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That really does look fantastic  :thumbsup:
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Camouflage, Colors, and Markings / Re: European Union Air Force roundel
« Last post by Hobbes on Today at 07:49:49 am »




<---- Ahem  (apart from the Apple logo in the middle, of course)
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My suggestion would be a blue disc with twelve small yellow stars inside, based on the European flag. It's simple, but I am not certain how valid this design would be for real life, because it would be quite cluttered and probably lack identification quality at longer distances? A low-viz variant could then consist of only a black/grey/white circle with a ring of black/grey/white stars inside, though.

Another concept could be to retain the original national markings, but add something to them - e. g. an extra blue ring around them, plus an European flag on the fin (replacing the national flag/fin flash)?

I'd stay away from the yellow-star-on-blue-disc concept, because it would look very American. The same goes for a yellow/blue disc solution - very similar to the Ukrainian roundel.
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My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Last post by Tophe on Today at 07:09:55 am »
Bandai 1/550th Medea/Midea Gundam transport plane#

The Medea is a carrier for Gundam Mobile Suits, VTOl being allegedly achieved by means of fans in the undercarriage pods.
The actual model is tiny, with a wingspan of under 6". Info: http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Medea
Thanks a lot! I did not know this twin-boomer, and I love it/her! :wub:
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What-if related Products / Re: Lidl Airfix Starter Sets
« Last post by NARSES2 on Today at 07:00:56 am »
The Zero's a nice kit Mossie, I'd recommend it
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My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Last post by NARSES2 on Today at 06:56:37 am »
Now I know why companies stopped doing this all those years ago, but I do miss it. Most of what I learned about aircraft bits and bobs back then came from old Airfix instruction sheets  ;)

I'm assuming economic reasons but it could just as easily be because they gave up caring.

Basically because in the early 60's or thereabouts they started to export to countries where they used a different language from their own. Before that most companies markets were domestic. I do have a vague notion of some Heller kits however that had instructions in French and German ? Once the Treaty of Rome had settled down then it was far, far easier to export across European borders and therefore written instructions as such became a hindrance to sales.

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My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Last post by Old Wombat on Today at 06:41:34 am »
Now I know why companies stopped doing this all those years ago, but I do miss it. Most of what I learned about aircraft bits and bobs back then came from old Airfix instruction sheets  ;)

I'm assuming economic reasons but it could just as easily be because they gave up caring. I'm often frustrated by not having a clue what I'm fitting to what where &, in a few cases, I've put the wrong thing in the wrong place because of poorly illustrated instructions where a description of the item would have been enough for me to think "Nope, you're not a magneto coil, you're an oil filter!" or similar.
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I've not seen anything about specific markings for a planned invasion and I'm not sure any operational plans would have got that detailed by the time the bomb's were dropped.

Any used would have been quick and easy to apply, but there would have been one complication. Given the prevalence of natural metal finished aircraft in USAAF service then black stripes as illustrated by Dizzy would seem to be ideal. However USN and USMC aircraft were predominantly overall blue where black stripes would be far from ideal and white would have been far more suitable in my view anyway.

No idea what would have happened if the invasion had gone ahead, but any British/Commonwealth aircraft allowed to take part would have simply followed suit. There's a possibility that by the time they became involved then ID markings were no longer needed anyway.
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