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RAF dark blue undersides.
« on: October 08, 2017, 03:44:48 am »
Ok _ I want to do a Fortress II (B-17F) in the RAF day bomber scheme with the dark blue scheme as seen in SAM recently. The artwork shows a delivery scheme without squadron codes. What colour would the codes be? Logic says Sky, but wouldn't red or deep blue/black be a better option for the cammo? Any ideas please!

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Re: RAF dark blue undersides.
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 05:52:53 am »
What edition of SAM mate ?

If you search on line you get a couple of profiles of Dark Earth/Green/"Blue" aircraft come up and they have either white of a very light grey codes, but I'm not sure if that's what you are looking for ?



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Re: RAF dark blue undersides.
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 10:23:15 am »
Medium Sea Grey would probably be the best bet for those codes.

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Re: RAF dark blue undersides.
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 10:48:43 am »
Ok _ I want to do a Fortress II (B-17F) in the RAF day bomber scheme with the dark blue scheme as seen in SAM recently. The artwork shows a delivery scheme without squadron codes. What colour would the codes be? Logic says Sky, but wouldn't red or deep blue/black be a better option for the cammo? Any ideas please!
We had a thread about this camouflage previous year - here.
Codes probably in grey.

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Re: RAF dark blue undersides.
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 10:51:51 am »
Most likely Sky or Med Sea Grey.  Really depends on the era modelled.  Pre 42, MSG, post 42 Sky.
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Re: RAF dark blue undersides.
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 11:32:36 am »
Thank you all - didn't realise this had been done. Chris - SAM June '17, page 54, "The Deep Sky Blue Mystery". Part 2. I have not seen Part 1

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Re: RAF dark blue undersides.
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 06:24:23 am »
Thank you all - didn't realise this had been done. Chris - SAM June '17, page 54, "The Deep Sky Blue Mystery". Part 2. I have not seen Part 1

Right. The couple of images I found, the blue was no where near as dark as that
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Re: RAF dark blue undersides.
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 02:08:05 pm »
Thank you all - didn't realise this had been done. Chris - SAM June '17, page 54, "The Deep Sky Blue Mystery". Part 2. I have not seen Part 1

Right. The couple of images I found, the blue was no where near as dark as that

Bear in mind the colour film used and the light may change the colour and you cannot trust a 4 colour reproduction

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Re: RAF dark blue undersides.
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 06:04:07 am »
I should have been clearer Geoff. The images I found were profiles so there might be lots of factors at play.

Sorry for any confusion.
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