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Aircraft / Re: F-52 Ultra Hornet, United States Space Force
« Last post by Firefox on Today at 06:44:43 pm »
Nice work. I'm glad you see this as Hornet rather than the designer's claim that it based on Su-27
Camouflage, Colors, and Markings / Re: Sea camouflage?
« Last post by seadude on Today at 05:41:51 pm »
Why not lozenge?

No.  :o

Been doing some searching on the Net tonight and I'm kinda taking a liking to schemes on the Visby class corvette and/or the Chinese Type 022 missile boat.
Camouflage, Colors, and Markings / Re: Sea camouflage?
« Last post by scooter on Today at 05:20:48 pm »
Why not lozenge?

Panavia Tornado Retirement Build / Re: Tornado ancestors
« Last post by Weaver on Today at 04:43:26 pm »
You are right, I did not realize the PC-21 had such small wings:
And seen from above, the fin with extension looks like a big fin, yes.

I presume the idea is to make it handle more like a jet so it can take on an even bigger share of the training sylabus.
Camouflage, Colors, and Markings / Sea camouflage?
« Last post by seadude on Today at 04:31:29 pm »
I can't remember where I saw it, but I'm pretty sure I saw long, long ago some pictures of the real Sea Shadow stealth test ship in some sort of dazzle camouflage scheme, or..........maybe it was a modeler's build of a Sea Shadow in a dazzle Camouflage scheme.  :unsure:
Either way, I hit upon the idea of building the old Revell 1/144 scale Sea Shadow model in some sort of dazzle camouflage scheme. Painting the model overall black according to the instructions is soooooooo boring.
I want something different and unique, but I am unsure what type of dazzle scheme to go with and what specific colors. Any advice? I would prefer not having to mask and do curves. I'd prefer straight lines/edges only.
Themed Build Repository / Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Last post by Weaver on Today at 04:23:36 pm »
A very interesting pic that, taken from the other side to the one I saw.

What are the two stores on the starboard outer pylon though? The lower one looks like a 'winder with its forward fins missing.

Not sure which you mean, but the stores are:

Fuselage stations: ALARM
Sidewinder pylons: ASRAAMs
Inner wing pylons: 230 gal GR.1 drop tanks (NOT the usual 'Hindenburger' tanks seen on the F.3)
Starboard outer: PHIMAT chaff/flare pod
Port outer: BOZ chaff flare pod

I don't know why it carried two different chaff/flare pods.

That's because the BOZ pod is actually carrying a Towed Radar Decoy


Ahhhhh that makes sense - cheers. :thumbsup:
The Idea Bank / Re: Doctor Who?
« Last post by The Wooksta! on Today at 04:02:10 pm »
No.  Kennedy was shot on Friday the 22nd November.  The first episode of Who was on the 23rd, the saturday.  However, because of the news overshadowing everything else (think 9/11 back in 2001 filling the news for weeks), the first episode was repeated before episode 2 on the 30th November.
Aircraft / Avro Archer F mk3
« Last post by chrisonord on Today at 03:38:29 pm »
Finally getting somewhere with this, just the paint to sort out, as the Tamiya raf dark green, isn't dark enough, so I am waiting for a Vallejo bronze green to arrive and go over the green. Here's some pictures of what I have done so far
The weapons will be externally carried, and consist of a pair of firestreaks and a pair of genies. The canopy, was redesigned in to the mark 3, as the pilots all complained about the lack of visibility, so a newer, and slightly better one was designed and fitted. The aircraft is in service with 19 squadron based in Germany, and it's task was t intercept Soviet bombers. More back story when I have done some more work and pictures.
The "WHIF's You Have Found" / Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Last post by joncarrfarrelly on Today at 02:30:46 pm »
Some wonderfully crazy Mech stuff:

Wow indeed. How did you do those bloody thin lines all around the cowling?
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