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PostPosted: Sat 05 Sep 2015 21:54 pm 
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Okay, I'm posting in here as it's a military paint scheme I'm after. But apologies if there is a more appropriate forum.

I have a Tamiya 1/20 1992 Benetton Formula one car in my stash, acquired very cheaply from eBay. It turns out for a reason, the decals are ruined. -> http://mfpilot.com/ebaypics/Tamiya20036Benetton_wm.jpg

So I had an Idea. A combination of the BoB Typhoon and this excellent whatif -> https://flic.kr/p/rjo1XP inspired a 'Tribute what if'

Rather than buy some new decals (they can get expensive) why not paint the Benetton In
A camouflage scheme, applying decals from my stash to turn It Into my own tribute/whatif.

So I guess the question Is, does anybody have any thoughts on the scheme, other than the traditional green/brown uppers, with roundels and squadron codes on the fairings, and tail markings on the rear wing?

Would it be folly? It's an Intantricate paint job, but is there another scheme that would make more sense? Maybe bomber command style black and brown/green along the very tops.

I have plenty of spare decals for Blenheims, Hurricans/Spitfire, although they may be later marks.

What do you guys think? I'm half way through my current project, so will be looking to start in in a few weeks.

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If you're painting up a car, what difference do the markings make :shrug: Incidentally the Typhoon didn't enter service until after the Battle of Britain (mid-1941) :geek:
Pick the scheme you like - after all, its a whiff 8-)

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2015 11:21 am 
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Ratch wrote:
Incidentally the Typhoon didn't enter service until after the Battle of Britain (mid-1941) :geek:


Well If we're being picky, it was mid-2000s actually. I'm referring to the GiNA Eurofighter Typhoon, apologies could have been clearer.


As for the scheme, okay, was just thinking some here may be a bit more imaginative. I'll plough on!


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If its inspiration you're looking for, try viewtopic.php?f=457&t=42977

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2015 11:51 am 
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Arrrggghhhh, thanks.

I'll find my way round eventually ;-)


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