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autos da fe30 Oct 2014 11:05 a.m. PST

I have amassed a hefty collection of decals from Doms, I-94, Scale Specialties and some of the Japanese plastic manufacturers while painting WW2 1/300(ish) and 1/600 planes. I'm used to picking the year (sometimes month) of the plane so as to work out the right markings, and adore putting on the right squadron code or unit insignia. These details seem like the perfect last polish on the plane, and I'm so thankful for the dedication of the artisans who make these available.

So with that out of the way, why can't I find modern British Type D roundels, and the modern low visibility roundels anywhere? I'm painting some Australian Meteors for Korea currently, and am thinking about a few planes for the Falklands. None of the above manufacturers (and I also checked GHQ) seem to have the post war British markings. One can get WW2 markings that saw use for 6 months, but not the markings that have seen use for the last 70 years. Does anyone have any leads or point out something I've disasterously overlooked? Do people just use Type A, and Type B and keep quiet about it. I'm looking for 1/300 right now.

HistoryPhD30 Oct 2014 11:10 a.m. PST

The best I've found is to use Dom's WWII Type B roundels and call it "as close as it gets". You are right. No truly correct post-war British (or Australian 1956-present) markings exist in 1/600 or 1/300. At least not that I have been able to find.

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Oct 2014 1:10 p.m. PST

Type D are quite high on my to-do list, and simple enough that I'll see if I can sort some over the weekend. Lo-vis are another matter though, unfortunately – my print process simply doesn't get on with greys or pastel shades, so anything post 1980s is rather a nightmare….

Fatman30 Oct 2014 2:16 p.m. PST

Honestly Skelton I don't know why we bother to keep you! ;-P


Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Oct 2014 2:22 p.m. PST

I frequently consider the alternatives…. :-p

Fatman30 Oct 2014 4:34 p.m. PST

Is it time to get you up to Scotland and introduce you to some "interestingly moraled" barmaids again? Kat got herself a real job but her replacement Amy has a fixed forward armament like a Focke Wulfe bomber destroyer!


Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Oct 2014 4:43 p.m. PST

As long as that doesn't mean it's all on the centreline…. ;-)

autos da fe30 Oct 2014 4:46 p.m. PST

Terrific. Quite the best thing that has happened to me today. By low visibility I didn't mean the various pastel versions (that by druid magic make the pilot safe from the nuclear weapons they just dropped), but just the two color version used over camouflage, in addition to the three color Type D version.

Type D

Low Vis

Many thanks to the chorus of posters who brought this into being.

HistoryPhD30 Oct 2014 6:20 p.m. PST

Let us know when they're ready Dom!

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