Author Topic: Gekko's Profiles  (Read 156616 times)

Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #650 on: June 10, 2013, 12:26:15 AM »
That's unexpected!  ;D.  I like it. :) :D
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #651 on: June 10, 2013, 03:01:36 AM »
Cool!
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #652 on: June 13, 2013, 02:57:34 AM »


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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #653 on: June 13, 2013, 04:25:38 AM »


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Hello Richard,

At long last and definitely worth the wait!  :D  Thanks!  :)  It looks so right; too bad it never was!  ???  Say, I was wonderting if you could make an Israeli AT-AT?  Can you imagine one of these coming at you in the Sinai during the Six Day War?  Yikes!  :o

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #654 on: June 13, 2013, 05:35:03 AM »
Go for that Tatooine diorama! The sand camo scheme is great  :)
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #655 on: June 14, 2013, 01:08:47 AM »
Say, I was wonderting if you could make an Israeli AT-AT? 

No, mixing Star Wars with 'real world' is too much even for me. ???

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #656 on: June 14, 2013, 03:26:26 AM »
Say, I was wonderting if you could make an Israeli AT-AT? 

No, mixing Star Wars with 'real world' is too much even for me. ???

LOL.  Okay Richard, I guess every profiler has his limits :)  At any rate, thanks for doing the Israeli A-7.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #657 on: June 15, 2013, 06:35:26 AM »
Love the upper/lower dichotomy of the Israeli SLUF!

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #658 on: June 16, 2013, 04:19:39 AM »
Thanks guys!

A fellow modeller gave me this idea based on "Dazzle" camouflage of WWI.



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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #659 on: June 16, 2013, 04:50:53 AM »
That would look great in greens...maybe for Endor?
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #660 on: June 16, 2013, 10:11:09 AM »
The 'Dazzle' scheme really does work to break up the outline  :)  Agreed that this'd look good in green but I'm hoping for the Tatooine diorama.
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #661 on: June 16, 2013, 10:02:41 PM »
Hmmmmm?? How would it look in greens.....................................



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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #662 on: June 16, 2013, 11:23:08 PM »
Sorry for the hijack but I could not resist.

Toronto, Ontario was recently attacked by some AT-AT's from some unknown planet / Government:



Source: http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/toronto-couple-s-star-wars-wedding-photo-goes-viral-1.1326627
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #663 on: June 17, 2013, 02:30:04 AM »
Hmmmmm?? How would it look in greens.....................................


Damn fine!
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #664 on: June 18, 2013, 12:11:34 AM »
Here's another desert scheme.



And with a bit of blue added.



Not sure if the blue works though. Thoughts?

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #665 on: June 18, 2013, 04:31:37 AM »
Sorry for the hijack but I could not resist.

Toronto, Ontario was recently attacked by some AT-AT's from some unknown planet / Government:



Source: http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/toronto-couple-s-star-wars-wedding-photo-goes-viral-1.1326627


LOL!  :D  Love it.  Reminds me of "War of the Worlds"....

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #666 on: June 18, 2013, 02:36:59 PM »

Not sure if the blue works though. Thoughts?


To be honest, I don't think it does.
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #667 on: June 19, 2013, 10:38:09 AM »
Sorry for the hijack but I could not resist.

Toronto, Ontario was recently attacked by some AT-AT's from some unknown planet / Government:



Source: http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/toronto-couple-s-star-wars-wedding-photo-goes-viral-1.1326627


LOL!  :D  Love it.  Reminds me of "War of the Worlds"....

Wait until they meet "Bridezilla"......
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #668 on: June 20, 2013, 02:40:39 AM »


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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #669 on: June 21, 2013, 08:31:22 AM »
Sorry for the hijack but I could not resist.

Toronto, Ontario was recently attacked by some AT-AT's from some unknown planet / Government...


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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #670 on: June 29, 2013, 05:06:27 AM »
Here's some revisions/changes as I decide where to go with these...................







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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #671 on: June 29, 2013, 05:09:26 AM »
The blue really sets the first one off. :)
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #672 on: July 01, 2013, 05:04:30 AM »
OK guys the following profiles are not going to be terribly new to you, they are just adjustments I am making to the final profile that will be grouped to go on the decal sheet(s). So basically I'm just finalising stuff.

First off the Squadron Commanders mount for King Neptune Squadron. I had a lot of trouble deciding on what exact shade of blue to use. The initial blue I picked was just too bright, the second choice didn't sit well with me either. This version I'm happy with though. The two lighter colours will need to be added by the modeller before the black decal is applied over the top as I'm trying to keep the number of colours on the decal sheet as low as possible. This may distress some modellers due to its complexity however I will be demonstrating how to do it on my build of this particular jet as soon as the decal sheet is available.


Here is 871 Squadron's Commanders mount still designated 771 Squadron here. The modeller will have to mask and paint the stripes on the fin and behind the cockpit but I don't see that as being any more difficult than painting D-Day stripes on say a Spitfire, so most modellers I'm sure could handle it.


Another 871 Squadron Corsair with the addition of a giant bee on the spine.


An 890 Squadron Corsair that has seen some action over the Falklands.


Another Falklands veteran, the same as in the previous post but with the date fixed. It has bombed 2 Macchi jets at Port Stanley.


Operation Sahara Ball was the Hermes Attack Wings first venture into combat operations as a Corsair only combat Carrier. 771 Squadron was redesignated 871 Squadron after this brief conflict and brought into front line status. This particular Corsair has destroyed an Su-25 Frogfoot.


This time an 892 Squadron mount which had destroyed two MiG-23's and a MiG-17 during the opening stages of Operation Sahara Ball.


Various camouflage experiments were permitted during combat operations during Sahara Ball, this was one of the 890 Squadron variants that proved to be highly successful. This particular machine (Catelinn) shot down a MiG-23 that had just taken off and was climbing to attack the first wave of Corsairs as they closed in on their various targets. It was the first ever engagement between a Corsair and MiG-23 recorded.


More to come, hope you like them.

Cheers

Richard.

Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #673 on: July 01, 2013, 06:52:21 AM »
Red stamp Approved.
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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #674 on: July 02, 2013, 04:56:01 AM »
Really beautiful Richard!

Any idea when the decal sheet will be available?

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