RAF Pilot colour?

RAF Pilot colour?

Postby Unknown74 on Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5:32 pm

Which shade of green would be best to paint an RAF Fast Jet Pilot in a model kit?
Unknown74

Re: RAF Pilot colour?

Postby FarnboroJohn on Thu 11 Apr 2019, 7:24 pm

Unknown74 wrote:Which shade of green would be best to paint an RAF Fast Jet Pilot in a model kit?


It depends on the period and the location, the older suits (say 70s/80s) were quite a brownish green whereas the latest ones are closer to the American flightsuit colour: but desert sand versions have also been in vogue for various deployments. Latest accoutrements have versions that feature camouflage like the Army's MTP, don't fancy painting that.....

I believe scarlet works for a certain unit (only after PDA of course).

At least for all this modern stuff there should be plenty of colour photo references.
FarnboroJohn

Re: RAF Pilot colour?

Postby Unknown74 on Thu 11 Apr 2019, 7:51 pm

If it helps, it's an RAF Typhoon Kit?
Unknown74

Re: RAF Pilot colour?

Postby FarnboroJohn on Thu 11 Apr 2019, 9:09 pm

Unknown74 wrote:If it helps, it's an RAF Typhoon Kit?


I'd think you're safe with the modern shade then. I'm no paint chip expert but it can't be too far from the WWII RAF aircraft interior green (stands by to be shot down in flames....)
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Re: RAF Pilot colour?

Postby Unknown74 on Fri 12 Apr 2019, 1:31 am

No worries I'll give that a go, cheers FarnboroJohn. (In fact I'd try anything - cheers)………….
Unknown74

Re: RAF Pilot colour?

Postby st24 on Fri 12 Apr 2019, 2:29 pm

Unknown74 wrote:Which shade of green would be best to paint an RAF Fast Jet Pilot in a model kit?

Depends how sick he feels... :sick:
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Re: RAF Pilot colour?

Postby capercaillie on Fri 12 Apr 2019, 4:33 pm

st24 wrote:
Unknown74 wrote:Which shade of green would be best to paint an RAF Fast Jet Pilot in a model kit?

Depends how sick he feels... :sick:


:grin: Pretty bad, they've just removed the squadron markings from his mount. :sick:
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Re: RAF Pilot colour?

Postby Unknown74 on Sun 14 Apr 2019, 12:02 pm

I’ve just discovered the kit doesn’t have any pilot figures! I now apologise as I posted this before opening the box thinking there were pilots.
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Re: RAF Pilot colour?

Postby RAF4EVER on Sun 14 Apr 2019, 4:02 pm

Unknown74 wrote:I’ve just discovered the kit doesn’t have any pilot figures! I now apologise as I posted this before opening the box thinking there were pilots.


So it`s a UAV then. :smile: :clap: :yahoo:
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Re: RAF Pilot colour?

Postby Big Eric on Sun 14 Apr 2019, 5:06 pm

Unknown74 wrote:I’ve just discovered the kit doesn’t have any pilot figures! I now apologise as I posted this before opening the box thinking there were pilots.


Which Typhoon kit is it?
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Re: RAF Pilot colour?

Postby Unknown74 on Mon 15 Apr 2019, 11:10 am

It’s the miniature 1:144 Revell Two Seat Eurofighter Typhoon Kit.
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Re: RAF Pilot colour?

Postby Big Eric on Mon 15 Apr 2019, 1:52 pm

Blimey, that sounds a bit fiddly - no wonder pilots aren't included. Good luck!
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Re: RAF Pilot colour?

Postby Unknown74 on Tue 16 Apr 2019, 4:02 pm

Cheerz. Done one before, original met with an accident!
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