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About Blimpyboy

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  1. To amplify Jochen Barrett’s post earlier, there may have been at least two colour combinations (based on a question asked by another modeller, I think - my German’s quite rusty - from here): https://www.flugzeugforum.de/threads/bo105-pah-bw-tarnlackierung-ral-nummern.90697/ From this site: https://www.flugzeugforum.de/threads/farben-nh90-und-ch-53ga-bundeswehr.88422/ German = Bei der BO 105 wurde nach meinen Unterlagen z.B. für den dunklen Farbton RAL 9011 statt RAL 7021 verwendet, Grünton RAL 6003. Bei der UH-1D wieder die Farbkombi der CH-53. Scheint also nicht immer einheitlich zu sein, warum auch immer. English (using Google translate) = According to my documents, the BO 105 was e.g. for the dark color RAL 9011 instead of RAL 7021, green color RAL 6003. With the UH-1D again the color combination of the CH-53. So it doesn't always seem uniform, for whatever reason. From this site: https://www.flugzeugforum.de/threads/cockpitfarbe-bo-105.84183/ German = Laut Modellfan Artikel über die BO 105: RAL 7037 Staubgrau und RAL 9005 Tiefschwarz für die Konsolen. Aussenfarbe: RAL 9011 und RAL 6003. English (using Google translate) = According to the model fan article about BO 105: RAL 7037 dusty gray and RAL 9005 deep black for the consoles. Exterior color: RAL 9011 and RAL 6003. From this site: https://www.rc-heli.de/board/showthread.php?t=235267 German = Seit 1984 verwendet die BW RAL 6031 und RAL 9021 für den Anstrich. English (using Google translate) = BW (Bundeswehr) has been using RAL 6031 and RAL 9021 for painting since 1984. and German = Es gibt also für die BO kein absolut gültiges Farbschema. Wenn man diverse Bilder googelt, erkennt man teilweise sehr deutliche Unterschiede in den Farbtönen. Ich habe "meine" RAL Nummern einem Orginalfoto (selbst gemacht, daher "farbecht") nachempfunden. Die auf meiner Notiz angegebenen RALs sind Näherungswerte....ich habe ein wenig Farben gemischt, bis ich den Orginalfarbton (wenn man das überhaupt so nennen kann) halbwegs hatte.... Das genaue Mischungsverhältnis werde ich euch noch posten, wenn die Lackierung passt. Wenn man dein 9021 mit meinem Grundton (leicht abgeändertes 9011) vergleicht, erkennt man da eh keinen Unterschied English (using Google translate) = So there is no absolutely valid color scheme for the BO. If you google various images, you can sometimes see very clear differences in the color tones. I have based "my" RAL numbers on an original photo (made myself, therefore "color-true"). The RALs given on my note are approximate values... I mixed a bit of colors until I had the original color (if you can even call it that) halfway... I will post the exact mixing ratio to you when the paintwork fits If you compare your 9021 with my keynote (slightly modified 9011), you won't see any difference anyway. I hope this hasn't muddied the waters too much...
  2. I did tinker with the thought of a twin-engine A6M once, but never got ‘round to it. From - http://arawasi-wildeagles.blogspot.com/2011/12/nipponki-46-twin-engine-zero.html?m=1 Much nicer looking than the F5F...
  3. Hmmm... now you’ve got me pondering whether or not to get one! Lovely paintwork there - a nice combination of subdued and bright. It seems it was an easy-ish build.
  4. How long will it be ‘till a full complement of British aircraft are ready? Assuming all the crew stay healthy... https://www.naval-technology.com/news/hms-queen-elizabeth-covid/
  5. Blimpyboy

    Tornado F3 Paints

    I don't know the dates these were taken (from - I think - a Russian aircraft), but these show some interesting details, such as the loadout, mixed fuel tanks and darker roundels: Plus (also probably taken from a Russian aircraft), one with the lighter roundels:
  6. Just because, an interesting shot from above, taken by a Russian aircraft, which shows the BOLs:
  7. Not what I'd call close call interceptions, but nonetheless, some interesting shots from the Russian side:
  8. Too soon, some may say. I, however, reckon a kill’s a kill...
  9. Sure won’t. And if you do, you’ll have NATO or the US to help... Shades of pre-WWII Australia: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/87976/6/James_Rorrison_Thesis.pdf
  10. Just for yucks, some more photos:
  11. There is this set: http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=110525 Otherwise, here are some interesting shots of alternate weapon loads (missiles are so passé), some of which can be found in Aardvark's list of links: There's some markings fun to be had, with the award markings and this ace's 'kills'! And remember, no panel lines:
  12. The prize for best accidental (and fatality-free) engagement should go to the Russian gunship crew brassing up the media at a demonstration: Mind you, it was against the media, so no jury would convict...
  13. The Japanese seem to have gone with the trend too, against the old enemy... https://theaviationgeekclub.com/the-story-of-the-us-navy-a-6-intruder-that-was-accidentally-shot-down-by-a-japanese-destroyer/amp/
  14. Seems to be a trend in Russia, recently... https://www.defenseworld.net/news/27868/T_90_Tank_Accidentally_Hit_by_Missile_During_Russian_Exercise
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