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Old 01-22-2009, 01:27 PM
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Default Visible camo?

which camo colors are the most visible?

looking for a paint scheme for a non scale project

(if you have a pic pls post it)

thanks
Old 01-22-2009, 01:42 PM
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Default RE: Visible camo?

To me, in the air they are all kinda hard to see.

That being said, I just picked up an L-39 in green and brown, but has bright yellow accents that I think will make it much more visible in flight.



Old 01-22-2009, 02:40 PM
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Blaze Orange (commonly called Hunters Orange) camo shows up extremely well.

Old 01-22-2009, 03:11 PM
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Sand and tan schemes are very easy to see, in particular the IAF schemes are very good I think. I had a Kfir many years ago and loved the look. I guess it also depends of the background and landscape where you are used to fly. If you live in the desert then use a European one scheme!

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Old 01-22-2009, 03:33 PM
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Default RE: Visible camo?

Hi
Just refinished a SM Hawk that was involved in a landing accident and the other is a SM F5 ,both are grey on the bottom so the contrast is quite good, both done with Testors paints

Good luck

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Old 01-22-2009, 07:11 PM
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here is my Top Gun Mig 29 with a scae russian scheme
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:18 PM
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Sukhoi Su-35
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:04 AM
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Default RE: Visible camo?

Vietnam style camo can get dark in flat light but it contrasts well for orientation. For the bottom, use a little bit of weathering to set it apart from a hazy sky - but on a clear blue sky it stands out like a soar thumb for sure, very easy to see in most all orientations. Once an aircraft gets far enough away it tends to silhouette anyhow and everyone is on a level playing field, at least IMHO.

Situations to look out for - a mostly gray color camo airplane on a hazy or overcast sky, and an earth toned camo bird flying dead at you with a close in mountain ridge with texture behind the jet. To deal with it make sure you have good vision or get a new set of specs, and/or add some small bits of color or a smoke system!

I fly several different camo birds, I like the look enough to make it worth my while and have never personally had a problem with it.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:03 AM
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Default RE: Visible camo?

I like the idea of the hunters orange camo.

Has anybody seen a plane in those colors?
Old 01-23-2009, 10:41 PM
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Default RE: Visible camo?

Here is my JMP Starfire on a flyby.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:06 AM
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Default RE: Visible camo?

The black/ white/ grey (urban camo) is one of the most visible in a blue sky. The same as the Alaska aggressor F-16 scheme.
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Some of the English & German schemes from WW2 had yellow undersides. I painted this little Bobcat 50 in German splinter camo (all lines are straight) with yellow undersides which I wrapped around the leading edges. It's quite easy to see, particularly picking top from bottom & on the approach. - John.
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:20 AM
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Default RE: Visible camo?

Thanks for the pic guys,

John, I like the yellow underside idea! Looks good too.

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Must admit, the Bobcat looks really great wearing the "what if" Axis dress you put on her John. Nice.
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the "what if" Axis dress
Thanks Eddie. It was the 'almost was' Axis dress!

The Germans were building one during the war 60 years before BVM decided to patent it! - John
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:47 AM
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Yeah, a patent on the "twin boom" idea!! - OK... talk to the guys at Lockheed, the Germans, the Brits, and a hand full of other designers from years past... I think history shows that one for what it was!!! [:'(]
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Hi Friends:

Look my Roo.

Regards from Spain.

Carlos.

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Old 01-25-2009, 08:32 PM
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Yeah, a patent on the "twin boom" idea!!
a hand full of other designers from years past...
I think I get what you mean! - John.
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