RAN A-4G+ Skyhawk 2002

RAN A-4G+ Skyhawk 2002

Friday, January 11, 2013

Malawi Phantom tailplanes done.

OK, the Tamiya 32nd scale F-4D Phantom tailplanes are painted and weathered. I did this to experiment with my Vallejo paints to get the right colours for the project.

Colours used were:

Grey Green - Vallejo Model Air 71044 Lt Grey Green RLM02

Dark Green - Vallejo Model Air 71013 Yellow Olive

Pale Sand - Vallejo Model Color 70837 Sand Light:1 / Vallejo Model Color 70820 Off White:1

Sand - Vallejo Model Color 70819 Iraquian Sand:5  /  Vallejo Model Color 70820 Off White:2

Caramel - Vallejo Model Color 70912 Tan Yellow.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody!

Well 2013 is finally here, and this will be the year I finally get Gekko Graphics up and running again. For those of you patiently, very patiently, waiting for those RNZAF Skyhawk decals to materialise this will be the year for it. However! First I need to raise the money to be able to get them printed. As I'm sure most of you are aware by now silk screen printed decals are bloody expensive to get produced and as I'm re-building Gekko up again from nothing I'm going to have to try a few new ideas to raise the cash.

First up will be markings for this...........

The markings for this machine will be applied using vinyl masks. I'm going to get one set produced for me to experiment with. They will be in 48th and 32nd scales. I'm going to be building the Tamiya 32nd scale F-4D Phantom to try these masks on as there is no FGR.2 Phantom available at this stage. If all goes well and I'm happy with the results I'll get a small number of them produced for sale. I realise that this subject will not appeal to everybody, but then I'm not catering for everybody. This is mainly for me and the few of you out there that may be brave enough to try something this radical!

If any of you are interested in masks for this Phantom please let me know, either by email, through this Blog or on the various web sites where I show my profiles. I honestly have no idea how many of you may like to tackle something like this so let me know if you're interested so I have some idea how many sheets to get cut.

Now, for those of you not aware, the two Royal New Zealand Air Force Skyhawk decal sheets that I came out with originally are still available. That's GG48-001 and GG48-002. They are $20 each plus postage and packaging. If you want some please email me at (gekko1@adam.com.au) let me know which ones and how many and where you live so I can get you a quote of how much it will cost you. I have to do it this way because I don't have anything more efficient set-up at the moment to deal with sales. Oh, and I only use PayPal. I hope to get a Facebook page and eBay site for Gekko Graphics set-up soon too, but have to balance that with work and family and they come first.

If the vinyl mask thing works then I'm going to try and release as many of my "What if?" profile subjects as I can (in limited numbers). Silk screen printed decals will be mainly for 'real world' subjects as and when I can afford to get them done.

Anyway that is where I'm at at the moment, your support would be greatly appreciated. :)