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Old 8th Jan 2009, 12:29   #41 (permalink)
 
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Any news (or photos) of these aircraft yet? I'd be fascinated to see the results - and hopeful that they're not too far removed from their original style!
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Old 8th Jan 2009, 14:44   #42 (permalink)
 
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When the dayglo stripes were applied they were sealed around the edges with a clear sealant to stop the airflow lifting them. Can any engineers/paintshop people confirm this ?
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Wasn't one of the keys to a good Dayglo paint job the matt white base prior to the dayglo application? ISTR that was a major PITA for 'touching up' faded dayglo, having to get all the way back to creating a good white base. And if it wasn't a matt finish, the dayglo would just slide off on the first flight
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Vampire collision at Swinderby

I was interested to read of the Vampire m/a/c at Swinderby. There was another at Oakington in 1959. Any idea of the names of the team members?
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Wasn't one of the keys to a good Dayglo paint job the matt white base prior to the dayglo application?

Guess that rather depends on whether the JP was painted in the silver/dayglow scheme or if it's from the later (and longer) period when they were painted silver (and subsequently Light Aircraft Grey) with fablon dayglow patches (aka "Fabglow"). I've always thought that the later stick-on dayglow schemes looked more attractive.

It kinda saddens me that the RAF churn-out a couple of specially-painted Hawks (and Tucanos) every year and they're always the same variation on a tired old (black) theme apart from the "Spitfire" scheme last year of course. Wouldn't it be brilliant to see a Hawk in Light Aircraft Grey with dayglow patches - just to see what it would have looked like?!
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