Jump to content

Northeast Viscounts


speedbird
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi guys just a quick question hoping you chaps can clear up a bit of confusion.. I have the two six decals for the vickers viscount and I'm wanting to build one in the northeast airlines scheme. The decal instructions would have you paint the underside of the wings and tail plane yellow like the top of the fuselage but,  all the photos I've found show them as being grey like the lower fuselage. Does anyone know Whitch finish is right? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hello Speedbird

 

I've just checked some old slides.The "northeast" Viscounts certainly had Yellow applied on the undersides of the tailplanes and elevators whilst the upper and lower surfaces of the wings were light grey with bare metal leading edges that extended round the tips.

 

Kind regards

G

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

G-AOYL had yellow under the wings with metal leading edges when I saw it after painting at Rhoose. There is also a photo of G-AOYO on ebay at the moment that has yellow with metal L/E under the wings. Maybe some did and others didn't.

Edited by mikesmodels
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have now projected the slide previously mentioned onto a white wall and yes the undersides of the wings and flaps are  Yellow.Certainly, on this slide the paint appears quite dull compared to the tailplane undersides ,The airframe was G-AOYH photographed 9/72.Apologies for the confusion.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...