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PostPosted: Thu 12 Apr 2012 15:19 pm 
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Just a general question and curiosity. We have all seen the Fokker bumblebee colour scheme, but what do you think are the most unusual paint schemes. You never know, if there is one that is so outrageous, i think i might just have to replicate it

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Depends on what you think is outrageous.
There was the B24 Liberator 'Assembly Ship' painted in yellow or white with big red polkadots all over it.
Or the SPADs of the 94th Aero Squadron in France 1919 - so many colour schemes they nicknamed [only for a while] the Squadron the 'Easter Eggs'.

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Apr 2012 16:00 pm 
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whoa! The B24 polkadot scheme is going to be hard to beat

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There are so many schemes, really. And they don't have to be gaudy.

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Target tugs(yellow and black diagonal stripes, either all-over or on undersurfaces).

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Talking about spotty 'planes  :arrow:
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Like fred say´s..the Spads...some of the patterns are "outrageous"  :D

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not sure about any other schemes, but that polka dot one is on the to do list now!!  :lol:

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wow! I may make the rainbow one but will definately have to try the polkadot one in time to come

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now, hmmm.. which kit shall i ruin with polkadots :lol:

Im thinking a spitty or a......

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Many of the "Tiger Meet" schemes get pretty elaborate.

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Don't forget all the mad ship schemes out there, my favourites being the Italian battleships Roma and Vittorio Veneto.
All that extravagant dazzle camo on the sides topped with bright red and white stripes!

And if you're not limiting this to the military then the two Qantas 747s Wunala Dreaming and Nalanji Dreaming get my vote.  I was lucky enough to see them together at Sydney a few years ago, unfortunately I didn't have my camera to hand. :(

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How about the Hoverfly II helicopter painted to represent a Pink Elephant, complete with ears and a trunk, - and no I haven't been drinking.


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That B17 is a really good job Ratch.
You must have been seeing spots in front of your eyes for weeks afterwards, :lol:

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...or how about Mike Grant's Buffalo in McClelland Barclay's disruptive pattern camouflage :?:

http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/ftopic5255-0-asc-140.php (fourth post down)

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How about one done in the 'chocolate chip' US Army scheme


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Some Mil MI-24 has strange show schemes.

But as a service scheme the yellow Liberators with red polka dots formation ships from WWII must be a close bet.

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Yeah, there were a bunch of B-24 formation ship schemes, each more gaudy than the last, & the question made me think of many Tiger Meet schemes seen over the years...on everything from supersonic jet fighters to squadron hacks.

Given the paint, equipment, time & a place to work, even the occasional bush plane owner gets a little carried away. There are some doozies on the internet; try image-Googling "Short Skyvan"...

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fred:430276 wrote:
That B17 is a really good job Ratch.
You must have been seeing spots in front of your eyes for weeks afterwards, :lol:

Not my work fred  :(  but a scheme I had planned to do as part of my Northamptonshire Project, I've now changed that plan to do another formation B-17 'Black Bitch'  :twisted:

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Trying to find an outrageous colour scheme to paint my spare messerschmitt Bf109G-6. I have found a couple of good ones, but want something really crazy. I want it sort of historically correct. I am doing this because the old tool messerschmitt has a couple of black/white cross decals and two yellow number 3's and i just want to experiment and have some fun with it

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ModelMasterJD:437230 wrote:
Trying to find an outrageous colour scheme to paint my spare messerschmitt Bf109G-6. I have found a couple of good ones, but want something really crazy.
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Please share more info JD. I'm always interested in unusual/outrageous scemes but I know of hardly any on 109G6s - they're usually sooooooo boring, just greys, greens, and greens, and greys......

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