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Nachtwulf

Yet another Tempest Question.

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Does anyone know what color the gear down indicators on top of the wing are supposed to be? I would assume they would be  a contrasting color to the camo, but I have yet to find anything definitive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not familiar with the Tempest ones but a Spitfire Manual that I have seen specified they were to be Red (as mentioned above).

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FWIW I just checked the pilots notes for the Tempest V & II and Typhoon, all mention a mechanical indicator rod or button but do not mention a colour. Red would make sense or a perhaps barber pole type colouring? Tough t find a photo of them even in museum displays... 

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11 hours ago, Nachtwulf said:

Does anyone know what color the gear down indicators on top of the wing are supposed to be? I would assume they would be  a contrasting color to the camo, but I have yet to find anything definitive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe in the Valiant Wings Typhoon/Tempest monographs? I'll see if I can find something. If the Sea Fury also has them, maybe they are the same color?

Mike

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Thank you to all who replied to my post! Barring further direction, I will paint them red. I may also paint the hat in camo as I assume they would only want the red to show when deployed.:shrug: .......... the things modelers obsess about, sheeesh.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Nachtwulf said:

Thank you to all who replied to my post! Barring further direction, I will paint them red. I may also paint the hat in camo as I assume they would only want the red to show when deployed.:shrug: .......... the things modelers obsess about, sheeesh.

 

 

That's not obsession- it's all about getting it right; the difference between building a model and building a replica. It's the kind of stuff that when I see it when judging a  model  at a contest, I say to myself "Now this guy knows how to model!"

Mike

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