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RAF F-117A in Iraq 2003
« on: December 30, 2016, 10:52:41 am »
Another in my recent voyage into simple WhIfs (no backstory): a Lockheed F-117A of the Royal Air Force as used during the Iraq campaign, 2003.


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Re: RAF F-117A in Iraq 2003
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2016, 02:04:00 pm »
Please, sir...........

I'm better at assembling words rather  than assembling styrene.  Please may I take your excellent piece of work and try to produce a backstory appropriate to it?   If you already have the matter under way, I'll simply await your opus.
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Re: RAF F-117A in Iraq 2003
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 01:13:21 am »
This is one of those should-have-beens...  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: RAF F-117A in Iraq 2003
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2016, 05:10:06 am »
Looks so much better in that scheme than in black. Well done mate  :thumbsup:
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Re: RAF F-117A in Iraq 2003
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2016, 05:51:12 am »
Yup, just as ugly in that colour scheme lol, Great job tho, does look right at home like that !

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Re: RAF F-117A in Iraq 2003
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 07:50:16 am »
I love the black ones...  :wacko: but that one also looks good! :thumbsup:
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Re: RAF F-117A in Iraq 2003
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 08:41:47 am »
Did they re-paint them in camo when they came back to UK after the war?  ;D
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Re: RAF F-117A in Iraq 2003
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2016, 09:12:50 am »
 
Did they re-paint them in camo when they came back to UK after the war?  ;D


Yep...thats how they lost them.    :wacko: :wacko: darn stealth technology.
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Re: RAF F-117A in Iraq 2003
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2016, 10:04:26 am »
Nice one Zak, I ""had"" a plan on doing the Airfix two-tone grey one in an RAF scheme, I think I'll go RCAF instead now --   :wacko:
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Re: RAF F-117A in Iraq 2003
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2016, 10:14:14 am »
She's a looker!  :thumbsup:
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Re: RAF F-117A in Iraq 2003
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2016, 05:07:13 pm »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: RAF F-117A in Iraq 2003
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2016, 11:14:44 pm »
Rheged - please do so!

Thanks all. I got this kit a couple of years ago and built it but stalled on the paint. I didn't want to do black, at first I thought about green and grey RAF...but this just kinda happened!
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Re: RAF F-117A in Iraq 2003
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2017, 01:36:14 am »

 I thought about green and grey RAF...


There you are, I TOLD you they camo'd them.  ;D
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Re: RAF F-117A in Iraq 2003
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2017, 04:43:16 am »
Rheged - please do so!

Thanks all. I got this kit a couple of years ago and built it but stalled on the paint. I didn't want to do black, at first I thought about green and grey RAF...but this just kinda happened!
Thanks, Zac. I hope my backstory will match your modelling skills.
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Re: RAF F-117A in Iraq 2003
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2017, 05:23:23 am »
Really ugly - but really convincing! :thumbsup: