Jump to content


Photo

Tiger Moth interior colours


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 EPinniger

EPinniger

    Hooked For Life

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 253 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cookham, Berkshire, UK

Posted 20 February 2006 - 04:49 PM

I'm currently building a 1/32 Tiger Moth (old Matchbox kit) as a RAF WW2 trainer and am not entirely sure about the interior colours. There is a colour guide in the instruction booklet but 1970s Matchbox kits aren't very reliable where accuracy is concerned.
I've done some searching on Google and this is the best I can find,
which clearly shows the interior colour to be Interior Green. However I'm not sure about the colours of the rest of the interior - floor, seats, bulkheads, etc. Were they also green, or black, varnished wood, etc.? Similarly, I'm not sure if the interior of the forward fuselage/engine cowling would be green or unpainted metal.

#2 Dric

Dric

    LSP Junkie

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 63 posts
  • Location:Switzerland

Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:28 AM

Hello,

just my 2 cents opinion

interior "non fabric" parts in "interior green".
Interior fabric in a red brik (as for a Swordfish by example)
Instrument panel like this Tiger Moth instrument panel, or maybe in wood.
And for interior pictures Inetrior details
Hope this help

Cheers

Dric :D

#3 Vernon

Vernon

    LSP Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,114 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Singapore

Posted 21 February 2006 - 12:45 PM

Lousy picture I know, but this is a Thai Tiger Moth in in the RTAF Museum in Bangkok.

Attached Images

  • P1030411copy.jpg

Cheers,

Vernon

#4 EPinniger

EPinniger

    Hooked For Life

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 253 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cookham, Berkshire, UK

Posted 22 February 2006 - 11:17 AM

Many thanks - the Cybermodeler.com link is just what I need, it has some good photos of the engine
and airframe as well as the cockpit + instrument panels.
Will post some photos of the Moth later when I've finished the cockpit interior!

The only thing I'm not sure about is the seats. The kit has what appear to be standard metal "bucket"
seats as found in many WW2 fighters. Were they actually like this in RAF Tiger Moths, or is this another
trademark Matchbox error?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users