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SteelViscount03 Aug 2015 2:18 a.m. PST

I've almost completed 3 1/600 Phantoms for No.29 Squadron RAF, to be used as the QRA fighters at RAF Ascension Island. However, I don't know which roundels to use, as I have seen both Type-A and Type-B style roundels on Phantoms of this particular camo scheme.

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Aug 2015 4:00 a.m. PST

Lo-vis, three colour under the wings, two colour on the fuselage, and I'm not sure but would guess at two colour on top of the wing, all in really teeny tiny sizes I'd be tempted to skip them altogether to be honest….


The clearest picture is about 7/8 of the way down the page a lovely shot of the underside of one loaded for bear. If you squint very carefully at the others, you can just about make out the fuselage roundels immediately aft of the air intakes, but they're very lo-vis indeed….

PS There's a slideshow right down at the bottom of the page, just above the no-longer-working video there are a couple of really good photos of them in the Falklands in that.

Fatman03 Aug 2015 6:46 a.m. PST

Oooh nice link Dom. Good to see you use your googlefu for more than 12 hour My Little Pony marathons.

As Dom says very low vis, during my time, late 70's to 89' I don't think I ever saw one were you could clearly make out the roundels for any distance. Now the Tornado was a different matter even the low vis ones seemed to stand out more.


Oh and the top wings were, I think,two colour.

Bellbottom03 Aug 2015 8:33 a.m. PST

Dom, do you do the low vis UK roundels for 1/300? I can't seem to see them on your site.

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Aug 2015 8:45 a.m. PST

No, my print process can't handle pastel shades unfortunately – the only way they'd be possible, maybe, is to do a coloured decal and a separate translucent white to go over the top, which frankly seems a lot of faffing about….

SteelViscount03 Aug 2015 8:55 a.m. PST

The low-vis markings really don't stand out that much, do they? I might just suspend reality for a bit and get the snazzier Type B's on for this batch. I'll keep the low-vis in mind when I do my Ark Royal "what if?" project, though.

Bellbottom03 Aug 2015 9:04 a.m. PST

Cheers Dom, back to hand painting. I'm going to have a go at using a knitting needle gauge as a template. It's a flexible plastic sheet, about the size of a 6" ruler, with a series varied size holes (meant for 'sizing' knitting nedles).
Should work for concentric circles in ancient shields too.

Risaldar Singh03 Aug 2015 2:36 p.m. PST

I used lo-vis British roundels from a 1/700 Pit-Road sheet on some of my Harriers. I don't remember which sheet, sadly.

A few very nice pics of Ascension Phantoms over here : link


Risaldar Singh03 Aug 2015 2:44 p.m. PST

Just dug out my 1/600 decals, they were from Mike Grant Decals ( ) . It's a very nice sheet with roundels for Italy, Spain, UK, India, Canada, Australia, France, Portugal & The Netherlands. It's no longer listed on the website but IIRC, it wasn't either when I ordered one so it might bewoth shooting him an email.

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