Author Topic: Me 323 & B707, blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.  (Read 186637 times)

Offline Tophe

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I went into Clader because those colors really existed :
And for this weird Tupolev, would you say that the Russians took the Best of the West, or the Worst of the West? ;)

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I went into Clader because those colors really existed :
And for this weird Tupolev, would you say that the Russians took the Best of the West, or the Worst of the West? ;)
Yes!

Offline ericr

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I went into Clader because those colors really existed :
And for this weird Tupolev, would you say that the Russians took the Best of the West, or the Worst of the West? ;)

I personally do like Calder  ;) and I came back to modelling, after having stopped for many years, because I wanted to try to map his pattern for DC8 on a 1/72 B707  ;D


Offline Tophe

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And for this weird Tupolev, would you say that the Russians took the Best of the West, or the Worst of the West? ;)
Yes!
I asked A or else B and got as answer: Yes... Ahem, I will not precise my question as "A and not B" or else "B and not A", because I guess the answer will still be Yes! this is funny as this model, just the right answer applying to it... ;)

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Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #574 on: May 05, 2016, 04:27:42 AM »

who told me something about the Buccaneeer associated with a Coke bottle?

it ran through my mind, and came out, when I extracted from my stash a Revell/Matchbox Buccaneer and a metal bottle of Coke, in the form of this hybrid :








the cokckpit, by the way, is from a TA4 Skyhawk I floatplanized some time ago.

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Re: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #575 on: May 05, 2016, 04:48:21 PM »
Great! A very fat man/woman could pilot it!  ;)

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Re: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #576 on: May 05, 2016, 05:04:16 PM »
To quote a term used in aviation circles - "Looks a bit draggy."

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Re: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #577 on: May 06, 2016, 04:42:15 AM »
 ;)

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Re: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #578 on: May 06, 2016, 05:21:47 AM »
To quote a term used in aviation circles - "Looks a bit draggy."

and all bottled up.

I'll get me coat...

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Re: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #579 on: May 06, 2016, 04:16:27 PM »
 ;) ;)

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here is what the Buccaneer fuselage became, with wings from the spares box, coming from a Twin Otter
(I still have a fuselage to deal with ...  ;D)








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You continue to impress me with that most challenging of colors, the Dreaded Yellow.

I can only tip my hat to the outstanding result you achieve! What kind of paint did you use and do you have any additional tips or suggestions?

Well done and a very nice compliment to my Sunday morning coffee!

Brian da Basher

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Offline ericr

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thanks!

the yellow is humbrol enamel 69 applied with a simple brush : I am not always as lucky as here  ;)
In this particular case the plastic of both Boccanneer and Twin Otter, Revell reboxings of Matchbox, were light grey, which is the best for yellow. A too clear or white background shows brushstrokes, and dark backgrounds look through ...
Maybe the ultimate tip is to have a light grey primer?


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Many thanks for sharing your secrets to the Dreaded Yellow, ericr!

Unfortunately, I use acrylics, so I may stay challenged. My own research shows that a light gray primer (model masters) works better than either tan or white. One day I should see how sand (lighter than tan) works. I've taken to pouring off a fair bit of excess carrier which seems to help, but I'm not so sure how this info will translate over into the very different world of Enamels.

Gratefully,
Brian da Basher