Notwithstanding that anomalies do happen with aircraft painted in service, these roundels are are substantially 'off dimension' in respect to the thickness of the yellow and white on the fuselage.
A study of a substantial number of 112 Squadron period shots will show that outlining the underwing roundel in yellow was evident in about 50% of visible shots. The upper wing roundel should however be just dual colour dull red/ dull blue, in my view, and all evidence I can find supports that.
This paint scheme has all the hallmarks of a rush job using a period photograph as a prime reference. This is a shame and I hope that it can be corrected.
All the dimensions, ratios and colour chips are in the public domain and I would be pleased to help.
Post by Dave Homewood on Jul 8, 2006 22:58:51 GMT 12
Cheers Peter. I hadn't even noticed, but then the plane is so beautiful overall I wasn't studying the details. I'm not familiar with No. 112 Squadron aircraft either. Everyone else at Wanaka was commenting on the funny green colour, which is apparently correct, some Mediterranean colour.
Mind you, I'd prefer to see it in RNZAF roundels...