F-29A markings suggestions?

Started by madcatter, September 25, 2008, 12:53:00 AM

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WWII is my bread and butter, real world or whif.  But I like to have something like this in progress for those 'off-days.'

Anyway, I'm stuck here at markings and looking for suggestions.  I have a whole line up of modern fighters I plan to add to some hypothetical scenerio of some sort.  I'm thinking along the lines of the Ace Combat series of games.  I've also considered a private-contractor force based, for example on some remote island(s) tucked away in the Pacific.  Whether it's a fresh idea or just a supplement into someones else's whif-world I don't care.  I'm basically limited to black markings with my printing equipment as colors are too transparent.

Any ideas?



Sometimes if you double up, you can make home-made color decals opaque enough to work.
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Rather than printing your own decals, you could combine decals from two or more existing nations create something new.  This is especially easy when you get roundels that come in two parts to avoid regisration problems.  Find colours you like & swap a star instead of circle.
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Quote from: madcatter on September 25, 2008, 12:53:00 AM
I'm basically limited to black markings with my printing equipment as colors are too transparent.

Given the colour scheme ( excellent job BTW ) all black low viz variations of almost any national markings would look good
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US Navy Adversary comes to mind . . .

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From an old thread about comunist Britain. I can be done with an actual RAF roundel and a soviet red star. Just a posibility :thumbsup:
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Another alternative is to add your decal of choice, paint it in colour, and use a fine detailing brush, like my 5/0 brush I have, and go over the decal with appropriate colours.  Use it as a stenciled guide.

Alternately, as the boys already suggested, with a colour scheme like that, you could do grayscale lowvis markings of your choice and it'd blend in real easy.  Though I agree more with an Aggressor squadron for that kind of scheme, it's so vibrant it screams Aggressor plain.
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Black USAF markings....with some yellow and black checkers. That's what I first thought when I saw the pic. Great paintwork, btw !

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Outstanding paintwork! Seems to be crying out for Iron Crosses if you ask me.
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