Author Topic: Gekko's Profiles  (Read 156625 times)

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #625 on: May 25, 2013, 02:18:51 AM »
Oh yeah!!!!
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #626 on: May 25, 2013, 03:26:03 AM »
Great stuff!  :), is it possible to make a Dutch one?

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #627 on: May 25, 2013, 04:18:48 AM »
Great stuff!  :), is it possible to make a Dutch one?

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Thanks Lauhof! Sorry, not at the moment, too many others to get through. I'll put Dutch on the list though.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #628 on: May 25, 2013, 04:19:23 AM »




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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #629 on: May 26, 2013, 06:38:21 AM »
Another Marine, and this one's bagged herself a Saudi F-15SA! In 2014! WTF?



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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #630 on: May 26, 2013, 06:44:15 AM »
Lucky shot?
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #631 on: May 26, 2013, 08:56:05 AM »
Down "in the dirt" and got missed until it was too late?  Down low and out of afterburner to present as low an IR target as possibile, I could see this being a rude surprise for an Eagle driver.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #632 on: May 26, 2013, 10:41:19 AM »
Could have dropped a Paveway on it like that Strike Eagle did to the Iraqi helo in 91.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #633 on: May 26, 2013, 03:39:25 PM »
Beautiful! :D

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #634 on: May 26, 2013, 08:04:58 PM »
Now that last USMC A-7E is gorgeous! :-*

Also, very much like the colouration I was thinking of for the two A-7's for my Royal Australian Marines builds [I've been away from my kits too long; Hasegawa(?) A-7E(?) & TA-7K(?).... Seriously, my brain's a mess! :-\].

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #635 on: May 27, 2013, 07:43:09 AM »
It's tempting to put that USMC scheme on That Most Generic of All Combat Aircraft, the F/A-18E or F.
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #636 on: May 27, 2013, 10:23:35 AM »
It's tempting to put that USMC scheme on That Most Generic of All Combat Aircraft, the F/A-18E or F.
I don't know, I was thinking of putting it on a F/A-14E with F110-GE-432 engines (essential F-14 versions of the -132 fitted to F-16E/F aircraft), a blown windscreen, and some other upgrades from the TOmcat 21 concept.  My other choice would be an AV-8D (British Harrier GR.9 taken out of storage and brought up to AV-8B+ standards) or an enhanced AV-8B+ with the extensions, engine upgrades, and wingtip Sidewinder rails that have been studied.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #637 on: May 27, 2013, 11:20:25 AM »
The Nigerian and the USMC scheme rank highly in the official "Top 10 Most Awesome Camouflage Schemes in the History of Ever"!
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #638 on: May 27, 2013, 06:01:42 PM »
Glad that I've got you all thinking! ;)

Now here's more.................  ;D



On the 20th of January 2014 Captain Jane “Sunshine” Sanchez flew this Corsair, her personal mount, nicknamed “Cricket” into the mouth of hell. VMA-611 Black Seahorses was assigned to assist Israeli Air Force and Special Forces assets in the desperate attempt to rescue Saudi Royal Family members from Jihadist forces that had lead a Coup in Saudi Arabia several days prior.

The hastily created mission was a total disaster. VMA-611 lost a total of 6 Corsairs that day. All victims of MANPADS surface to air missile systems. Captain Sanchez managed to get two Paveway II LGB’s onto a highway overpass that slowed down a convoy of Jihadists trying to get to one of her fellow pilots that had had to eject after his Corsair became a victim of an SA-18.

Sanchez stayed as close as possible to her downed fellow pilot, instigating several strafing runs at Jihadist forces as they closed in on the stricken pilot. In the end though she had to leave as she was nearing bingo fuel. Because of the unusually high amount of extreme manoeuvring during her mission Sanchez ending up running out of fuel before reaching her FOB (Forward Operating Base). She was however able to safely land her Corsair on a nearby highway running to a silent stop with nobody around for hundreds of miles.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #639 on: May 27, 2013, 10:13:48 PM »
Must resist urge to buy A-7s.....must resist!!!!  Those USMC Corsairs are  :-* :-* :-*

They'd fool a lot of people too probably, keep it up  :)

Wish someone would make A-7s in 1/144....
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #640 on: May 28, 2013, 03:19:51 AM »
Beautiful aircraft and back story.  Let me guess, the hastily put together (for a US operation, anyway) rescue operation was Operation Busted Flush?

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #641 on: May 28, 2013, 04:07:44 AM »
Must resist urge to buy A-7s.....must resist!!!!  Those USMC Corsairs are  :-* :-* :-*

They'd fool a lot of people too probably, keep it up  :)

Wish someone would make A-7s in 1/144....


 ;D

Tamiya makes a 1/100th scale Corsair if that helps?

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #642 on: May 28, 2013, 04:16:37 AM »
As I was personalising the grey VMA-611 Corsair that story started to just form in my head out of nowhere. I love it when that happens. Trouble is I now have to go back to the profile before it and change a few things to have the story flow and that will lead to an explanation of how Captain Sanchez managed to shoot down that Saudi F-15!

Plus it gives me a chance to grunge it up a bit. But that will push back the other Marine and Israeli Corsairs that are in the works. Stay tuned!

Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #643 on: May 28, 2013, 05:19:08 PM »
Love 'Cricket'!

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #644 on: June 02, 2013, 03:28:39 PM »
Here's the revised "Cricket"



And an Afghan operator.



Cheers

Richard.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #645 on: June 02, 2013, 05:35:56 PM »
Beautiful!! 8)

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #646 on: June 02, 2013, 06:24:13 PM »
Here's the revised "Cricket"



And an Afghan operator.



Cheers

Richard.


Isn't ironic that the A-7 Corsair would have performed so well in the decade+ of combat in Afghanistan! It's heavy payload, it's endurance and on-station persistency, its slow speed for target ID and engagement!! :-[

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #647 on: June 07, 2013, 02:11:14 AM »


Cheers

Richard.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #648 on: June 09, 2013, 07:38:38 PM »
And now for something completely different! :o



I've been thinking of doing a diorama showing a group of Walkers and Scout Walkers camped after an attack on a Sand people stronghold on Tatooine. The AT-AT's and AT-ST's would be in an appropriate desert type camouflage scheme heavily weathered and covered in sand/rock dust with lots of hydraulic staining etc and various chips and scratches on them from the heavy fighting.

32 years this has been brewing in my head! ??? Anyway this is the initial camo pattern idea. More will follow....................

Thoughts?? 8)

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #649 on: June 10, 2013, 12:13:28 AM »
Fair idea if you want to do it.

At least the idea of camouflage is a sensible concept not taken up by Georgie-boy.
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