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Offline Daryl J.

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RAF, Hong Kong 1950's
« on: January 06, 2013, 03:28:57 pm »
Kit:  Trumpeter Supermarine Attacker
Squadron: No ? Squadron, Green Dragon
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Re: RAF, Hong Kong 1950's
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 03:43:54 am »
I can just see a flight of them curving in over Chequerboard Hill.........  ;D
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Re: RAF, Hong Kong 1950's
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 07:46:37 am »
You start working on this one ?

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Re: RAF, Hong Kong 1950's
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 12:36:46 pm »
Yes.  The kit is quite decent too.  :thumbsup:

The sprue gate arrangement allows for impressively thin trailing edges; they just require a bit of focus when dealing with them.  The panel lines along the belly are very light so paint thicknesses will need to be minimal.  The fit is excellent;  care during assembly will be needed on the leading edge wing root and intake parts.   There are a number of compound curves right there and with care should align with careful assembly.

CC, I'm going to take a while to build this one up and will post pix when something interesting has been accomplished.   The plan is for a typical RAF scheme of the era with a unique squadron marking.   Being a Yank, expect simplicity as opposed to something a bit more embellished and royal.  

The kit is quite tubby looking when compared to a MiG-17, F9F, or F-80. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: RAF, Hong Kong 1950's
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 02:38:32 pm »
http://www.rafweb.org/SqnMark028A.htm

28 Squadron was the Hong Kong squadron although you may want 3 Squadron for the Green Wyvern

http://www.rafweb.org/SqnMark003D.htm

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Re: RAF, Hong Kong 1950's
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 02:58:18 pm »
Thanks for the links, the effort is appreciated.  :thumbsup:

A question if I may please regarding RAF organisation:   3 Squadron has markings very similar to what I had in mind for this project.  Did the RAF have special detachments for their regular squadrons?   In all actuality, an entirely fictitious squadron will likely be created.

I had ruled out 28 Squadron, at least temporarily, for a couple reasons:   They were there in real life, and 28 Squadron's colours are the same as my former University.  Utterly subjective yes, but I can't look at my model airplane on the shelf and start thinking about Montana State University.   :blink: ;D ;D ;D
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Re: RAF, Hong Kong 1950's
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 03:27:53 am »
A question if I may please regarding RAF organisation:   3 Squadron has markings very similar to what I had in mind for this project.  Did the RAF have special detachments for their regular squadrons?   In all actuality, an entirely fictitious squadron will likely be created.

Yes, Squadrons can be seperated into 'Flights', normaly desiganted 'A', 'B', 'C' etc.  Each Flight can be detached to different locations.  For instance, 202 Sqn is currently has it's headquarters at RAF Valley, but has three flights, 'A' Flt, based at RAF Boulmer, 'C' Flt, based at RAF Lossiemouth and 'E' Flt, based at RAF Leconfield.

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Re: RAF, Hong Kong 1950's
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 11:59:49 pm »
Early 1950s?  Pretty much any squadron could have been sent to reinforce Hong Kong if the Korean War had threatened (more than it already did) to spill over into the rest of Asia

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Re: RAF, Hong Kong 1950's
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 01:27:40 pm »
Thank you, George.  

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