Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb


Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby Tommy on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 3:00 pm

As special schemes from the RAF go, that isn't half bad IMO.

The red "100" looks a little photoshop but fair play to 6 Sqn. :clap:
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby bigcrow on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 3:00 pm

Another woeful scheme & what's going on with the canards again?... :facepalm:
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby FreddieKempton on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 3:10 pm

The canards are supposed to have all the past aircraft, the scheme is desert camo from when they served in africa busting tanks. Hence why they are called can openers
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby Macc on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 3:19 pm

It's a very smart scheme I think, not a fan of the canards though. :clap:
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby bigcrow on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 3:47 pm

FreddieKempton wrote:The canards are supposed to have all the past aircraft, the scheme is desert camo from when they served in africa busting tanks. Hence why they are called can openers


I realize the history of 6 Squadron & it's a nice touch the sand camo, but they should have left the canards alone same as the 29 Sqdn display jet. There is a lot of heat-haze on your shot so it may look better in the flesh... :smile:
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby capercaillie on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 4:11 pm

I like the background scheme, a nice touch. Just feel the badge and 100 years could have been presented in a more tasteful manner - a shield would have looked better?

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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby st24 on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 4:25 pm

Desert camo = fine with st24...! And so much for the statement made re the 29 bird that you can't paint the canopy framing...!?!.... :facepalm:
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby markhodson on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 5:26 pm

My humble opinion is it would look a lot better with all the grey on the tail covered
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby Macc on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 5:30 pm

markhodson wrote:My humble opinion is it would look a lot better with all the grey on the tail covered

All, even foreign, Typhoon schemes have the tip of the tail and the leading edge of the tail grey so it would appear that those surfaces aren't allowed to be painted.
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby Ledhead27 on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 5:35 pm

Very tasteful colour scheme, nice to see the desert camo extend down the spine. Not sure what to make of the canards but a good job overall!
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby tankbuster81 on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 6:49 pm

Two Words. Bloody awful!
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby Blackbird on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 6:57 pm

tankbuster81 wrote:Two Words. Bloody awful!


I'm with you on that - looks horrible to me. Very disappointing :sad:

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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby Maverickviper on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 7:32 pm

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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby Daz on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 7:32 pm

All or nothing. Surely they could have painted it in desert scheme as per last year's Tucano. Instead of just a little bit of desert scheme? Would look a lot better IMO. :dunno:
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby toom317 on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 7:47 pm

Hate the canards. The rest is OK. :up:
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby Agg on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 7:54 pm

I thought the display aircraft looked okay, but this is just "tacky"...
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby F16 on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 9:54 pm

The man hours that went in to this by the chaps in the RAF Leuchars Paint Shop, the struggle to keep to the rules, the artistic challenges that went in to keeping everyone happy in every section/rank and the many opinions that are in the RAF as well as on the forums - I applaud all on No 6 Squadron for sparing the time to get this project completed. Love it or hate it - GREAT effort! Have a wonderful Centenary Weekend! :clap:
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby tankbuster81 on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 10:00 pm

Which Infant school painted the Canards? Its Embarrassing!
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby AndyBeau on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 10:35 pm

tankbuster81 wrote:Which Infant school painted the Canards? Its Embarrassing!


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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby Craig on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 10:58 pm

Much preferred the old azure tailed Jag but I guess given tightening of rules and restricted budgets the days of the old 13 sqn jet or the Goldstar Tornado are behind us. With that in mind well done to 6 sqn for doing it, they've pushed the boat out and hopefully there are elements of the design that can be worked with and improved on for future efforts. It might not be spot on, but at least we're starting to see Typhoons with anniversary markings after years of nothing but grey jets.
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 11:02 pm

It's quite nice IMO.

Titles on the tail would have looked better in black, and sand camo under the canard decals would have finished the look slightly better, but by the standard of some recent schemes it's decent effort.
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby Stu on Wed 09 Apr 2014, 6:58 am

Superb efforts there looks great take them back to the Tankbuster Hurricanes of WWII, Trumped this years display Typhoon ! :smile:
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby bigcrow on Wed 09 Apr 2014, 7:12 am

Thanks for posting the pictures Gill. Maybe I was a bit harsh on my first post, looks a lot better close up, still think the canards are an after-thought though.

But you've got to thank 6 Squadron for making the effort to paint up a jet & hope they have a great Centenary Weekend... :smile:
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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

Postby The Baron on Wed 09 Apr 2014, 8:09 am

I think, considering the continual budget cuts and strains on all our armed forces, the fact that 6, and 29, even bothered to apply special schemes to their aircraft should be applauded. They haven't done it for our benefit and if I were somebody that had taken the time to help design/paint and then read this feedback I'd be disappointed by the lack of support. If the vast number of armchair critics here think they can do better then go buy yourselves an aircraft and do it. In the meantime I'm just happy the RAF has bothered.
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