Author Topic: DONE +++ SEPECAT Cheetah GR.2, 2 Sq. RAF Germany (Laarbruch), late Eighties  (Read 4722 times)

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Final touches to the hull, e. g. pitots made from thin wire and some air scoops which the Heller kit lacks.

SEPECAT Cheetah GR.2 (Kitbashing) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


An now, things become GREEEEEEN!

SEPECAT Cheetah GR.2 (Kitbashing) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

SEPECAT Cheetah GR.2 (Kitbashing) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Basic colors are Humbrol 102 and 120:

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What are the black marks on the nose either side of the laser range finder?

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That has such a Soviet look about it  :lol:
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What are the black marks on the nose either side of the laser range finder?

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Do you mean the windows on the LRF (from an Italeri Tornado, used before under a Buccaneer... :rolleyes:) or the wire pitots behind that, flanking the front wheel well?

BTW, painting made more progress, with upper side now all-green, too, and a black radome. Before, the Cheetah in my incarnation (see Devilfish's build, too) reminded me somewhat of a Su-24, but NOW it looks weird, looking like a single-seat half scale Tornado, or an F-111! Pics to come soon, hopefully this evening. The simple livery suits the aircraft well, nevertheless, looks very modern with it.

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What are the black marks on the nose either side of the laser range finder?

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Do you mean the windows on the LRF (from an Italeri Tornado, used before under a Buccaneer... :rolleyes:) or the wire pitots behind that, flanking the front wheel well?

BTW, painting made more progress, with upper side now all-green, too, and a black radome. Before, the Cheetah in my incarnation (see Devilfish's build, too) reminded me somewhat of a Su-24, but NOW it looks weird, looking like a single-seat half scale Tornado, or an F-111! Pics to come soon, hopefully this evening. The simple livery suits the aircraft well, nevertheless, looks very modern with it.

Pitots, that's what they are. I could not make out what they were but now you tell me I can see that's what they are indeed. Thanks for clearing that up

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They are tiny, but such small things add to the overall impression, just like the air scoops.  ;)

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I leave things like pitots and the undercarriage until after i've painted or I knock them off.
You are obviously more carefull.

Looks good.

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Another ill conceived, poorly thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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No. I glue them into place, but on the way some frequently get lost or loose...  ;)


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Wow... colors really brought it to life... Love the nose, very nice indeed! :thumbsup:
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This will really make some folks scratch there heads!
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This thing looks sexy, and that all-green livery should also work well on other RAF aircraft - e. g. the Hawk or even a Tornado. A Shorts Tucano in this style should also look good? Wonder why this scheme was only limited to the Harrier GR.5 and later?

So far only little more visible progress. Painted the wings' leading edges in dark green and other details, now a black ink wash will follow and some panel shading.

I also evaluate different ordnance loads, but so far I think the Cheetah here will receive a pair of Sidewinders and four BL 755 CBUs on tandem racks under the wing stubs, OOB from the Heller kit. Fuselage either left clear or a drop tank. An alternative could be a recce pod under the fuselage and drop tanks under the wings, but I prefer the bombs, even though they will end up "green on green".

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I Frakking love it!

Might use this green on green concept for my Battletech VTOLs
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Some details like dark green leading edges. Then a black ink wash and some panel shading with a semi-dry flat brush...  :tornado:

SEPECAT Cheetah GR.2 (Kitbashing) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

SEPECAT Cheetah GR.2 (Kitbashing) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

SEPECAT Cheetah GR.2 (Kitbashing) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

SEPECAT Cheetah GR.2 (Kitbashing) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

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By the way, in this context...




The Cold War Jets Collection at Bruntingthorpe includes this eye-catching Jaguar parked near the main gate.