Just thinking out loud here, does anyone know if the markings on the aussie hercs and c17's are the same size? ie do they use the same painting templates on both? The idea behind this is whether or not I could use 1/144 RNZAF herc markings on the revell c17 I have for the anzac whif GB. Another thought was get an sh60 of some description and do it in seasprite markings... I'm still thinking of kiwi f16's or hornets though.... Too many ideas, not enough time and money to make them come true...
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People look at me funny when I say I own "Fifty shades of Grey". FS36118, FS36270, FS36375.....
This could be an object lesson in the use of Blutac.
It might simply be the type of flat enamel - Revell 57 (FS36270) - that encourages 'bleeding' of the Blutac's carrier. Plainly seen is the darker areas where I'd masked.
I used Rev 57 as a base colour. Looking at it all-in-one I reckon I can darken it a bit with FS36118, as a scale effect. Full 36118 would be way too dark.
Dark green is Hu116 lightened about 30%, then diluted w/ light grey and misted on to break up the uniformity.
The FS34102 green is a rough mix of some spray bomb satin black and yellow, if I had to guess it would be about 6:1 yellow/black.
I did forget my usual addition of gloss clear to the paint mix, 50/50 paint to clear before thinning. I'll do that on the touch-up phase. It should reduce the Blutac smears.
The pattern's taken from the official A-4K scheme I've had on file since TTS days, adapted here 'n there to fit. Previous experience w/ tricky patterns prepared me for the work ahead. It won't be a quick process.
p.s. The fixed rear canopy part disappeared in to the Big Ether yrs ago. I'll try to heat-smash s/thing decent for a replacement. But, if anybody has a spare in 1/72nd laying around the parts bin and don't need it I'd be most grateful.
There are two types of aircraft: fighters and targets
On the bench:
Esci A-1H, I.D. Models 1/72 Andover vac, Hasegawa 1/72 F-15D
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Would "What if the war hadn't finished in 1945" qualify for this? What if the RNZAF had gone on to get Hellcats, Bearcats, F4U-4 (-7) Corsairs, Skyraiders or if the XP-71(?) Bubbletop Kittyhawk had gone into production? Or our Mustangs and Mosquitos had gone into combat? Early jets as RNZAF aircraft in combat camo & markings?
My preference - WW2 RNZAF & Pacific Theatre, Allied & Axis, ETO, Mediterranean, AFV & figures
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In the original WWII lend lease arrangement saw the Americans leasing British Bases. In the modern form of lend lease you suggest I have to wonder what exactly the United States could lease from us here in NZ?
citylimits wrote: In the original WWII lend lease arrangement saw the Americans leasing British Bases. In the modern form of lend lease you suggest I have to wonder what exactly the United States could lease from us here in NZ?
How about use of our airspace, and airports etc for their supplies being sent to McMurdo Station? I'm sure thats worth a few Abrams or F-18s
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.