Author Topic: Gekko's Profiles  (Read 132481 times)

Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko Graphics Store now open!
« Reply #705 on: June 27, 2014, 03:27:54 AM »
Awesome!! Are you going to include more profiles in the future?

Absolutely. As time permits I'll have most of my profiles there, plus any new ones as I do them. Decals too.

Do you have any favourites you'd be interested in seeing?

Cheers

Richard.

Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Gekko Graphics Store now open!
« Reply #706 on: June 27, 2014, 03:35:55 AM »
Awesome!! Are you going to include more profiles in the future?

Absolutely. As time permits I'll have most of my profiles there, plus any new ones as I do them. Decals too.

Do you have any favourites you'd be interested in seeing?

Cheers

Richard.

Too many to list!!  ;D (Need to narrow the list in my head and get back to you) Thank you for asking  :)

I think Phantoms are "safe" from a marketing perspective, they are hella popular. Flankers too  :-* :-* :-* Can't go wrong with either
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #707 on: June 27, 2014, 12:07:28 PM »
Richard, I just noticed you're from Adelaide, dude! :icon_surprised:

We have got to meet! I'm from Littlehampton! I'll be home in October (SAPMA Expo time) if you want to meet up. 8)

As for profiles:

I'd like to see an A-7E, A-7K & a Rafale in a greyed-down green/brown(sand?)/blue scheme for my Royal Australian Marines. ;)
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #708 on: June 28, 2014, 03:06:49 AM »
I know it is an old one but I would seriously love to see you release some decals for PNGDF aircraft…such as this:



In 1/48 scale suitable for the tail of an A-4 and an A-10 would be nice... ;)
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Re: Gekko Graphics Store now open!
« Reply #709 on: June 29, 2014, 01:07:03 AM »
Awesome!! Are you going to include more profiles in the future?


Absolutely. As time permits I'll have most of my profiles there, plus any new ones as I do them. Decals too.

Do you have any favourites you'd be interested in seeing?

Cheers

Richard.


First decal request would be this



And tha Caliphate Flankers (sorry can't find any pictures) but I found these:



Those would be epic. I still regret not snagging Gekko Mig-21 decals when I had the chance  :-[



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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #710 on: September 30, 2015, 05:54:28 AM »
Why do MiG-21s look sooo right in SAAF colours?

You read my mind. Now I have a reason to buy one. Or five.

I've also saved the first two Kiwi F-4Ks because Spey Phantoms + Kiwi roundels =  8)
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #711 on: June 18, 2017, 05:41:23 AM »
They keep coming...

FGR.2's over the Nam.

In June 1966, with the development of the new RR Spey engined F-4 Phantom FGR.Mk 2 under way for the RAF, the USAF made the decision to also purchase at least a squadron’s worth directly ‘off the drawing board’ . This decision was largely based on the supposedly greater performance that would be available with the new engine. On paper, using Speys looked like a great idea, as they were more powerful than the J79s fitted normally, and more fuel-efficient. In reality, these predicted benefits did not translate to real life, and in fact the F-4M (as they were designated in USAF service) were actually poorer performers than the standard J79 powered version. Never-the-less, a purchase is a purchase and the USAF now found themselves with a squadron of F-4Ms.


F-4M Phantom, 10th fighter Commando Squadron, Bien Hoa Air Base, 1967.

These were assigned to 10th Fighter Commando Squadron and sent to Vietnam for a full up combat evaluation. Though successful, the F-4M’s lower performance wasn’t generally liked by the USAF pilots and the aircraft were subsequently turned over to the air force of South Vietnam, which previously had only slow A-1 Skyraider and A-37 Dragonfly attack aircraft. With the step up in performance that this entailed, the South Vietnamese crew couldn’t have been happier.


F-4M Phantom, 1st Fighter Squadron, South Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF), Bien Hoa Air Base, 1973. Seen here in an experimental camouflage scheme seen on several of the 1st's Phantoms.

Sadly, the South Vietnamese F-4Ms only operated for a few years before the country was eventually overrun by the North Vietnamese forces. Ironically, several of the aircraft were captured and used operationally by the NVAF, in particular against Khmer Rouge. In fact, even as late as 1995, it was reported that a few F-4Ms were still in use – they being eventually replaced by Su-27s.


North Vietnamese F-4M Phantom, seen here after being brought back to flying condition following the cannibalisation of several unserviceable VNAF Phantoms, 1976


NVAF F-4M Phantom, 1994, in standard air superiority scheme.

One further interesting twist to this story was the use of the F-4M by both the Polish and Soviet militaries. Several of the F-4Ms left-over post Vietnam War were apparently exported to Poland and Russia for advanced study of US aviation technology. It is reported that both of these countries operated at least one in flying condition – though there is speculation that this may have in fact been the same aircraft.


Polish F/A-4M Phantomski, used for ground attack mission testing, 1976.


Soviet F-4M Phantomski, used in the "Topgunski" role by a Top Secret test unit, 1977.


Hmmm....



Supposedly F-4 Phantom II and a French Mirage III sit under cover behind a Russian Myasishchev M-4 heavy bomber in Russia.  (source)
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Offline M.A.D

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #712 on: June 19, 2017, 07:20:16 AM »
Supposedly F-4 Phantom II and a French Mirage III sit under cover behind a Russian Myasishchev M-4 heavy bomber in Russia.  (source)

Why not!
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Thank's for sharing Greg

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #713 on: June 19, 2017, 10:00:48 PM »
It almost looks as if the Mirage had a Flogger-esque duckbill nose. Which could make an interesting what-if itself.Maybe something for the Pakistanis? They have a huge fleet of Mirage III/Vs with various local modifications.
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #714 on: November 09, 2019, 07:34:20 PM »
Richard/Gekko1, you ever thought of doing Douglas/McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk profiles??😯


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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #715 on: November 10, 2019, 03:08:07 AM »
Richard/Gekko1, you ever thought of doing Douglas/McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk profiles??😯

Err...have you checked out this very thread from Page 33 onwards?
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Offline PantherG

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #716 on: November 17, 2019, 05:11:24 PM »
Nice...  ;)
Only one mistake in text with the Soviet Unions Phantom....
You wrote "Sochiet Union"...  :smiley:

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