1:100 Stonewell/Bellcom VF-1J (Block 5 with MLU update) “Valkyrie”; aircraft “ET 240” of the U.N. Spacy SVF-201 “Flying Shamrocks”; Magadan Air Base, late 2017 (modified ARII kit) - WiP
Painting and markings:
Green! This became the theme that would make the idea of RAL 1000 as basic color tolerable. I settled for a uniform livery, inspired by a profile found in a source book (even though it was be basically blue). I wanted a somewhat plausible and convincing look.
Basic painting was done with brushes and most of the trim in bright green and white was done with generic decal sheet material. A tedious process, but in the end a convenient solution. Some very light post-shading (with Humbrol 90) was done, shifting the overall RAL 1000 into a more greenish direction.
The decals and stencils come mostly from the OOB sheet, but some individual markings were gathered from the scrap box. For instance, the green clovers on the fins’ outsides come from a Hasegawa Ki-61, while the USN-style code “ET” on the fins’ insides are tactical letter codes from an RAF SEPECAT Jaguar.