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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2040 on: February 10, 2019, 04:37:39 am »
Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star - Jet Training Flight, Royal Norwegian Air Force, 1950









I'm really digging the new F-80C from the DAT group of modders and thought it would look good in RNAF markings to which I've added a fin flash as I can't stand bare fins on any aircraft. There really was a Jet Training Flight but they operated the de Havilland Vampire. The red nose is actually a bit of a mistake as I used a stock letter decal that has no border which turns the entire mesh red. It looks quite good but unfortunately it does also overpaint most of the anti-dazzle panel.


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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2041 on: February 10, 2019, 12:11:31 pm »
Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star - Royal Canadian Air Force, 1952

















Markings wise this is a bit of a hybrid as the F-80C is a bit too early for the classic 'Canada Flash' cheatline as seen on the RCAF's Voodoo's but it looks pretty cool to me!. The cheatline took me a fair while to work out as it needs to be combined with the roundel to make one big decal to which can then be applied 85% opacity. Doing them separately leads to the cheatline being seen through the roundel or the roundel needing 100% opacity which always looks a bit harsh. Sometimes, markings can simply be applied to the skin bitmap but the nose, fuselage and tail were all separate and would require more trial and error than I can cope with as I'm not as patient as I'm always keen to move on.


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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2042 on: February 11, 2019, 02:16:55 pm »
Supermarine Spitfire F.Mk.22 - No.331 Squadron, Royal Norwegian Air Force, 1947













There are quite a few photo's showing Norwegian Spit's with big white outlines on the roundels and rudder stripes so I thought I'd combine them on a real late model Spitfire.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Norwegian Spitfire 22's
« Reply #2043 on: February 11, 2019, 02:43:00 pm »
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Norwegian Spitfire 22's
« Reply #2044 on: February 12, 2019, 12:55:14 am »
I like the Norwegian P/F-80 a lot.  :thumbsup:

Personally had the idea of a post-war Norwegian P-51H some time ago, as an alternative to the RW Spitfires.

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Re: Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Norwegian Spitfire 22's
« Reply #2045 on: February 12, 2019, 11:17:56 am »
Already planning an Irish Spitfire Mk.22, love to see your version of one, Spinners.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2046 on: February 12, 2019, 11:56:48 am »
BAC-Avro CF-107C Thunderstrike - No.416 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, 1975













Impressively smoky engines! Note the revised undercarriage layout that Sundowner has worked into his developed TSR.2 which loses the internal weapons bay to accommodate the wider undercarriage assemblies and turbofan engines with under-fuselage weapon pylons more than making up for 'lost' weapon capacity from the bomb bay. This is one of at least three RCAF skins that Sundowner had done for the TSR.2 and I've just added some generic serial numbers (actually CF-104 numbers) plus the 416 fin marking.

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Re: Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Norwegian Spitfire 22's
« Reply #2047 on: February 12, 2019, 12:03:02 pm »
Already planning an Irish Spitfire Mk.22, love to see your version of one, Spinners.

Done them! Search 'Irish Spitfire' within this thread. If I say so myself they're good piccies!

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Re: Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - TSR Tuesday (RCAF)
« Reply #2048 on: February 12, 2019, 03:02:27 pm »
You do realise I'll be nicking that Norwegian Spit at some point?  Muwahahahaha!
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Re: Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - TSR Tuesday (RCAF)
« Reply #2049 on: February 12, 2019, 10:57:11 pm »
You do realise I'll be nicking that Norwegian Spit at some point?  Muwahahahaha!

I'll be doing a NMF finish one very soon but with the more traditional RNoAF roundels.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2050 on: February 13, 2019, 10:34:21 am »
Supermarine Spitfire F.Mk.22 - No.322 Squadron, Royal Norwegian Air Force, 1949









Late model Spit's (Marks 14, 18, 22 and 24) are well covered by Third Wire (the game developer) but all have the cut down rear fuselage. The Mark 22 has standard RAF camo and NMF (silver paint I guess) and for this No.322 squadron machine I've added my rudder strips, recoloured the spinner and given it some more traditional RNoAF markings.

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Re: Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Norwegian Spitfire 22's
« Reply #2051 on: February 13, 2019, 03:19:53 pm »
I'm nicking that too!
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Norwegian Spitfire 22's
« Reply #2052 on: February 14, 2019, 02:00:10 am »
Now there's a candidate for an RAF retro paint job, maybe they'll get around to it with a Typhoon or Hawk one day.


I like the Canuck and RNoAF P-80's, might use one of those for the Airfix kit I've got in the stash.  Plenty of head scratching scope for other T-33 users too.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2053 on: February 14, 2019, 01:50:24 pm »
Supermarine Spitfire F.Mk.24 - No.403 Squadron, Royal Air Force, 1948









Let's just call it a scratch I had to itch!

I probably should have stuck with the Type C1 roundel (yellow outline) on the fuselage but I've always liked that picture of Douglas Bader's post-war Spitfire with the Type C roundel on the fuselage. There seems to be much debate on whether the maple leaf should be red or green but I reckon Airfix got it right! I must of had at least six of those JE-J kits when I was a teenager.



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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Johnnie Johnson's last Spitfire
« Reply #2054 on: February 15, 2019, 09:52:11 pm »

great thread, thanks !