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flitzer
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Posted: Friday, August 27, 2004 - 02:02 PM UTC
Hi...
first quick pic of PX2004 entry...
This is a trial shot...lighting not ideal.
More soon.


Used the uncompleted dio airstrip base as a trial also.

Thanks
Cheers
Peter
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Posted: Friday, August 27, 2004 - 02:10 PM UTC
Looks good. Looking forward to more.
Merlin
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Posted: Friday, August 27, 2004 - 04:09 PM UTC
Hi Peter

Really neat camouflage scheme!

It might be the lighting, but the tyres look a bit new and shiny... it might be worth trying a matt coat or some pastel dust to take the shine off.

So, you've finished be I've even had a chance to start... you've still got time for another entry! How about it?

All the best

Rowan
flitzer
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Posted: Friday, August 27, 2004 - 04:46 PM UTC
Hi Rowan....

the tyres do look a little shiny...but I think its the angle of the light, it was low as it was late afternoon when I clicked it. I'll give it a look. Morning light seems better after doing the Bv 155 at that time of day.

And yes....I probably will do another...I've already started a Planet 1/72nd (of course...lol) Fw TL Entwurf 3 that fits the bill...it'll be an almost all metal scheme (there's a first time for everything)...camo on wing tops and a little splodgy on the upper fuselage or I'll try the mastic approach.

Cheers
Peter
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flitzer
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Posted: Friday, August 27, 2004 - 06:48 PM UTC
And two more from same photo session....
Will re-shoot in morning light.





Thanks
critic comments more than welcome

Cheers
peter
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flitzer
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Posted: Friday, August 27, 2004 - 08:27 PM UTC
And a black and white...just for fun



Cheers
Peter
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flitzer
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Posted: Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 01:53 PM UTC
Hi again

Quoted Text

It might be the lighting, but the tyres look a bit new and shiny... it might be worth trying a matt coat or some pastel dust to take the shine off.



I've had a bit of a think....if this is a naval plane that would normally be on a carrier would the tyres get that dusty?
In time the salt air would degrade the finish I suppose, but the rubber might still have a slight sheen if the aircraft was not that old?:|

The pic shows it on land but this was a trial for both the aircraft and the dio base.

Cheers
Peter
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Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 03:39 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I've had a bit of a think....if this is a naval plane that would normally be on a carrier would the tyres get that dusty?



Hi Peter,

Probably not... but you've posed it on a runway....

Seriously, I've taken a look at colour shots of carrier-based Corsairs and their tyres look pretty well worn (obviously not muddy).

All the best

Rowan
flitzer
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Posted: Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 03:58 PM UTC
Hi again...
you are probably right Rowan.
I've looked again at the top pic and if you look at the light on the fuselage, I think its the light thats adding a shiny effect to the tyres.
I can add another dull coat to them...wouldn't do any harm.
I too looked at some carrier pics and all the planes' tyres look pretty matt, except one which looks similar to the top pic here...maybe newer tyres on that kite...lol.

Cheers
Peter
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flitzer
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Posted: Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 04:11 PM UTC
Hi again...
you are probably right Rowan.
I've looked again at the top pic and if you look at the light on the fuselage, I think its the light thats adding a shiny effect to the tyres.
I can add another dull coat to them...wouldn't do any harm.
I too looked at some carrier pics and all the planes' tyres look pretty matt, except one which looks similar to the top pic here...maybe newer tyres on that kite...lol.

Cheers
Peter
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flitzer
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2004 - 02:51 PM UTC
Due to the results of the Metalcote test in Painting and Airbrushing, I will definitely give an all-metal scheme a go on the Fw TL Entwurf 3 second PX entry.

Wish me luck..lol.

Cheers
Peter
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2004 - 03:27 PM UTC
hi Peter,
glad to see you could find a chance to finish a model when making banners for all of us.
nice build and very nice paintwork. how you did the antenna wire? streching sprue by heating or something else?
congrats
Major_Goose
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2004 - 05:22 PM UTC
Well Pete besides nice banners u also paint awsome lil planes. I like the cammo work a lot lot.
Bravo for your inspiration and execution

Costas
flitzer
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2004 - 06:00 PM UTC
Thanks guys...
Doing the camo is my favourite part.
But I've still a way to go with weathering and detail work.
Practice, practice, practice.


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how you did the antenna wire? streching sprue by heating or something else?



It's very fine invisible nylon thread...sewing stuff.
I've taken to using small sewing needles for the anchor points. I pin-vice drilled little holes and superglued the cut down needles into them. Then with a great deal of patience threaded the nylon thread through the protruding eye, knotted and superglued it into place. When dry trimmed off any excess thread.

Cheers and thanks again.
Peter
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