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Phew!  This has been a long time coming.  I flew with these guys a year ago and took walkarounds, fully intending to release the decals right away.  Then, bam!  Pandemic.  I had to wait forever for the paint shop to confirm the FS numbers of the paints used, and on and on.  These are FINALLY back on track and are with Cartograf.  Eagle lovers rejoice!

 

<img src="https://i.ibb.co/dp5BDjw/48024-instructions-Page4.jpg" alt="48024-instructions-Page4" border="0">

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I'm not sure what the problem is, but I cannot get any images to upload here anymore.  I've posted pics of the artwork and instructions on the Reid Air Publications Facebook page.

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/Reid-Air-Publications-177633712268219/photos/pcb.4031657103532508/4031656680199217/

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Strip off all the html and just post the url, then it shows up. :thumbsup:
 

e.g.   http://........jpg

 

 

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That is a very cool scheme and an awesome tribute.

 

That camo confuses me though. Lt Kingsley was flying a B-17. Weren't they painted solid OD over Neutral grey? I also don't think the 8th AF heavy bombers ever had invasion stripes, just the fighters and the medium bombers did. (Also looks like it has the invasion stripes on the wings too, was this changed at some point?)  https://twitter.com/AirmanMagazine/status/1217086464829214722/photo/1

 

Cool looking scheme, just confusing.

 

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18 hours ago, habu2 said:

Strip off all the html and just post the url, then it shows up. :thumbsup:
 

e.g.   http://........jpg

 

 

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Dude.  I'm embarrassed to admit how long I messed with this.  Man, what an idiot.

 

Thanks!

 

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13 hours ago, dmk0210 said:

That is a very cool scheme and an awesome tribute.

 

That camo confuses me though. Lt Kingsley was flying a B-17. Weren't they painted solid OD over Neutral grey? I also don't think the 8th AF heavy bombers ever had invasion stripes, just the fighters and the medium bombers did. (Also looks like it has the invasion stripes on the wings too, was this changed at some point?)  https://twitter.com/AirmanMagazine/status/1217086464829214722/photo/1

 

Cool looking scheme, just confusing.

 

I really don't know to be honest.  They sent out a request throughout the base for ideas and suggestions on a paint scheme.  I think they took tidbits from a lot of different people.  When I first saw the jet in photos, I wasn't too sure on it, but when I saw it in person, and especially in the air, it's gorgeous. 

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12 minutes ago, jmel said:

I really don't know to be honest.  They sent out a request throughout the base for ideas and suggestions on a paint scheme.  I think they took tidbits from a lot of different people.  When I first saw the jet in photos, I wasn't too sure on it, but when I saw it in person, and especially in the air, it's gorgeous. 

I guess they were going for "WWII vibe" visual impact. It has kind of a P-51 feel to it. It's odd too that in articles they discussed getting the correct colors and had to custom source them.

 

Yeah, it is definitely a beautiful Eagle though.   I look forward to building this.

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I suppose it succeeds in its intention of honoring Lt. Kingsley, but I agree its a real mash up of WWII type markings (red surround insignia with invasion stripes?).  I wonder if the 75th had more to do with the 75th anniversary of the end of the war and not so much the 75th anniversary of the 1944 mission (which would have been in 2019 if my math is correct).  The US mint added a 75th privy mark to several coins during 2020 to commemorate the end of the war.  Dual purpose scheme perhaps.  Definitely has a committee design feel.  And what's with the Missouri state profile?  

 

Rick L.

 

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The red surrounds might actually be historically correct for an earlier aircraft, but would not be for the time of his tragic 1944 MOH flight.

 

Lt Kingsley was in the 15th AF flying out from the Mediterranean, not the 8th flying out of England as I had assumed. So invasion stripes were definitely never used on the 15th AF aircraft.

 

Here is an early aircraft from the 97th Bomb Group that he flew with. It does look like it has the red surrounds.

 

97thbombgroup-8af.jpg

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Here is a picture of "Sandman" B-17F 42-30333 from the 97th BG.

 

I'm not sure if this was the exact aircraft Lt Kingsley was flying at the time.

 

42-30333.jpg

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22 hours ago, Spruemeister said:

And what's with the Missouri state profile?  

 

Rick L.

 

I think maybe you're referring to the Georgia state profile?  That's the paint barn stencil.  It's on all Eagles painted at the depot.  It has the paints used, date, etc. written inside.

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5 hours ago, jmel said:

I think maybe you're referring to the Georgia state profile?  That's the paint barn stencil.  It's on all Eagles painted at the depot.  It has the paints used, date, etc. written inside.

Didn't realize how similar they are.  Thanks for the info. 

 

Rick L.

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