Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

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Re: Special Sandy Six Squadron is Superb

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The Baron wrote:If the vast number of armchair critics here think they can do better then go buy yourselves an aircraft and do it.

I'm just curious, who do you think paid for the Typhoons? :dizzy:

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Personally I think its a case of beggars cant be choosers and we should all think ourselves lucky that we have another extra-curricular Typhoon to photograph.
Lets just hope its not gonna go tech too often and that it doesn't end up with a grey canopy too soon.......................... :wink:
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Mike, I'm unsure wether you are picking holes in my statement or just genuinely don't understand the point I was making. But just to be clear, I know who pays for the aircraft and if you think you can do a better paint job then by all means buy a Typoon for yourself and let others criticise it.
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The Baron wrote: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.


Hear hear :up:

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As with all of these things you can't please all of the people all of the time and I applaud the effort by all involved in delivering a special scheme at all even though it's not really to my particular taste. Perhaps I will warm to it when I see it first hand.

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FreddieKempton wrote:
The Baron wrote: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.


Hear hear :up:


Couldn't agree more - haven't we become a country of moaners now - let's encourage rather than put people off trying again! :sad: Instead, use it as a start and building block for future designs - aim high and aspire to better things to take on the Germans and their always impressive schemes.
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The Baron wrote: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.

Why would you need to buy yourself an aircraft if you thought you could design better? All you need is a pen and paper/graphics package if you wanted to design something...

Strikes me that the 'problem' with these modern RAF schemes is that, as Gill alluded to, everyone wants to have their say. Great works of art aren't done by committee, they're by someone with the talent and vision to create something bold and original. They should just trust in the designer to come up with something and stop watering down their ideas - give them a brief on what can/can't be painted and trust them come up with something suitable.
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Thread tidied. We have no problem with people stating they like or don't like this scheme or anything else, and we don't mind discussions around that. Please do so with respect for others members though.

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The Baron wrote: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.



Here Here - In the days when many aircraft are shared and don't even carry squadron markings. 6 & 29 Sqns are to be applauded for giving us something different to point our lenses at.
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expat1 wrote:
The Baron wrote: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.



Here Here - In the days when many aircraft are shared and don't even carry squadron markings. 6 & 29 Sqns are to be applauded for giving us something different to point our lenses at.


Amen.

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If Prestwick does have an Airshow this Year this Typhoon has to be on Static if possible seeing as there won't be Leuchars.

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Well all things considered, love it or hate it, if it turns up in the Mach Loop I'd imagine it would be a pretty rare catch!

I'd be happy with that! :smile:

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