Are kill markings in-appropriate?

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Are kill markings in-appropriate?

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Postby kiwi4agze » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:03 pm

it was going to be either a flying tiger replica or a saaf tank buster in the middle east...

maybe it doesnt need kill marks
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Postby Looonie » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:15 am

Wait till Sunday and paint little frogs on the side as your kill markings.

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Postby 91 ZERO » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:13 pm

If it is a replica of an actual fighter from the war that did have the kill markings on it - ie. same colour scheme/serial number etc, then yeah sure, as you are effectively re-creating a memory from history.

If it's not going to be an actual accurate looking replica of an actual plane, personally I wouldn't say it would be inappropriate as such, but to me wouldn't seem "right" and would be annoyed only as it would not be accurate.

The reason I think that, by putting it another way... eg. the swastika was obviously the symbol of Nazism during the war, and was stamped on virtually every German aircraft/tank/warship during the war and nowadays symbolizes the evil regime that it was, the symbol that signified the murder of millions of non-combatants. Now, if you were to build a replica BF-109, would you paint a swastika on it - of course you would! Would you think it "inappropriate" by seeing a BF-109 with the swastika on it at an airshow - of course not!

My point is, symbols such as the "rising sun" signifying the successful kill of a Japanese aircraft on the side of an allied aircraft, or the swastika on the side of a german aircraft, are totally acceptable. Just do it correctly, and accurately - not just for the sake of doing it.

If however you were to put either of these symbols on your tshirt, THAT would definately be seen as distastful.

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Postby pc » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:50 pm

Don't try to modify the re-telling of history cos it seems too harsh for today's PC world.
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