    Default Official Dewoitine D.520 Painting Thread

    This plane draws the least attention of the players and forumers IMHO. In fact, it's scenario usage may be seen as limited. At least I thought so.
    However the things started to change when Eric AKA 7eat51 had sent me a gorgeous parcel with some D.520s inside, pointing to a great variety of D.520 users on several fronts. I knew the plane was even flown in 1940 by some Polish "chimney squads" in France (Chimney - for they were protecting some vital industrial sites of France) that got some kills of bombers. Moreover, some of those planes were bought in 1939 by our military authorities - unfortunately they were not delivered on time...

    There are not many pictures of the D.520 bearing Polish markings in France, so...let the imagination works

    The one original might have look like this one here (Morane Saulnier?):

    But they also could look like these

    They were simply redecaled, so they are not exactly repainted, but the overall effect is similar

    Now let's protect some factories against the Heinkels...
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    Nice job there Andrzej. I always wondered why this plane was included due to its limited use however I am proven wrong.
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    A very nice job, Andrzej. Sometimes, a simple redecaling can make a big difference. as seen here.

    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Wonderful effect, Andrzej.

    That gives me some inspiration to do the same.

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    Also the D.520 maneuver deck (D) doesn't follow its maneuverability, which was actually very good, and that makes it really weak a plane in the world of WoG. It was definitely closer to Hurricane than to Wildcat.

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    They look really nice Andrzej - hope they do well

    "He is wise who watches"

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    As usual, you have made an excellent job of what was becoming a Cinderella aircraft Andy.
    I must admit I only have one, and then find I could use them for the Vichy French in Algeria.
    Now there's an interesting "What if."
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Excellent change of focus there, Andy.
    I might very well do the same soon.

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    Default More Polish Dewoitine D.520s

    A couple of months back I started a WGS Polish Air Force Campaign, which has reached June 1940 ( The Polish airmen who fought so hard to defend their homeland are now in exile and flying with the French Armee del'Air. As their escadrille has just transitioned from the Morane MS.406 to the Dewoitine D.520 I thought I would make up some custom aircraft for my three campaigners Paul, Rod and Wayne.

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    These three D.520s started out as captured Regia Aeronautica aircraft but I have 'repatriated' them back to the French who issued them to their Polish allies. White fuselage band on the 'Stellas' was repainted in olive green, rudder painted white and spinner painted black. Wing roundels are home made, the white circle for the ID number on the tails and tricolour rudder markings are Helmet and the red numbers Microscale. I re-allocated a few Polish national insignia from my PZL P.11c sheet bought from 'miscmini' here on the forum to serve as fuselage markings. Spray on dullcote finished the miniatures nicely.

    The lads are going into battle this weekend with their new mounts, I wish them luck.
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    They look sharp Carl, hope they do well.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    They look sharp Carl, hope they do well.
    I have just posted the AAR for their first outings in the D.520s - 2 kills no losses -

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    Great work, Andrzej and Carl!

    If you have the Italian Dewoitine D.520, you could perhaps use it in your Malta campaign, Rob.

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    D-520 Dewoitine AiM & decals Miscmini

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    The black serial numbers on blue background correspond to the decorations proposed on the miscmini decal sheet. Attention D-520 number 136 belongs to the 3rd squadron SPA73 storks and therefore can not be seen with the panther of SPA78.
    Not easy to get evidence on numbers, markings. Nevertheless all these planes belonged to the "Groupe de Chasse" GC II/7.

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    With other planes of the "Armée de l'Air" in 1940
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    Nice work. Another under represented plane gets more time
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    This is a perfect tutorial.
    Nice work and presentation.
    Rep worthy

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    Superb combo - research and repaints!

    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    A fine addition to the French Airforce Chee.
    Thanks for posting.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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