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indiajuliet
Post subject: Re: Balearic Islands (AU) in FDPosted: January 14th, 2013, 11:49 pm
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Variants of the Mk.2 Cyclone - Photo Reconnaissance, Night Fighter and High Altitude Fighter:

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BAC/Hale Sea Cyclone used by the Royal Balearic Navy:

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Post subject: Re: Balearic Islands (AU) in FDPosted: January 15th, 2013, 2:39 am
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Awesome stuff!

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Post subject: Re: Balearic Islands (AU) in FDPosted: January 15th, 2013, 5:13 am
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NICE! That is some good looking paint. :P

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Post subject: Re: Balearic Islands (AU) in FDPosted: January 15th, 2013, 8:11 am
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It looks really great. :)


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indiajuliet
Post subject: Re: Balearic Islands (AU) in FDPosted: January 18th, 2013, 7:50 pm
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Thanks for the comments guys!

Here is the prototype Cyclone operated in early 1941 for evaluation and testing before delivery to front line squadrons. This example is painted in early war stock RAF colours before the RBAF developed their own scheme more suited to operations based on the islands, North Africa and around the Mediterranean.

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And to post-war, late 1940's...
I've come up with a roundel for the RBAF introduced around 1948 (soon after the maple leaf was adopted in Canada), consisting of three stars in an arc to represent the three main Balearic islands.

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I am somewhat tempted to adopt this roundel and change all of my post war aircraft, as I now think that it is more fitting for a Commonwealth Realm, and I can't quite think of a plausible reason for why there would be a transition to the roundel I have been using on modern aircraft which based on the coat of arms. I have struggled to think of a suitable, distinctive and simple symbol for the roundel and settled on the stars as the best solution. The roundels above use WW2 colours, but I've drawn up the standard and low visibility versions using post '47 RAF standards.

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What do you guys think?


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Post subject: Re: Balearic Islands (AU) in FDPosted: January 18th, 2013, 8:15 pm
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I like the roundel, I'd say go for it.

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Post subject: Re: Balearic Islands (AU) in FDPosted: January 18th, 2013, 8:48 pm
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Looks good IJ, go for it.

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Post subject: Re: Balearic Islands (AU) in FDPosted: January 18th, 2013, 11:06 pm
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Great paint schemes as always and I like the roundel as well
its unique
much better than my Zealandia one which is just recoloring an Australian WW2 one

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Post subject: Re: Balearic Islands (AU) in FDPosted: January 19th, 2013, 2:09 am
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Nice looking roundel, I like it :)

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Post subject: Re: Balearic Islands (AU) in FDPosted: January 19th, 2013, 9:29 am
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Very nice drawings and interesting idea for a roundel.


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