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bobsyouruncle replied to rossm's topic in WWIIThere are so many variables with the light and shadows when looking at objects in photographs. I came across this 'illusion' about a year or so ago, when discussing F-15C camouflage colours with a decal manufacturer. It's good for showing the effects of surrounding colours on the colour you're trying to pinpoint. I didn't believe it was the same shade until I cut a square of colour from one area and physically moved it onto the other one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checker_shadow_illusion
Thanks everybody! Yes, it's a simple and quick way to check for seams. Just brush on a little metalizer, you don't even have to clean the brush afterwards. I've used the same brush for a year or two now. Just shake up the bottle and load the brush from the lid - this is important, because getting too much of the lacquer can result in eating away at the plastic and just absorbing what's left in the lid is always a safe amount. The Airfix wings are now attached to the Sword fuselage. It took a bit more to convince the plastic to fit than I expected. I ended up detaching the aft portion of the wing and fit it separate. It'll take some putty and sanding to get it all straightened out. In other news, the new hatch has been scribed in the Airfix Mk 24. Now I need to remove the old hatch behind it. Ooooh, I'm realizing that I may need to make some more labels for these three - sorry Ced, I'll get on that.
Biggles87 replied to TonyTiger66's topic in Work in Progress - AircraftHi Tony, just checking in. Page 5 and not very far into the actual build, it looks like one of Ced's epics. I'll go back to the beginning and read it properly now. Cheers John
Workers spent 2,000 hours and used 200 liters of blue paint to complete the task of repainting Sierra Delta in the new Pepsi scheme. The task of transforming Sierra Delta was completed at Air France’s maintenance facility at Paris Orly Airport in strict secrecy, with workers obscuring the completed paint job by covering the jet in brown wrapping paper. So you could do a model Concorde and just wrap it in brown paper Imagine the comments at Telford about that
Martian Hale replied to The Spadgent's topic in Work in Progress - AircraftFalcon/Squadron canopies are excellent and I have found Rob Taurus to be pretty good as well. Martian Clarifying the Clear Parts
nuuumannn replied to nuuumannn's topic in WWIThanks Beardie, the Pup has been added to my site. http://warbirdswalkaround.wixsite.com/warbirds/single-post/2017/03/25/Good-God-man-your-Strutter-has-had-a-Pup I'm thinking of the Snipe next? Or maybe an LVG C VI? US DH-4, perhaps...
Bell209 replied to David Womby's topic in Cold WarIf the RAAF aircraft are any indication, the wheel wells, components and wheels would've been aluminium lacquer. Flight Deck interior was a mix of light tan and the green you mentioned (I have some painting drawings somewhere). Not sure on the props (if they had painted leading edges, they'd have been on both faces) - most C-130s with Hamilton Standard 54H60 props (dash numbers varied between models and operators) had electrically heated leading edge boots at the blade roots which were black, like the blade cuffs and were almost indistinguishable from the cuff itself. The RAF ones may have had an additional de-ice boot along the leading edges - I very much doubt it was paint.
dogsbody replied to Vadim's topic in Work in Progress - AircraftSwordfish weathering pic: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205188676 Chris
Calling all Spitfire experts..... What period were the port wings of Spitfires painted black? Was this applied at the factory, or while in service? Also, once the decision to chance to sky undersides was made, were black wings overpainted, or was it left to attrition and replacements to ring in the changes? Secondly, from what date/serial was IFF a standard fit? (Basically, I'm trying to figure out how to build/paint Spit R6835 of 603 Sqn as at late Aug 1940....) Thanks in advance John
limeypilot replied to tonyot's topic in Ready for Inspection - AircraftYet another beautifully finished model from the Tonyot bench. Absolutely gorgeous! Ian
stevehnz replied to limeypilot's topic in Work in Progress - AircraftFanflippingtastic Ian. For once awesome is the right word when applied to the job you've done on this. Steve.
Superb NMF, and I do agree about the MiG-15 looking good. Also, thanks a lot for the application tips! Quoting Dazey above – are thos Gunze metallics acrylic or solven based? Excellent modelling! Kind regards, Joachim
What a monster! Fantastic build, from all respects! I'd almost say 'fanatic' build… ;-) A minor maybe nit pick: a bit hard to see from the photos, but it looks like the aft pointing arm of the wing crosses is covering the aileron gap? In that case, easy to remedy with a quick scalpel cut… Amazing modelling. Kind regards, Joachim
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