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Re: Prototypes G.B. the Rules
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2020, 11:42:05 am »
I believe the vast majority of British armoured vehicles have been similar, usually with no markings at all.

Some variation can be seen where the camouflage standard changes between the development programme and introduction (Some Chieftain prototypes and early variants were in bronze green).

The other alternative I've seen is when export sales are coveted, i.e., Chieftain 900 and Challenger 1 prototypes in sand colours.

Armour only recently seems to have caught up with the idea of special schemes for prototypes, the Boxer variant offered for the British Army's MIV comes to mind.
https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/united-kingdom/news/thales-uk-welcomes-announcement-miv-dvd18
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Re: Prototypes G.B. the Rules
« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2020, 11:55:28 am »

Armour only recently seems to have caught up with the idea of special schemes for prototypes, the Boxer variant offered for the British Army's MIV comes to mind.
https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/united-kingdom/news/thales-uk-welcomes-announcement-miv-dvd18


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Re: Prototypes G.B. the Rules
« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2020, 04:08:25 pm »
Private Ventures painted in a company's own concept of camouflage etc.,
is always a possibility. Prototypes don't have to be government projects.



The Tucker Combat Car is a good example of a private venture.
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Re: Prototypes G.B. the Rules
« Reply #48 on: June 26, 2020, 02:08:54 am »

Armour only recently seems to have caught up with the idea of special schemes for prototypes, the Boxer variant offered for the British Army's MIV comes to mind.
https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/united-kingdom/news/thales-uk-welcomes-announcement-miv-dvd18


In WhiffWorld such things could have happened a lot earlier of course, we're not hidebound by the mere passage of time...……………..

That actually corresponds somewhat with the prototype scheme I was thinking about for the aircraft I will be building.  Highlighting the fact that it was a British manufacturer by slapping a big Union Flag on it.
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Re: Prototypes G.B. the Rules
« Reply #49 on: June 26, 2020, 02:13:01 am »

Armour only recently seems to have caught up with the idea of special schemes for prototypes, the Boxer variant offered for the British Army's MIV comes to mind.
https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/united-kingdom/news/thales-uk-welcomes-announcement-miv-dvd18


In WhiffWorld such things could have happened a lot earlier of course, we're not hidebound by the mere passage of time...……………..

That actually corresponds somewhat with the prototype scheme I was thinking about for the aircraft I will be building.  Highlighting the fact that it was a British manufacturer by slapping a big Union Flag on it.

inspired by (but undoubtedly better quality than) the naff paint scheme applied at no small cost to the taxpayer (cos it was the most important thing to get done right now) to the BojoJet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpRkX9Gv9FM.
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Re: Prototypes G.B. the Rules
« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2020, 02:39:13 am »

inspired by (but undoubtedly better quality) the naff paint scheme applied at no small cost to the taxpayer (cos it was the most important thing to get done right now) to the BojoJet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpRkX9Gv9FM.


I quite like that scheme, much better than the red fuselage sketch that was doing the rounds earlier.

I don't agree about it actually being done though, especially at a time like this!  :banghead:

I can see TwoSix working on a decal sheet of that for the Revell A330 already.  ;D

And if they don't, I will!  ;)
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Re: Prototypes G.B. the Rules
« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2020, 03:25:14 am »

Armour only recently seems to have caught up with the idea of special schemes for prototypes, the Boxer variant offered for the British Army's MIV comes to mind.
https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/united-kingdom/news/thales-uk-welcomes-announcement-miv-dvd18


In WhiffWorld such things could have happened a lot earlier of course, we're not hidebound by the mere passage of time...……………..

That actually corresponds somewhat with the prototype scheme I was thinking about for the aircraft I will be building.  Highlighting the fact that it was a British manufacturer by slapping a big Union Flag on it.

inspired by (but undoubtedly better quality than) the naff paint scheme applied at no small cost to the taxpayer (cos it was the most important thing to get done right now) to the BojoJet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpRkX9Gv9FM.

I hadn't seen that.
As usual, a government spending on the important things - themselves...
Mine will be more 1950s..
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Re: Prototypes G.B. the Rules
« Reply #52 on: June 26, 2020, 05:46:14 am »



inspired by (but undoubtedly better quality than) the naff paint scheme applied at no small cost to the taxpayer (cos it was the most important thing to get done right now) to the BojoJet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpRkX9Gv9FM.

I think Boris' ambitions outdid mine on this one .....although my plane would've been bigger in the RW  ;D

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=45495.msg816206#msg816206
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