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Aces High – Blood Red Sky’s Plog by CommodoreRob (22 posts)

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  • Avatar Image commodorerob2048p said 1 week, 2 days ago:

    Greetings so a break from my other projects, and a journey back in time to when I was but a nipper building model aeroplanes. Specificly the plane all young boys fall for the Spitfire :-) So I just had to get a copy of Warlords Blood Red Sky’s… So at Salute I picked up

    Blood Red Skies Battle vof Britain starter
    The Japanese expansion
    The American expansion
    Plus a couple of Aces

    So here is my journey, but as has become customary in my plogs a bit of Music to get us in the Mood.

    So on with the pictures

    First up the prep, these were not too bad had to heat the wings a bit and a little bit of mould lines but not to bad

    I was going to go with can grey primer but did not have any in a can and so could not be bothered getting my air brush out…how lazy am I?

    Then onto the colour scheme I chose the Early war scheme as it was the first scheme I ever painted a model with…as I said a trip down memory lane

    So anyways next step is the markings… Gulp

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  • Avatar Image mbbelius42p said 1 week, 2 days ago:

    Looking forward to this plog – I picked up Blood Red Skies myself at Salute so keen to see what you do with this ????

  • Avatar Image benc251p said 1 week, 2 days ago:

    Picked up BRS at Salute, had one play through of the Dogfight scenario with @Gri3elda (the delightful Mrs) and it’s a great game.

    I’ve got some RAF & Luftwaffe paint sets on the way so maybe I’ll take inspiration from Rob and plog it.

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  • Avatar Image commodorerob2048p said 1 week, 2 days ago:

    @benc excellent there really needs to be a bootcamp for this game … @warzan hint hint

  • Avatar Image seldon91932p said 1 week, 2 days ago:

    Great progress! How much have you got to paint?

  • Avatar Image seldon91932p said 1 week, 2 days ago:

    I’m assuming you’ve ordered the aircraft carrier they had for the demo at Salute ;)

  • Avatar Image commodorerob2048p said 1 week, 2 days ago:

    @seldon9 not yet…can’t justify that quite

    I have 26 aircraft to paint not many :-)

  • Avatar Image commodorerob2048p said 1 week ago:

    Ok a little update on how this project is going, I have now painted all six of the spitfires in the core box to the level in my pictures so there is not a lot more to see except 6 of the same with varying patterns. I have started to really think about how to do the Markings I was originally going to paint them on but using masks but my experiments on this have failed. I then decided to go with the traditional route and order some waterslide decals… would you believe it it seems that unless I want to pay £15 a sheet plus postage and packing then there are no 1/200 scale decals currently available for sale, they have all sold out… so what to do well I am still considering my options but currently it is looking like I may experiment with printing my own. the other option is to look for pre-cut masks.

  • Avatar Image torros4378p said 1 week ago:

    Have you tried Skytrex @commodorerob ?

  • Avatar Image jamesevans140978p said 1 week ago:

    If you own a bubble jet printer why not print off your own water slide decals? A number of companies produce sub a4 water slide paper that either has clear or white backing. Testers make a spray on sealant that gives your decals some body, the more coats you use the thicker your decals are.

  • Avatar Image benc251p said 1 week ago:

    I found some 1:200 RAF & LW decals from a seller on eBay. Only about a fiver. They are printed by the seller but are of a good enough quality. At work atm so will find the details later for you.

  • Avatar Image commodorerob2048p said 1 week ago:

    @benc cheers all the sellers I checked on eBay have seem to be out of stock.

    @torros yep they don’t have what I am looking for

    @jamesevans140 Ian going to experiment with my inkjet printer and see how it works :-)

  • Avatar Image commanderkaiser229p said 1 week ago:

    Looking great Rob, all these post about the game in here are tempting me massively.

  • Avatar Image benc251p said 1 week ago:


    The vendor I used was ‘Mehusla’. Due to stock I has to buy a set of RAF decals that cover 1/144 and 1/200. It has wing roundels, fuselage roundels (yellow outer ring) and vertical stabiliser markings. No fuselage ID lettering. The sheet in question is YK-63-5.

  • Avatar Image commodorerob2048p said 1 week ago:

    Cheers @benc I was looking at those will order some I think.

    This is where I am up to