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  1. Does anyone have details on the camera installation of the Israeli-modified Gloster Meteor T7's, used during Operation Kadesh? So far, all I have is the picture on page 49 of "Gloster Meteor" by IsraDecal Publications. Thanks in advance Pete57
  2. https://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5_73&products_id=3798 I'd be tempted...but Kora sells it on line at a whopping €66.00!
  3. https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/72nd_aircraft/1-72-dh-venom-fb-mk-4-t12131.html
  4. I'd like to build "White 52" of the Israeli AF, the aircraft that started Operation Kadesh/Musketeer, by shooting down an Egyptian AF Il-14. Unfortunately the DP Casper "Musketeer & Kadesh, October 1956" sheet has only "White 50" and the Isra Decals sheet is next to impossible to find...
  5. Are the parts for the NF Mk 13 included in the NF Mk 11 kit? I don't have the kit yet, but looking at the instruction sheet on CMK's e-shop, the parts 8 and 10 could be the cockpit cooling intakes and the parts 2 and 5 could be the wider air intakes, and given that they are all four crossed out...
  6. Operational in Korea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uERuP0jjce4
  7. Does anyone know the FS 595 equivalent of the medium grey used in the U.S. State Dept. aircraft, in the one-grey-wraparound scheme? Beech 1900D N85516 Beech 1900D N85516 UH-1H And is it the same grey their C-27J's were painted in? TIA Regards. Pete
  8. Hi 72modeller it helps and I have already downloaded the full MIL-STD-2161 in pdf. What I was referring to is just the color of the upper part of ALL the landing gear struts (I've since found out it applies to all the three members, not just the MLG). Check out the following links (F-35B) Wiki MLG Wiki NLG ...and compare the color of the same details in the F-35A... Wiki ...and F-35C rocketumbl.tumblr.com Pete
  9. I've been Google-image searching pic's of various details of the F-35B, in order to accurately build Italeri's 1/72 scale kit. I've noticed that, unlike the F-35A and F-35C, the F-35B's top portion of the main landing gear struts is painted what appears to be a medium/dark (metallic?) grey, instead of the customary gloss white. Can someone cast some light, i.e. FS color? TIA Pete
  10. Kari and Antti, thanks for the quick feedback. Best regards. Pete
  11. Pete57

    TO 1-1-4

    For the records, the TO 1-1-4 has been rescinded by the USAF several years ago (15-20, if memory serves me right), so recent/current color schemes are not covered. Best regards. Pete
  12. Antti, Slightly OT, do you happen to know if the Fouga Magister's were left natural metal or painted a silver varnish instead? TIA. Regards. Pete
  13. I use acrylics only. Lifecolor's UA 144 / FS *33448, labelled French Sandgrey / Camoscio Francese / Chamois Francais / Sand appears, to my Mk1 eyeball, to be reasonably close to the actual color. Regards. Pete
  14. Hi Antti, It does help. Thank you so much. Pete
  15. Is the chamois color used in some of the interior areas of post-WW II French aircraft, like the Fouga Magister, the Atlatique, the Alizee, etc, the same as the WW II color by the same name? And, is it a primer or is it sprayed over some kind of primer? TIA
  16. Hi John, Very true, as a matter of fact, I was referring to the predecessor of the MIL-C-8779 COLOR, whose very first edition's date was May 22, 1963, i.e. over a decade after the X-3's construction began. Also, I don't rule out the possibility Douglas used its own proprietary paint or one of its suppliers' proprietary paint. The Northrop X-4, likewise show non-standard cockpit interior colors, while Bell seems to have stuck to the Medium Green (42 first, and ANA 612, later) they used in their wartime P-39's, P-63's and P-59's. Regards.
  17. Thanks Corsairfoxfouruncle, different pics from the ones I'd saved, but still mighty useful ones. It looks like, with the exception of the Bell Aircraft Co., all the other manufacturer's of X-planes possibly followed non Military Specification's. Sticking to Douglas. the D-558 Skystreak shows, in the color-picture's on the web, a very dark grey or black color, in line with the specs of the time, both on the canopy frame's inside and the seat bulkhead.. The D-558-2, on the other hand, shows also some bluish-grey, not unlike the X-3's, inside the front part of the canopy interior. Perhaps, a copy of the predecessor of the MIL-C-8779 COLOR, INTERIOR, AIRCRAFT, REQUIREMENTS FOR, this, first published on May 22, 1963, would provide an answer, had the Douglas Aircraft Company indeed followed other, non-standard, but approved schemes contained in said publication. Now, if someone had access to the preserved X-3, taking with him/her with a copy of the FS595... Regards. Pete57
  18. @John R. Like I said in my post, I don't have the kit yet, so unfortunately, I cannot give you an opinion. @bentwaters81tfw You're absolutely correct, I saw the whole process in a Youtube video today. What I meant is that there are walkaround pics of the cockpit as seen thru the windows, that being tinted, do not display the actual color. @ bobmig I had already taken screenshots of the Museum's X-3 from that very website. But it doesn't help so far as the actual color is concerned...
  19. Hi, I've got the AZ Models, 1/72 Douglas X-3 model on the way. On the walkaround's, the general, cockpit color appears to be some kind of bluish-grey, even when not viewed thru the (blue tinted?) closed canopy, with Dark Gull Grey FS36231 coming to mind. However, the fact that FS36231 began to be used around 1953, on aircraft like the NAA F-86 Sabre, gives me some doubts... Can someone cast some light? TIA and Season's Greetings.
  20. Can someone tell me what color the cockpit and the cargo compartment for the US versions are supposed to be? TIA
  21. I had the same idea. However looking at pictures of the G.41E's (long-nacelle MK III's) it appears that also the rear portion of the nacelle was differently shaped, as the Meteor 4's Derwent 5's should have a wider diameter nozzle than the Derwent 1 thru 4's used in the G.41E's.
  22. Thank y'all for all the useful info. I'm going to try my luck on 21LF, including the filling and re-scribing. I'm sure gloss white originated as a mil-spec, but it has since been adopted also by the civilian aircraft industry as - I've been told - it shows hydraulic fluid (Skydrol?) stains (i.e. leaks) better than other colors. Annti_K seems to confirm the gloss white struts and yellow zinc chromate bays may indeed be a standard practise of the former Gates Learjet Corporation, now Bombardier Aerospace. Regards. Pete57
  23. Having bought the Amodel kit of the Lear Fan 2100, I decided to do some researching on the interior colors. For starters, I saw no point researching the colors of the cockpit/cabin as I couldn't find on the net any specific pic's other than the old company brochure's color drawings, and The windshield and the cabin windows do not provide any significant view of the interior, and The access door is not a separate part, and the work of separating it from the fuselage and scratch building the whole interior, hardly seems to be worth the effort. On the other hand, the colors of the landing gear and associated bays, seemed worth some effort. My initial thought was the l/g strut, the interior of the bays and of the l/g door has to be gloss white, as is the case in most, modern aircraft. Well, not so... The following pics, of N21LF, at the Addison, TX, Air Museum, in fact, seem to provide…a very different picture - no pun intended Nose l/g: gloss white strut and doors' interior, with a light, greenish-yellow (YZC?) bay Main l/g: gloss white strut, with the topmost part painted a metallic green or blue, sandy brown (not unlike the French interior chamois) door's interior and a black or very dark grey bay (un-primed composites?) What's your opinion? Regards. Pete57
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