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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Vigilante S.1 RAF
« Reply #2130 on: July 13, 2019, 06:52:24 am »
Why does the Vigilante tend to look such a "natural" in RAF colours ? Particularly anti-flash white and low viz roundels.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Vigilante S.1 RAF
« Reply #2131 on: July 13, 2019, 08:40:53 am »

Why does the Vigilante tend to look such a "natural" in RAF colours ? Particularly anti-flash white and low viz roundels.


Because it looks like a 'slim line' TSR2?  ;)
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Vigilante S.1 RAF
« Reply #2132 on: July 13, 2019, 10:03:00 am »

Why does the Vigilante tend to look such a "natural" in RAF colours ? Particularly anti-flash white and low viz roundels.


Because it looks like a 'slim line' TSR2?  ;)

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Vigilante S.1 RAF
« Reply #2133 on: July 13, 2019, 12:01:48 pm »
Lovely work  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Vigilante S.1 RAF
« Reply #2134 on: July 13, 2019, 03:15:49 pm »

Lovely stuff - if only somebody made a kit of a humpless Vigi!


1000% agreement there H!  :thumbsup:

Or a resin conversion? It's so darned obvious I can't imagine why it hasn't been done.  :banghead:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Vigilante S.1 RAF
« Reply #2135 on: July 13, 2019, 07:03:00 pm »

Lovely stuff - if only somebody made a kit of a humpless Vigi!


1000% agreement there H!  :thumbsup:

Or a resin conversion? It's so darned obvious I can't imagine why it hasn't been done.  :banghead:

It's been done in 1/48th: http://acc.kitreview.com/cec48493reviewbg_1.htm Substantial amount of resin at a substantial price though.

Looking it up, there were two A-5A kits back in the day:

Revell did a box-scale one (about 1/82nd) that was last out in 1983 in the US and Europe, and in the 1990s in a Revell/Lodela box for the Mexican market.

Monogram did one in 1/72nd (with a working bomb bay!) that hasn't been repopped since 1973.

Both kits are old enough to have been called an A3J-1 in their oldest (1959) boxing...

There was also a UPC kit in 1/100th, that's so old it was only ever called the A3J-1, so good luck finding that one!

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Vigilante S.1 RAF
« Reply #2136 on: July 13, 2019, 07:43:21 pm »
Hasagawa also released an RA-5C in 72nd scale but it was last released back in 1977.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Vigilante S.1 RAF
« Reply #2137 on: July 13, 2019, 07:47:27 pm »
Hasagawa also released an RA-5C in 72nd scale but it was last released back in 1977.

There are lots of RA-5C kits (Trumpeter have them out in 1/72nd and 1/48th at the moment), but it's A-5A kits that havn't been new-tooled since 1959.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Vigilante S.1 RAF
« Reply #2138 on: July 14, 2019, 01:52:33 am »
Yeah, we're up to our necks in 'Hump Backs', I've got them from Trumpeter, Airfix, FROG and Hasegawa (the last two being the same moulds).

I had one of the Revell 1/82 'Slim Line' ones too, but I never even saw a Monogram one.  :banghead:
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Re: Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Vigilante S.1 RAF
« Reply #2139 on: July 14, 2019, 03:01:29 am »
Its struck me that the Japanese camo scheme higher up this page on the Phantom (and used on their F-1s) might look good on a Voodoo.  It's close to the usual SEA camo scheme but is different enough to be, ummmm, different.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Vigilante S.1 RAF
« Reply #2140 on: July 14, 2019, 03:21:33 am »
I had a Monogram one many years ago. I loved the spring loaded bomb that you could fire out the back.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Vigilante S.1 RAF
« Reply #2141 on: July 14, 2019, 04:23:06 am »

Why does the Vigilante tend to look such a "natural" in RAF colours ? Particularly anti-flash white and low viz roundels.


Because it looks like a 'slim line' TSR2?  ;)

That's probably it actually Kit.

I had a Monogram one many years ago. I loved the spring loaded bomb that you could fire out the back.  :rolleyes:

That concept absolutely fascinated me as a youngster, probably because I thought the whole idea was slightly rude ?  ;D
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Re: Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Vigilante S.1 RAF
« Reply #2142 on: July 15, 2019, 03:10:24 am »
Its struck me that the Japanese camo scheme higher up this page on the Phantom (and used on their F-1s) might look good on a Voodoo.  It's close to the usual SEA camo scheme but is different enough to be, ummmm, different.

The colors are quite bright, while the pattern itself is the classic SEA scheme. As far as I could find out, the upper tones are FS 34097, 34108 and 30372, and white from below. I have applied the scheme to a Macross VF-1 and used Humbrol 168 (Hemp), a mix of 101 (Mid Green) and a little 76 Uniform Green, for a more bluish hue, and a mix of 108 (WWI Green) with some 252 (RLM 82). Instead of white, I rather used a very light grey (Humbrol 147, FS 36495) for the undersides.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2143 on: July 15, 2019, 03:58:53 am »
Convair Velocity B.1 - No.100 Squadron, RAF Bomber Command, 1965















Now I've definitely done an RAF 'anti-flash white' Hustler before but as this is a new 3D model (by the prolific Veltro2K) I thought I'd do another one knocking up a couple of 'XP' serial numbers decals and also pale ejection triangles only to find I can't them to appear under the small window of the third crew member. Ah, well. No.100 Squadron, alongside No.139 Squadron, were one of the two Victor B.2 squadrons and both were briefly equipped with Blue Steel. BTW I'm open to offers on a more exciting V-Bomber name!


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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Vigilante S.1 RAF
« Reply #2144 on: July 15, 2019, 04:02:20 am »
I DO like the Velocity, it looks terrific in white.  :thumbsup:

And speaking of Blue Steels, would Strike Fighters let a Velocity carry a Blue Steel instead of the big bomb/tank?
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