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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #1965 on: June 09, 2018, 11:13:08 am »
McDonnell Douglas A-4E Skyhawk - 339 Mira, Hellenic Air Force, 1990













After digging around the SF1 archives over at Combat Ace I found an A-4 template but it was only used for the lines and rivets (still a useful time-saver mind) and I had to cut out all the parts and add weathering etc.  I had a crack at a 3-tone wrap around camo using a USN scheme as a pattern. It looks OK but, hands up, the colours are off. Sometimes it's better to 'mix by eye' as I looked at FS numbers until my head was spinning and the variation is shocking. I made the national insignia a bit smaller and knocked-up a bit pretty crappy shield for 339 Mira.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #1966 on: June 10, 2018, 06:18:03 am »
McDonnell Douglas A-4E Skyhawk - 330 & 340 Mira, Hellenic Air Force, 1968-1989







I'm really loving the Skyhawk and will come back to it when I get back to SF2 later this Summer.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #1967 on: June 10, 2018, 09:13:26 am »
General Dynamics Falcon FG.1 - No.41 Squadron, RAF Strike Command, 1984







Don't look too close as there are some hideous joints but it does give an impression as to what a splinter camo would look like on a mid-80's RAF Falcon. I think I've already done the more obvious Swedish Flygvapnet F-16!

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - RAF Falcon FG.1 'Splinter'
« Reply #1968 on: June 10, 2018, 11:11:09 am »
Pure win and awesomeness :mellow: Like your interpretation with even lighter green instead of tan and generally larger areas of the lightest colour :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - RAF Falcon FG.1 'Splinter'
« Reply #1969 on: June 10, 2018, 12:36:21 pm »
That Falcon looks sharp!

The F-16 was seriously proposed in the late 1970s as the tactical replacement for the Jaguar and Harrier in the RAF*, so perhaps a wraparound grey-green...?  Or Desert Pink  :o

* which was one of the reasons why the RAF was 'satisfied' to accept the Tornado ADV despite it lacking dogfightability, that'd have fallen to the Falcon particularly in West Germany
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #1970 on: June 11, 2018, 02:57:11 am »
McDonnell Douglas A-4E Skyhawk - 339 Mira, Hellenic Air Force, 1990


That's a pretty one!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - RAF Falcon FG.1 'Splinter'
« Reply #1971 on: June 11, 2018, 07:43:25 am »
Camo is very cool on the Falcon!
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #1972 on: June 11, 2018, 11:58:08 am »
Folland Gnat FB.3 - No.75 Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1967















My first Kiwi jet for quite a few years. I was going to do an RAF Gnat but remembered that I had some tactical Kiwi roundels lurking somewhere. The Gnat is huge fun in 'Strikefighters' but it's got a puny payload and I think the RAF were wise to choose the Hunter in the fighter-bomber role for overseas use.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Kiwi Gnats
« Reply #1973 on: June 12, 2018, 06:29:02 am »
Good idea for the RAF 100 GB  :thumbsup:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #1974 on: June 12, 2018, 11:10:50 am »
Mikoyan MiG-41F 'Flatfish-B' - Soviet Air Force, 2018













Whilst looking for some camo patterns I realised that drakkodj's MiG-41 would be ideal as the model uses just two main bitmaps that are essentially upper & lower meaning that the camo pattern flows right across and doesn't stop/start on the fuselage/wing joint.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - MiG-41F 'Flatfish-B'
« Reply #1975 on: June 12, 2018, 11:45:58 am »
Love those!!!
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #1976 on: June 13, 2018, 01:16:47 pm »
Northrop F-5EA Tiger II - Grupo 6, Fuerza Aérea Argentina, 1982













This is a Taiwanese skin that I thought would look good with Argentine markings. Sorry pedants... roundels on both wings for me please!

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Argentine Tiger II's
« Reply #1977 on: June 13, 2018, 10:25:44 pm »
Tis gorgeous.

The State Department cleared export of the F-5E to Argentina in May 1973 along with Chile, Colombia and Venezuela with unit costs between $1.6 and 2.0 million.  However it came too late for Argentina which had already developed a 'Plan Europa' to acquire 80 Mirage IIIs; they had given-up waiting for the F-5E to be authorised. 

Had the State Dept decision come a year ot so earlier then those F-5Es might have been a reality over the Falklands.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Argentine Tiger II's
« Reply #1978 on: June 14, 2018, 02:06:06 pm »
Can you do the Turbokat from Swat kats?

I have no idea what that is but it really doesn't sound like something available for 'Strike Fighters'. Sorry.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Argentine Tiger II's
« Reply #1979 on: June 16, 2018, 01:36:53 am »
Can you do the Turbokat from Swat kats?

I have no idea what that is but it really doesn't sound like something available for 'Strike Fighters'. Sorry.

Tell you what, if I show you a link to it, can you give it a try?

No. you're really grasping it are you? If the 3D model doesn't exist then it just isn't going to happen.