Author Topic: Gekko's Profiles  (Read 156612 times)

Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #475 on: January 04, 2013, 11:29:39 AM »
Richard,
I'm on an incredibly tight budget compared to the previous decade or so and instantly thought a masking for the entire paint scheme would be very costly.  By the same token, masks for just the main markings would be, in my uneducated mind, significantly less pricey.

  No, I was thinking masks for the markings as I prefer painting them on as opposed to decals.   

Hope that clears it up as much as mud.   ;D
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #476 on: January 05, 2013, 01:35:13 AM »
is that called the Cactus or the Prickly Pear scheme ?? :)

lol. I was thinking more splinter on steroids!  ;D

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #477 on: January 05, 2013, 01:39:04 AM »
Richard,
I'm on an incredibly tight budget compared to the previous decade or so and instantly thought a masking for the entire paint scheme would be very costly.  By the same token, masks for just the main markings would be, in my uneducated mind, significantly less pricey.

  No, I was thinking masks for the markings as I prefer painting them on as opposed to decals.   

Hope that clears it up as much as mud.   ;D

Ah right! I see the confusion now. The masks I'll be doing will be for the markings only and will come with a full set of views of the camouflage scheme and will be significantly cheaper than decals.  8)

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #478 on: January 13, 2013, 12:22:01 PM »


Cheers

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #479 on: January 13, 2013, 12:23:08 PM »
Oh yeah!!! :)
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #480 on: January 14, 2013, 09:15:30 AM »
Wow.. the PNG Phantom looks ace.


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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #481 on: January 16, 2013, 09:29:53 AM »
I really like the additional color on the fin tip along with the camo  :-*
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #482 on: January 20, 2013, 03:29:24 PM »
Republique du Cameroun camo is great at distracting the eye.   :)

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #483 on: March 31, 2013, 02:39:59 AM »
Hi guys, well what might have been if the Australian Government had kept its Fleet Air Arm and upgraded the Skyhawk in a similar way to how the RNZAF did? New radar, GPS equipped and laser designator capable. Also, what might of camouflage schemes looked like for the upgraded Skyhawks, called A-4G+ in this case?

I’ll consider both air superiority and ground hugging camouflage schemes in this study. The Air Superiority schemes speak for themselves. The low level schemes take into account the effects of the Su-27 Flanker family’s arrival in the Asia Pacific region.

In my version of this “What if?” reality there is no such thing as ‘budgets’ so many experiments are/were carried out. Plus the many exercises partaken in across the country and abroad and the camouflage schemes applied for them.

This should be interesting. Let me know what you think and don’t hesitate to offer possible camouflage/markings ideas!


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Offline Geist

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #484 on: March 31, 2013, 02:57:15 AM »
I like it. It fits with the A4 shape. :)
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #485 on: March 31, 2013, 03:43:40 AM »
Love it! :)
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Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #486 on: March 31, 2013, 04:28:59 AM »
It's in complete harmony with the A-4 shape.
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #487 on: March 31, 2013, 07:44:34 AM »
Very nice. I once toyed with a Whiff of the RAN reacquiring a carrier capability after East Timor. Part of the way they did it was to buy (back) the surplus Kiwi Skyhawks to use as a lead in trainer to surplus Sea Harriers. This is what they would look like!

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #488 on: March 31, 2013, 08:26:09 AM »
I can already see the A-4 being armed with ASRAAM for the occasion......  :)
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #489 on: March 31, 2013, 08:52:16 AM »
Killer A-4X with updated AESA radar, ASRAAM, CUDA, Brimstone, HMD, F414...
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #490 on: March 31, 2013, 11:03:13 AM »
Good work! Skyhawks (and Intruders) forever!
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Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #491 on: March 31, 2013, 11:15:01 PM »
Thanks guys. OK, here we have a low level type camo aimed at trying to survive in an Su-27 family heavy environment. In other words..........LOW level!


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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #492 on: March 31, 2013, 11:31:37 PM »
Very cool......

Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #493 on: March 31, 2013, 11:34:51 PM »
 :)
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #494 on: April 01, 2013, 01:47:39 AM »
Sweet monkey jesus!  MORE MORE MORE!!

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #495 on: April 01, 2013, 01:56:23 AM »
That one is pretty.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #496 on: April 01, 2013, 02:38:49 AM »
Four color cammo !
You have that A-4 wearing its combat best  :)

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #497 on: April 01, 2013, 03:51:50 AM »
All she needs is some ordnance!!!  Great job man  8)
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #498 on: April 01, 2013, 04:37:21 AM »
Sweet monkey jesus!  MORE MORE MORE!!

Quick!!! Someone tie him down...
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #499 on: April 01, 2013, 05:12:02 AM »
Both those Skyhawks are beautiful!!  I could see the RAAF capitalizing on SIngapore's experience and expertise and re-engining their Skyhawks with either F404's or F414's in a dry form.  Add a bypass/core flow mixer in the exhaust pipe and you'd have a distinctly low IR signature, too.