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Windward15 Apr 2013 11:15 a.m. PST

Hi all

Wings Pallette has failed me, and my google-fu is not strong enough. Does anyone have an overhead image of an Indian Gnat in the '65 war?

There are black panels painted behind the cockpit, but I'm not sure of their layout. I need a reference image.

--Tom

Fatman15 Apr 2013 11:39 a.m. PST

Best I can do its a scale model site

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Fatman

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Apr 2013 11:51 a.m. PST

Finnish ones black patches in the same spots:

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Looks like the black's completely worn away on here, but you can clearly see which panels had it:

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Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Apr 2013 11:52 a.m. PST

And not an overhead, but enough of an angle to be clear:

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Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Apr 2013 12:12 p.m. PST

Bingo. The smaller forward panel isn't black on this one (possibly 'cos it's an Ajeet rather than an original Gnat; slightly different shape to that panel too, presumably reflecting altered avionics), but they've rather thoughtfully posed it for a good view of the longer black patch…. ;-)

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advocate15 Apr 2013 12:51 p.m. PST

As ever, Dom, you're a star.

Fred Cartwright15 Apr 2013 2:13 p.m. PST

Good looking plane the Gnat, but a handfull to fly by all accounts.

Windward15 Apr 2013 5:46 p.m. PST

Thanks guys!

Windward21 Apr 2013 4:07 p.m. PST

Thanks for the help this is my final output. I used an AIM 1/200th Gnat, that Dave send me as an early per-production run. Unfortunately the model was not the Mk.1 Gnat fighter but the 2 seater trainer. I had to do a bit of conversion but I think the final effect was pretty good. Dave says the new master has been converted to the Fighter type.

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