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French Vultee Vengeance Torpedo bomber

Started by The Rat, April 07, 2022, 06:40:48 PM

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Coming along in fits and starts, like all my victims projects. Decided to try one of those weird wild and wonderful freehand schemes that a lot of French aircraft got. With brushes it will look a little crisper, but I'm not shelling out for an airbrush just yet. The green is Model Master RAF Dark Green, the brown is unknown because the label fell off decades ago. They aren't perfectly accurate, maybe not even close, but MFM! Still needs touch up in areas, and maybe a few more blobs. The brown is gloss, but it will all be given a dull coat anyway.

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Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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NARSES2

I've a soft spot for French aircraft of this period so I do like the look of this  :thumbsup:

Quote from: The Rat on April 07, 2022, 06:40:48 PM
Decided to try one of those weird wild and wonderful freehand schemes that a lot of French aircraft got. With brushes it will look a little crisper, but I'm not shelling out for an airbrush just yet. The green is Model Master RAF Dark Green, the brown is unknown because the label fell off decades ago. They aren't perfectly accurate, maybe not even close, but MFM! Still needs touch up in areas, and maybe a few more blobs. The brown is gloss, but it will all be given a dull coat anyway.


Not only was the camouflage pattern done on a freestyle basis (it was thought that this might put an attacking pilot off when attempting to strafe a line up of aircraft) but there were also a couple, at least, of variations to the colours used. The French were in such a mad rush to rearm in 1938/1940 that they weren't too bothered about ensuring everything came up to the official specification and took a pragmatic approach.
Decals my @r$e!

Stan in YUL

Quote from: The Rat on April 07, 2022, 06:40:48 PM
Coming along in fits and starts, like all my victims projects. Decided to try one of those weird wild and wonderful freehand schemes that a lot of French aircraft got. With brushes it will look a little crisper, but I'm not shelling out for an airbrush just yet. The green is Model Master RAF Dark Green, the brown is unknown because the label fell off decades ago. They aren't perfectly accurate, maybe not even close, but MFM! Still needs touch up in areas, and maybe a few more blobs. The brown is gloss, but it will all be given a dull coat anyway.

by Dave Bailey, on Flickr

Try adding som tan.  I took a few liberties with a D520:

NARSES2

Nice D.520 Stan  :thumbsup: I can see that in Syria
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PR19_Kit

Quote from: NARSES2 on April 09, 2022, 05:39:00 AM

Nice D.520 Stan  :thumbsup: I can see that in Syria


You can?  :-\

I thought it would be in Canada............
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NARSES2

Quote from: PR19_Kit on April 09, 2022, 05:56:59 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on April 09, 2022, 05:39:00 AM

Nice D.520 Stan  :thumbsup: I can see that in Syria


You can?  :-\

I thought it would be in Canada............

Ok, ok. I can see that serving in Syria in that scheme  :rolleyes: ;D
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The cowling is progressing. Mask, paint, mask, paint, mask... Plenty of touch-up expected once all the stripes are done.

Vengeance cowling by Dave Bailey, on Flickr
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I like Vichy schemes, I just don't like the masking required  :-\
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Dizzyfugu

...that's why I love generic decal stripe material.  ;)

zenrat

I like Vichy schemes, I just don't like Vichy France...
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