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CAG 1922 Aug 2013 2:20 p.m. PST

For some reason I hadn't been able to find a good match for gull grey for ages and then all of a sudden Vallejo deck Tan popped up as a match so I have been refreshing some of my USN aircraft.

First up is an F-4 of. VF-21 n early 1965

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Just started on some A-4 sky hawks and a new TD order is it on its way. Really happy with the brightness and that the coloured decals have a better appearance

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER22 Aug 2013 2:43 p.m. PST

Very nice!

Mako1122 Aug 2013 2:56 p.m. PST

Looks like a good match to me.

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Aug 2013 3:12 p.m. PST

I'll have to gove that a go, thanks.

boy wundyr x22 Aug 2013 3:13 p.m. PST

I really like the way the cockpits are done.

Are those custom-made decals for the tail and below the cockpit?

Chris

CAG 1922 Aug 2013 10:39 p.m. PST

With the exception of the stars n bars they r all home made to fit the moulding

Khusrau23 Aug 2013 1:53 a.m. PST

That looks great, a really great effort for 3mm planes. The home made decals are great, very impressed by those. I struggle to get 6mm to look that good.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2013 4:45 a.m. PST

Excellent, thanks!

CAG 1923 Aug 2013 10:24 a.m. PST

VF-151 has had some love as well. These were the first USN aircraft I ever painted way back and were sorely in need of rework

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Incorrect BuNos due printer problem and no model but good enough to game with

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2013 3:03 p.m. PST

I do find your idea of a sub-standard job hilarious…. ;-)

CAG 1923 Aug 2013 11:09 p.m. PST

These are the new ones. I didn't have any before shots but they were definitely the poor relations. The refresh really means bringing them up to the standard of the 1972 phantoms and corsairs. The new paint really makes a difference. But yes obsessive compulsive runs strong in my family ;)

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