Poll

What is your favorite TA-4K+ camouflage/ markings scheme?

1. Green/ grey one
7 (10.8%)
2. Green/ grey 2 fern fin
6 (9.2%)
3. FS.35237/36320 scheme fern fin
6 (9.2%)
4. Ghost scheme
7 (10.8%)
5. Reverse Ghost
8 (12.3%)
6. 'Tomcat scheme' bi-colour' fern
7 (10.8%)
7. 'Tomcat scheme' dark fern
3 (4.6%)
8. Dolphin scheme
16 (24.6%)
9. Green/ grey 'bi-colour' fern
2 (3.1%)
10. Green/ grey light fern
3 (4.6%)

Total Members Voted: 29

Author Topic: Gekko1's RNZAF TA-4K+ Camouflage/Markings Scheme Poll  (Read 18266 times)

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Gekko1's RNZAF TA-4K+ Camouflage/Markings Scheme Poll
« on: December 11, 2011, 11:53:22 PM »
Poll for RNZAF Decal Options - split off from Richard's profiles thread.

Note that I have kept all the original votes.

Regards,

Greg
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Re: Gekko1's RNZAF TA-4K+ Camouflage/Markings Scheme Poll
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 01:23:25 PM »
Hi guys, a bit of a break in uploading all of my old stuff. Today you are the first to see the beginnings of my next decal sheet release. The sheet will be a mix of 'real world' and 'what if'. It will be for RNZAF A-4K/TA-4K Skyhawks. The 'real world' element will have them as they were on their very last day in the RNZAF, and by contrast the 'what if' element will have the future development of the A-4K/TA-4K in the NZAF on into the future prior to and inclusive of their follow on fighter.

The all green scheme has gone. This was because like most Air Forces of the day, they need a camouflage scheme that will best suit all environments, terrains and countries. Grays were picked as the best compromise. The Skyhawks have also been updated to be able to handle all of the latest developments in weaponry. You'll notice a GPS dome behind the cockpit for example. The A-4K+ and TA-4K+ Kahu's are capable of using all the various weapons of the ANZUS alliance and NATO forces.

Now, as you read this YOU are a member of the New Zealand Air Force and your job is to help decide what scheme(s) will suit the camouflage needs of your Fighter Wing on into the future. Currently several different grey combinations are being trialed and as an 'air fighter camouflage and concealment expert' it is your job to advise what scheme(s) to use!

Remember the main factor here is to HAVE FUN and think in terms of a model that you'd like to build and decal with THAT camouflage/markings scheme on it. (keep in mind that you could also use the same decals for any of the current fighter aircraft too!)

So far I've only done No.2 Squadron TA-4K+'s. I'm currently working on No.75 Squadron A-4K+ Kahu's but was curious as to what you guys thought, which may or may not influence me as I go forward with additional schemes/markings developments. I've numbered them 1 to 10 and will create a poll so you can vote on your favorites.

Thanks!

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Cheers

Richard.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2012, 01:33:05 PM by Gekko1 »

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Re: Gekko1's RNZAF TA-4K+ Camouflage/Markings Scheme Poll
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 05:50:32 PM »
Decisions, decisions...
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Re: Gekko1's RNZAF TA-4K+ Camouflage/Markings Scheme Poll
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 08:50:17 PM »
Some really nice looks there Richard.

Regards,

John
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Re: Gekko1's RNZAF TA-4K+ Camouflage/Markings Scheme Poll
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 10:38:04 PM »
1-Want decals now!  ;)
2-Love all the schemes, voting was tough
3-(and this is my very humble opinion) not a big fan of Kiwi only for national markings. I like my roundels!  However, that will not be a deal breaker in buying your next sheets, Richard! :D

Re: Gekko1's RNZAF TA-4K+ Camouflage/Markings Scheme Poll
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012, 12:38:21 AM »
Reverse Ghost for me but they all have their charm!

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Re: Gekko1's RNZAF TA-4K+ Camouflage/Markings Scheme Poll
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 09:45:45 AM »
I like roundels too but, IMHO, those stand-along lo-viz Kiwis are sharp!
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Re: Gekko1's RNZAF TA-4K+ Camouflage/Markings Scheme Poll
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 10:47:33 AM »
Thanks for your responses so far guys. It's funny how when I do profiles I occasionally have an 'accident'. The Reverse Ghost is one such accident. But as soon as it happened I immediately liked it!

I'm curious about people's preference for the RNZAF roundel compared to just the Kiwi on its own. So I can understand better what you guys would prefer, what is it about a roundel that you like so much?

I figured the Dolphin scheme would be popular. That scheme took me the longest to get right. I was playing around with that one for three days! There is another one, very similar to the F-16 that I'll put up at a later date.

Cheers

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Re: Gekko1's RNZAF TA-4K+ Camouflage/Markings Scheme Poll
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2012, 11:22:16 AM »
I'm curious about people's preference for the RNZAF roundel compared to just the Kiwi on its own. So I can understand better what you guys would prefer, what is it about a roundel that you like so much?

To me it looks like something that was 'zapped' instead of something more 'official'.  Also seems to get lost amongst squadron/maint stencils.  I feel the same about the Australians doing it. 

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Re: Gekko1's RNZAF TA-4K+ Camouflage/Markings Scheme Poll
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012, 02:17:51 AM »
OK guys, here's the A-4K Kahu+ single seaters of No. 75 Squadron. Let me know what you think.
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Cheers

Richard.

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Re: Gekko1's RNZAF TA-4K+ Camouflage/Markings Scheme Poll
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2012, 02:28:21 AM »
3 and 8 from the second batch.   :-*

Re: Gekko1's RNZAF TA-4K+ Camouflage/Markings Scheme Poll
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2012, 07:59:35 PM »
^ I concur with my esteemed colleague.   :-*