Thanks for following Peter..not made for me...supplied from Alliance Modelworks sheet LW35026. philips and flat head in 32nd48th and35th...separated on an adhesive backing,no cutting.lovely.
Did have a head scratcher..one that you ran across . under wing lights..Tam. calls for silver(clear) as landing lights..so looked at a number of finished builds,48th,32nd
and it seems many were finished as landing lights,went looking for an answer..found this.
There is a whole series of modifications, regarding the lights, and I think the best, that I can do, is just list them in numerical order, plus the date they were incorporated into production.
11-11-40, mod 135 "To introduce station keeping lights"
22-8-41, mod 359 cancelled mod 135.
1-5-43, mod 746 "To delete red & green downward recognition lights on wings" was "included in Mk.VII & VIII D.I.S."
Mod 886 "To delete upward identification lamp," was slated for the V, VII, VIII, IX, XI, XII & XIII, but is listed as being on the Mk.VII only, and is also listed as D.I.S. only, with no date. Whether it happened, anyway, and the confirmatory ledger entry was missed, I can't say; it just says that it was discussed, by the Local Technical committee, 9-2-43
15-11-44 mod 988 "To introduce two additional downward identification lights (red & green,)" was entered for the Mk.VII
7-12-44 mod 989 (same wording) was entered for the VIII & XIX.
If you find that little lot confusing, join the club.
Does anyone know what "D.I.S." stands for; I have theories, but nothing definite.
Regarding the XIV & XVIII, drawings show the fuselage lamp moved back to aft of frame 15, on the XIV, and 16, on the XVIII; can't find anything similar on any other Marks, so I'm assuming that, on the Merlin Marks, it stayed put. As far as I can tell, the light remained amber (certainly, that's the colour of the light in Rolls-Royce's XIV, being rebuilt at Bristol.)
So it seems your guess was correct(went back to see what you had done)..they were indeed Red and Green..already done mine for this build.
Have a ton of work ahead.. Cheers.Bill.