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« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2004, 07:51:12 am »
Hi Brad

The colour is Light Aircraft Grey for the undersides. You could of course paint the Orion in Camoflage Grey (Hu 167 Barley Grey) as this is now the colour of the Tankers, E-3 & MR4.

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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2004, 08:56:06 am »
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Hi Brad

The colour is Light Aircraft Grey for the undersides. You could of course paint the Orion in Camoflage Grey (Hu 167 Barley Grey) as this is now the colour of the Tankers, E-3 & MR4.

Cheers

Geoff B B)
Thanks for the colour Geoff.

I briefly thought about the new overall grey but then we're really looking like a USN Orion!

Hemp and LAG it is.  And big pink/lt blue roundels!  Maybe even a lo-vis shark mouth from a Granby Tornado decal sheet!

Will have everything finalised by this weekend.  And I just bought myself a digi-cam so I will post on the progress.

Thanks for all the input guys!

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Brad

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« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2004, 10:56:49 am »
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Italy:Would have had Orions in 1976 if not for a bribery scandal
Lockheed? Oh goodness no...  :D
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« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2004, 02:25:44 pm »
Well, if no Tiwanese Orions, how about Tiwanese Nimrods?? South Korean; Japanese - I think an MR2 or MR4 in that brilliant three tone JASDF blue cammo would look spectacular...
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« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2004, 02:27:31 pm »
Brad,
Humbrol have discontinued thier Hemp paint - stupid buggers!!. If you can get hold of it, get the XTRACOLOR paint.  
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« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2004, 03:09:02 pm »
Thanks for the head's up Lancer.  I just happen to be going to a well stocked hobby shop this weekend so if it hasn't been gone too long I still might find it.

We need a decent Nimrod in 1/72.......and yes the JASDF blue scheme would look tits.

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« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2004, 10:57:28 pm »
Davey, it wasn't Lockheed that was involved in the scandal, it was Aeritalia, who would have been a subcontractor to Lockheed for the deal; seems they bribed several Italian AF officers, and a couple of Parliment members. One of the latter went to the cops, and you have an idea of what happened next. The deal went south, half a dozen folks in Italy went to the can, and Lockheed was out of a 16-plane deal worth some $200 million in 1976 money. And the Italian AF buys Atlantics.
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« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2004, 01:59:43 am »
I read in aircraft illustrated yesterday that the Dutch are selling their P3 Orions to the German Navy who is are their Atlantiques.

I was in the process of making a German Orion......................I'll have to pick another navy now! ^_^  

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« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2004, 04:14:28 am »
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I was in the process of making a German Orion......................I'll have to pick another navy now!

No need Tony as they won't get tham for another year and we have yet to see the scheme they will be in so perfectly viable for the What-if Stand. As an alternative how about Poland as they are in the process of re-arming with Nato equipment. Trying to find a mainstream air force that doesn't use Orions these day can be quite hard as Atlantique users are now switching to cheaper Orions than going for the the updated Atlantic. The problem now is finding enougth Orions to go round without resorting to expensive rebuilds as most of the fleet has been worked hard. The USN is getting worried that its own Orions won't last in the numbers required until the Boeing MMA gets into full service.

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« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2004, 08:49:29 am »
Fogot to add that the likely hood of Revell sorting out a reboxing agreement with Hasegawa on the P-3C Orion would be high now. I expected them to do one following on from the Neptune, Viking and Tracker releases they did but with Germany buying the Dutch machines i would bet on them appearing late next year depending on when the actual aircraft are delivered and repainted.

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« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2004, 09:41:04 am »
Polish would be good, as the Poles have it written into their constitution that the National Insignia has to be in full colour, so a splash of red/white amongst the greys of the camo.
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Or Bulgarian?
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Have the Greeks Orions?
They'd look really nice and tatty??
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Turkish Orions too??
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Do the Saudis have Orions?
Or Kuwait??
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Hellfire, the Royal air Force??
Hemp and Grey?
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« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2004, 10:09:05 am »
How about Maltese Orions?? I think it'd be cool to see those lovely looking Maltese crosses painted on the sides and wings.  
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« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2004, 10:26:50 am »
Hmm, wonder if someone will buy up a few of those now-withdrawn S-3's from AMARC?

Malaysian, maybe? Or Singapore? Taiwan?  :huh:  

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« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2004, 10:59:09 am »
There's all those new NATO countries as has already been pointed out, as well as the Far East.
Part of "the joy of it all" is adding bits plus decals/schemes to the frankly unlikely.
So:

Croatian Orion plus S-3 Viking/
Estonian?
Lithuanian?
Latvian??

What about Serbian?
Japanese??

What about the Irish?
Or the Scottish? :lol:

The Hasegawa kit is a cracker (I have one in the stash) and a P2V Neptune would be nice too.

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« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2004, 02:29:02 pm »
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How about Maltese Orions?? I think it'd be cool to see those lovely looking Maltese crosses painted on the sides and wings.
How about those Knights-of-whatchamacallit-order that are based on Malta?