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rob Lyttle

silver planes

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Hi all.

I'm keen on bare metal planes, and I've been using sticky back aluminium foil for a while.

Can't stand doing muddy camouflage splodges on lovely planes!

Silver paint seldom delivers a result for me (though I did get a happy outcome with humbrol 191 and pencil lead shavings rubbed on)

Any body else out there working with foil tape?

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Wecome Rob. I use foil tape but only on very shiny things like Lightning intakes. I look forward to seeing your work.

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Well I'm slow on the uptake when it comes to techy things, but I'll see what I can manage to post.

Recent acquisition is the airfix Martin b57 Canberra 1'48.

I'm weighing up my options, like the walkabout gallery here! Nice version with dayglow panels...

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So close to getting a photo on here. Just one more trick to work out....!

They make it sound so dam easy!

http://photobucket.com/share/links?u=http%3A%2F%2Fs1347.photobucket.com%2Fuser%2FRob_Lyttle%2Fmedia%2FIMG_20160201_233418_zpshaafdggj.jpg.html%3Fsort%3D3%26o%3D3

Nope... that's not it' 

 

 

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You need select the tab in the lower right corner of your post, marked "insert other media". Then select "insert image from URL" and you will get a dialogue box which you should copy your link into. Finally, select "insert into post".

 

You should get this:

IMG_20160201_233418_zpshaafdggj.jpg

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FB_IMG_1475445378249_zpsqn1qllbh.jpgYEAH HHHHHH!

Now, what was it I did?…...

Edited by rob Lyttle
insert picture

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IMG_201612348_112338

So this is a F4J  I did a while back.

 Now I know the US Navy painted them, and salt water wouldn't be too kind on the Ali, but I love the look. Real pretty plane.

PS.enroled on flickr instead of P.bucket- seems to work better for me for pasting pics. Or maybe I'm turning into a whizzkid boffin...?

Edited by rob Lyttle
correction...F4J

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Looks like you cracked it rob ,i like the trumpet, used to ride lambrettas myself series 2 they were......😴days gone by eh 

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Any advice on creating this dayglow orange effect?

Love the look of this for me B57.

Looks like it's on grey fuse though. 

B57 nose / cockpit . dayglow

 

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Rob pray tell how did you get the picture of the triumph in the circle under your name 🤔

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Hi, Rob.

 

I can't recommend a particular paint or brand for the very bright orange, but I can provide a bit of advice. Use a good under-coat of yellow before you put on the orange - the yellow should really make the top-coat "ping". 

 

Hope this helps. 

 

Chris. 

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Hewy, I used to have a triumph tiger 100, long gone now.

Friend sent me a pic on Facebook, found on the web somewhere, and I saved it as it looks so familiar (and cool).

Now,top of forums/ new members is "put a face to your name".

I think it's in there somewhere, can't really remember. But instead of posting A mugshot I picked the ole iron horse instead. Prettier... I was in the USA about 1980, and found a kit of a T100 with the fonze from Happy Days about 1/12 scale.Fonze was a bit poor, but the bike reminded me of what I had parked up at home.

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Hewy

"important new members please read" on forums,  wasn't there an option when you started writing a intro?

Talk about the blind leading....😃

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This is the Canberra airframe I'm working on.

IMG_20170114_124855_zpskva8gu2l.jpglost the knack of pasting pics, so this is a little miracle in itself!

Working on the orange/red panels now, with a yellow undercoat. Good advice....

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