The aircraft in question has low vis roundels on top of the normal ones, and white codes and serial on the tail and fuselage rather than black. Rather than being an interim step between normal wraparound and ARTF, I'm pretty sure this was the result of stripping the gulf war pink scheme - it was seen during in 92/93 looking pretty worn and then in wraparound with lots of bits of pink evident, especially around panel lines. See here:
Coincidentally it looked very similar when the ARTF grey was stripped after the Bosnia deployment:
Thunderbird One nose art still evident there!
Looking at the sheet, there is no specific date given for the scheme illustrated, which is a bit poor, but I'd say it was the post-Gulf version rather than post-Bosnia. You'll still need to add a few pink lines in various places, certainly wouldn't be as pristine as shown on the MA sheet.
Well thanks for that link- really good stuff there!
Its the "EB" aircraft I really wanted to do- but its those tail codes..
You know- after trawling through Airliners this morning- I found the following picture of the underside of a jag. I am finally convinced in my own mind- the fuselage the way it is portrayed by Hasegawa- can be likened to the body of a 15 year old girl- while the true aircraft would be a woman in her thirties- i.e, both have the same bits, but the older one is a lot better developed- and more appealing too..! I also accused the Airfix kit of the same problem- I really hope the new Asian kit (if it IS a Jag) will not be using the same set of drawings?
Also, the Hasegawa jag lower fuselage is parallel from the gun outlet troughs right back to the front of the main gear bays- in truth- this pic shows the gentle but obvious taper in that area. I also think the nose is a little bit too pointy- slightly too long maybe..
Edited by Mentalguru, 23 March 2008 - 11:05 AM.