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  1. One old bloke to another; though some have believed that some Corsairs for the RN had light grey undersides, most would say they were painted with the ANA version of Sky. I had trouble trying to post a color photo link; sorry. Hope the info helps.
  2. I thought the same, hence my question. Still, some photos look like light grey, some medium grey, and some sky blue; though the light blue could often look light grey depending on the sunlight. I thought I saw Su-24 instructions on Scalemates calling for blue, but I've been unable to find them again as I don't remember which kit I was looking at....
  3. I think he just means, as hems mentioned, that as FS are US colors, they could only be comparisons.
  4. Thanks for the responses. That FS number looks good.
  5. Is there an official source for the grey or blue shades of the Fencer? Thanks!
  6. Anyone know the colors for the anti-ship camou for the F-1? Some of Hasegawa's call outs don't reflect photos I've seen online. I saw one photo with what looks like the tan overpainted with that light ocean blue color, but I couldn't make out if there were the two greens or just one. It does seem that each a/c of that unit with the Samurai insignia has a unique scheme, but as has been usual, I could be wrong.... Thanks for any help!
  7. Specter, looks like I was under a misapprehension; it seems all the Tu-22s were transferred to the new VKS in excess of ten years ago. So, I would just be interested in those in VMF service until then. Cheers!
  8. Not having a Cyrillic keyboard, I just typed western characters for what I understand as "Morskogo Aviatsiya Flota, or Maritime Aviation Fleet. The plane I mentioned is probably a 142, but in haste just typed 95. I again lost that particular pic, but found another with the previous B/VMF, but can't post the link. It was in bing images of Tu-142. You are correct that some 22s regiments were transferred to other air forces, but some remain in the AVMF. I would think the older planes like the 22 and 22M, of which some were still in service into the early 2000's, would only have bort numbers
  9. Another possible dead end quest....Are there any photos of the various naval Tu-22s with the "MAF ROSSII" inscription? I have found a photo of a Tu-95 with that navy inscription, but no 22s. Can anyone lend help? Many thanks in advance!
  10. Hi Guys, I forgot about this thread; I can't remember where I read that, and failed to bookmark the site, despite a having more bookmarks than.... Thanks anyway!
  11. I thought I read somewhere that the rear seat of the Su-30 sm had a collapsible joystick, so should such be represented by cutting off the handle and gluing it to the "boot?" Am I under a misapprehension? Thanks in advance!
  12. Good one Sea! Jeff, that well is in shadow as it's under the wing, no? Also, nmf or aluminum painted a/c photos often appear to have high contrast between areas in sunlight and in shadow. Again, just my supposition, but an nmf Kate would more likely have no paint in its well, and I gave my reason for believing that the well in any case wouldn't be in aotake, but again, what do I know! I forgot that you'd have sign up for j-aircraft to see the posts and extensive research articles; wasn't always that way, but would be a great help to your modeling Japanese aircraft. Regards
  13. Hi Jeff, There is a clearer photo of the plane you're modeling? The photo you posted did look like an NMF a/c to me, but it could just as easily be olive grey. I've only seen one photo of what could be grey under the canopy, but that plane was on the assembly line with no wings. I still wonder why that area wasn't painted the same color as the nose like the Zero. As for dazzle, like our cars which we shine, are we bothered by glare off a shiny hood, or bonnet? Not too often, no? As the pilot had that black nose, the other crew were low down in the cockpit and might onl
  14. Hey Jeff, I see no one has helped here, and as I'm no expert, my post might be no help as well, but here goes; I agree that the plane in the photo looks to have an unpainted undersurface, though that pic is quite dark. The first B5N2s were nmf, (though some assert that a varnish or other clear coat was applied) and more than likely assigned to Akagi and Kaga first, but subsequent production a/c were painted in the olive grey color. Most assume that the fuselage skin under the canopy was painted with an interior shade, and many modelers agree with that. Ever the rogue, I h
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