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Basilisk last won the day on November 1 2015

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  1. Nice to see a RMAF RF-5E in this GB But I think your aircraft shows the RF-5E as it was in service with the RMAF during the 1990s as you used the square national marking and the No.12 Squadron marking when all F-5s got combined into No.12 Squadron. RMAF roundel development are very confusing. officially they used the square roundel until 1982 and from then on the round roundel. But there was a period from the early 1990s to the end of the 1990s when the square marking was used again! The RF-5Es had been delivered with round roundels as can be seen in this 1983 picture prior delivery. And here a picture I took in 1986 in No.11 Squadron markings And another picture in 1996 with the square roundels in No.12 squadron marking. The Hawks and MiG-29 had been delivered with square roundels during the mid 1990s. But the Hornets carried round roundels when delivered in 1997 and most aircraft slowly converted back to round roundels since then, but the RF-5Es kept the square roundels until retirement. Cheers, Peter
  2. Exactly my point - a lot of old stuff was still around which was gone 10 years later, giving a much larger choice as much more disappeared than was introduced. So what does makes it interesting to you? Isn't the colour scheme a big part in making a model interesting as most of us choose models with unique schemes or markings? Cheers, Peter
  3. If you like any colour as long as it is grey with some exceptions of some anniversary special markings. Sure, some interesting types had been commissioned with some Asian Air Forces but also a lots ended up scraped as well. The 1990s on the other hand had a huge type diversity of aircraft in colourfull paint schemes as can be seen on this pictures I took during that time. Cheers, Peter
  4. Coming along nicely. When it comes to RAAF Butterworth Mirages, there was a huge variety in camouflage patterns. I did visit Butterworth several time in the mid 80s and following pictures make your choice a bit more challenging A3-81 in standard camo A3-97 in standard camo A3-7 in clean light grey A3-45 in weathered light grey A3-17 in dark grey And now the interesting stuff. A3-25 A3-54 A3-60 A3-99 Cheers, Peter
  5. My sincere apology for being such a bad host for the last month of this GB, but due to an unexpected work related overseas trip for most of August, I was unable to contribute. I finally found some time to set up the poll so that everyone can vote for their favored build. The poll will be open until 29 September. It was great to see upon my return that 24 builds made it into the Gallery - and what terrific builds they are. And all who couldn't finish their builds, I hope you will get the opportunity to complete what you started. Cheers, Peter
  6. Finished the detail painting and weathering on all the internal parts. Rudder and stick. Seat. I then checked how the three IPs looked within the pit. From left to right: Eduard plastic with decals, Eduard PE and Yahu The decal version kind of looks best on the picture, but I decided to use the Yahu IP as it is more to scale and the decal panel just has a bit too much of a "pop" effect for my liking. And with the fuselage half. The cockpit is the kit cockpit with the Barracuda seat, Yahu IP and some scratch building. The radiator is done too. The front part is the Barracuda replacement. And the wheel wells are now aged with various colour shades. The Fuselage can now be closed off Cheers, Peter
  7. Finished the cockpit insert with the seat and Yahu lower IP in place. The decal worked well on the right hand side panel. Also placed some Airscale dials on both side panel. Cheers, Peter
  8. Yes it looks that way as the nose stripe doesn't match up with the opposite side. The others don't look too bad. But the picture is of rather poor definition and the stripe borders are not too clear - back to speculations Cheers, Peter
  9. Coming along nicely. What colour did you use for the cockpit? An interior green would maybe look more appropriate. Curtiss used Yellow Zincromate with black mixed in, giving a greenish look. Cheers, Peter
  10. Great outcome . A pity about the silvering on some of the decals. Did you apply them over a gloss finish? Cheers, Peter
  11. Very nice and tidy build Cheers, Peter
  12. Coming along nicely. Cheers, Peter
  13. A great choice with some nice resin stuff thrown in the build I hope you can pull it of to finish it in five weeks. Cheers, Peter
  14. Looks like a popular choice and looks great with an aggressive bite. Cheers, Peter
  15. As with the Tempest, I made the same progress on the cockpit on this build. Placing the decals over the 3d plastic parts worked reasonably well adding a bit of variety to the other ways bland looking pit. Cheers, Peter
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