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Old 01-24-2019, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default Pax River NATC "D'Skunk"

This was an F-18A that was flown by the Naval Air Test Centre out of Patuxent River NAS in Maryland USA.


I have depicted it as it appeared in May of 1986 during the 75th Anniversary of US Naval Aviation hence the two small commerative badges on the tail fins.


I found information for this aircraft hard to come by and relied on a handfull of moderately clear photos and some decal manufacturers instructions but I believe it is as accurate as possible.


I like test and evaluation aircraft as they invariably have unusual paint schemes. I thought the asymmetrical black and white scheme would be relatively simple...I was wrong.


As a result of trying to paint and line up every part I now have a far deeper understanding of the template layout!!


The "D'Skunk" name was built using an existing font that I rebuilt to the correct shape.



It has been uploaded to User Files so should be available soon:



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Old 01-24-2019, 02:29 PM   #2
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:15 PM   #3
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Nice job on a challenging scheme.
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Looking awesome.
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Nice job!
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Thanks chaps.


Still waiting for User Files to put it up!
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