Are kill markings in-appropriate?

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Are kill markings in-appropriate?

Postby kiwi4agze » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:58 pm

I want to put either some German or japanese kill markings on my P-40 but have been warned against this as it can be deemed "in-appropriate" and offensive to some.

As a general cross section of the population (tho mostly males and tom-boys).

As there was a BF-109 in queenstown with english and commonweath kill markings which was told to remove them if he was to be in any airshows.

Would you as members of the public find it offensive??
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Postby MrOizo » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:03 pm

I can see it being offensive but wouldn’t it be like not acknowledging that wars have ever happened?
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Postby RomanV » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:06 pm

It's a war plane.

They were used to kill people.

People need to suck it up!

Be glad it's not firing a rocket at you :P
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Postby Lith » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:15 pm

I'd lean towards it being inappropriate, especially weighing it up against necessity. I can't see what function it'd serve beyond being a windup for Japanese and Germans and a discredit to true war heros on both sides of the fence, its not a restoration of how the P-40s were originally constructed and within decent taste or not - the markings were an actual indication of battle successes that individual pilot/plane had in war risking their very real lives and taking other very real lives in the process.

Guess it depends on whether you are celebrating engineering, or bloodshed.
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Postby MrOizo » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:17 pm

When i was in Pearl Harbour there were hundreds of Japanese tourists and they weren't moaning about the flags on the USS Bowfin. Majority were Japanese and if anyone was to moan, it should be them!
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Postby Lith » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:20 pm

Different from what I am saying, that thing was ACTUALLY in the war - its a piece of history from what was very real at the time. This machine is just an expensive model toy.
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Re: Are kill markings in-appropriate?

Postby Mr Revhead » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:20 pm

kiwi4agze wrote:
As there was a BF-109 in queenstown with english and commonweath kill markings which was told to remove them if he was to be in any airshows.


Probably because there would have been people there who saw it happen first hand.

How about some fake humour ones? Maybe you could have Honda badges as kill symbols? or $ signs? lol
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Re: Are kill markings in-appropriate?

Postby Lith » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:24 pm

Mr Revhead wrote:How about some fake humour ones? Maybe you could have Honda badges as kill symbols? or $ signs? lol


Awesome :D
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Postby duddley » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:39 pm

Are you making your plane a replica of a certain p40? I would put the markings on as thats what the real planes had.
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Postby d1 mule » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:48 pm

should only have markings if its a genuine WWII plane, not a replica.

you or the plane hasn't killed anyone thus you / the plane havn't earned kill markings
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Postby kiwi4agze » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:27 pm

Thanks guys keep the comments comming, its very intresting to find out.

I agree with the whole "the p-40 didnt shoot them down so it doesnt deserve them" but in the same respect it does make the plane more "period"
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Postby deaf_rattle » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:28 pm

lots of models have those decals, i dont find them offensive.
i thought about doin something similar for my car.

I say, if you want to do it, do it.

example, my brother made an appropriate stand for his model of the bismarck
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Postby rollaholic » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:11 pm

models is one thing... an actual aeroplane, thats a bit different. my first thought was who cares, but then i read liths comment and changed my mind! well said sir.
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Postby FLAWLES » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:00 pm

i see in your bulid thread you state this is a 75% replica?
does that mean teh other 25% may or may not have genuine serial numbered parts out of a real p-40?

if yes

go for gold with the badging of the kill markings, providing serial numbers fly in a war plane and not in some polit training aircraft?

just throwing it out there
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Postby Mad Murphy » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:07 pm

Don't see what's wrong with reminding the Germans and Japanese that we beat them good and proper.
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Postby kiwi4agze » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:15 pm

FLAWLES wrote:i see in your bulid thread you state this is a 75% replica?
does that mean teh other 25% may or may not have genuine serial numbered parts out of a real p-40?

if yes

go for gold with the badging of the kill markings, providing serial numbers fly in a war plane and not in some polit training aircraft?

just throwing it out there


75% is the scale, its 75% the size of a real p40. it will maybe have 2% real parts
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Postby FLAWLES » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:19 pm

kiwi4agze wrote:
FLAWLES wrote:i see in your bulid thread you state this is a 75% replica?
does that mean teh other 25% may or may not have genuine serial numbered parts out of a real p-40?

if yes

go for gold with the badging of the kill markings, providing serial numbers fly in a war plane and not in some polit training aircraft?

just throwing it out there


75% is the scale, its 75% the size of a real p40. it will maybe have 2% real parts


oh i see........in that case i have to apologies and say no i think its not a good idea

but i cant not wait for your thread updates!,
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Postby Mr Revhead » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:24 pm

rollaholic wrote:models is one thing... an actual aeroplane, thats a bit different. my first thought was who cares, but then i read liths comment and changed my mind! well said sir.


Yeah same here
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Postby kiwi4agze » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:50 pm

thanks, please keep the answers comming.
i am leaning towards no as well noe
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Postby deaf_rattle » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:55 pm

bullwinkle? dont be a pussy!
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