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Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #600 on: May 07, 2013, 01:04:26 AM »


Cheers

Richard.

Offline elmayerle

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #601 on: May 07, 2013, 02:03:06 AM »
Beautiful Crusader.  I'm looking forward to your 1/72 A-7 sheet, I've got a couple kits awaiting it.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #602 on: May 07, 2013, 02:32:51 AM »
Buggering Hell!! ;D

Now I am going to have to build up a stash of Crusaders to go with the Corsairs!!

These are all absolutely stunning Richard.  I can't wait for the decal sheet.

Cheers

Mark

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #603 on: May 07, 2013, 10:15:47 AM »
Crusader! Just remember, when you're out of F-8s, you're out of fighters....
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Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #604 on: May 07, 2013, 06:52:09 PM »
Thanks guys! Just so you know, the decal sheet will be 48th and 72nd scales on the same sheet. It will be A4 in size and chock full of low-vis "What if?" markings. The markings will primarily be for the A-7E Corsair, A-4F Skyhawk and possibly F-8 Crusader depending on space. I'm currently trying to make it as modular as possible for the greatest level of individual design possibilities. You'll see what I mean with the next profile I upload which will give you a pretty good idea of what you'll be able to do with the sheet just for the Royal Navy examples alone, not to mention the other nations that are coming in profile form.

Keep in mind that whilst I have shown A-7, F-8 and A-4 profiles here, there's no reason why one couldn't use these markings on an F-35, F-16, F-15, F-14, A-6 etc. Your own imagination will be your limiting factor. But with the plethora of "What if?" creators around these days the sky's the limit.

I myself intend re-creating some of the HMS Hermes A-7E strike wing on a carrier diorama showing the variations in camouflage schemes and squadron markings used on these missions. Imagine four Hasegawa A-7E Corsairs with their wings folded displaying various weapon loadouts and in varying stages of weathering. The desert schemes in particular would have suffered badly under the conditions they operated under showing a lot of chipping revealing the colour underneath!

All I need is a shark mouth and nose art! ;)

Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #605 on: May 07, 2013, 07:50:54 PM »


Cheers

Richard.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2013, 03:51:31 AM by Gekko1 »

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #606 on: May 08, 2013, 01:48:53 AM »
In the wise words of Christina Aguilera:
"And it keeps gettin' better!"

 :)
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Moritz

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #607 on: May 08, 2013, 09:49:08 AM »
Am I the only one wondering how long it would take before someone starts asking for a F-8 analogue to the Sea Harrier FA.2?   ;D
Forget about his bow and arrows- why wait until that sparrow has done his deed when I can just bury him right now 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing why he wants to have his way with the cock robin!?

Offline elmayerle

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #608 on: May 08, 2013, 12:25:05 PM »
You really know how to tempt me.  I've got a 1/48 F-4J that I haven't decided on a scheme for; your sheet will help with that, I suspect.

Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #609 on: May 09, 2013, 03:50:07 AM »
Glad you guys are liking these, I sure am!







Cheers

Richard.

Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #610 on: May 09, 2013, 07:11:00 AM »
And Richard is on a roll.  (sounds of the crowd happily cheering distinctly heard)
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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #611 on: May 09, 2013, 11:23:42 AM »
I really like that dark one, reminds me of the new USMC AV-8B scheme... which reminded me of the 1982 falklands harrier scheme... full circle!!  :D
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Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #612 on: May 10, 2013, 06:17:01 AM »
Thanks guys! :)

Now, I need some feedback here. Do you prefer the original squadron fin design as seen here.....



or the new design here??





Cheers

Richard.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #613 on: May 10, 2013, 06:35:25 AM »
MUST...BE...BUILT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now who has 100 spare A-7s in their stash?  Greg?

I'd love Fritzi and Far148 take a crack at some of 'em  ;)
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Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #614 on: May 11, 2013, 12:01:38 AM »
Design 1
« Last Edit: May 11, 2013, 12:26:59 AM by Daryl J. »
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Offline elmayerle

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #615 on: May 11, 2013, 01:39:52 AM »
Design 1.  Design 2 looks more appropriate for a dedicated "show bird".

Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #616 on: May 11, 2013, 01:48:40 AM »
These SLUFs are epically good!!!

Quite like the new design myself. Nothing wrong with showy. Esprit de Corps and all that!

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #617 on: May 11, 2013, 08:27:33 AM »
All of em work with their camo but the high-vis one certainly isn't for combat but makes a nice CAG bird!  USN always has one full color aircraft per squadron, roundels and all.  Maybe try that for the blue tail bird?
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Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #618 on: May 14, 2013, 07:26:58 AM »
Thanks guys. There seems to be a pretty even split with regards to these fin designs so I'll try and work out a way to include both.

Cliffy B, there has been a precedent set in 'the real world' with regards to combat aircraft flying with bright coloured fins. VA-153 flying the A-4C over Vietnam in early 1965 with similar type markings. Though you'd never catch be in such a hi-vis jet in combat!

Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #619 on: May 20, 2013, 07:53:52 AM »


Cheers

Richard.

Offline Matt Wiser

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #620 on: May 20, 2013, 08:59:54 AM »
A Marine SLUF? Heresy! Seriously, good job on the artwork !
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #621 on: May 21, 2013, 12:53:28 AM »
Great stuff!

Offline elmayerle

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #622 on: May 21, 2013, 01:19:54 AM »
A-7E+ = A-7E re-engined with F110?  If so, dry or with reheat?

She's a beauty, though.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #623 on: May 21, 2013, 04:29:55 PM »
A number of those A-7 schemes particular favorites.  Tan/Blue and Tan/Brown and Gray/White/OD  :)

Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #624 on: May 24, 2013, 07:24:57 AM »


Cheers

Richard