Author Topic: Airbus A310/A400 Un-prepared Airfield Airliner  (Read 18312 times)

Offline kerick

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Re: Airbus A310/A400 Un-prepared Airfield Airliner
« Reply #165 on: June 23, 2019, 11:22:13 AM »
This has not progressed very much at all these last few days, my mind is in a bit of a fog most of the time, something I was told could happen with the meds I was put on. Kills the pain pretty good, but then not much else gets done afterwards ----

I'll make an effort to get as much done as I can before the end of the GB though, this is a project I want to finish.

I got off the opioids as soon as I could. They do mess with a personís head after a while.

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Airbus A310/A400 Un-prepared Airfield Airliner
« Reply #166 on: June 23, 2019, 10:32:09 PM »
Thanks guys, I have the post-op appointment on Wednesday so hopefully I get some good news ---

Offline Robomog

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Re: Airbus A310/A400 Un-prepared Airfield Airliner
« Reply #167 on: June 24, 2019, 05:46:19 AM »
Self first, models second, compadre!

Sage words from OW,  wishing you a speedy recovery

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Offline kerick

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Re: Airbus A310/A400 Un-prepared Airfield Airliner
« Reply #168 on: June 24, 2019, 12:14:38 PM »
Self first, models second, compadre!

Sage words from OW,  wishing you a speedy recovery

Mog
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What they said!

Feel better soon!

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Airbus A310/A400 Un-prepared Airfield Airliner
« Reply #169 on: June 24, 2019, 10:35:35 PM »
Thanks again --- I'll have to admit, even though the surgeon explained what he was going to do, and how, and what the aftereffects could be, I still didn't really know what to expect in terms of how I feel with it now -- it's been an eye opener that's for sure. And the surgeon wants to talk to me about an ankle replacement ----  :icon_crap:

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Airbus A310/A400 Un-prepared Airfield Airliner
« Reply #170 on: June 28, 2019, 07:59:32 AM »
The appointment went well, the surgeon was very pleased how the ankle has responded and recovered so far. I go to see him again in a couple of months.

On the project build side, I think I've nailed the blue colour ---- This is the result of the second coat I've trialed after sanding the first coat down then applying the second. I'll wet&dry sand it again and do another coat.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Airbus A310/A400 Un-prepared Airfield Airliner
« Reply #171 on: June 28, 2019, 02:31:38 PM »
Looks close but it's a bit hard to be sure with a shaded vs sunlit comparison. :smiley:
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Airbus A310/A400 Un-prepared Airfield Airliner
« Reply #172 on: June 28, 2019, 10:02:53 PM »
Yes, when I first started to do this project I wasn't working at the airport (YYC), I did lots of image searches and what you see in the photos is all shades, ranging from a medium or almost pale blue to a blue that's almost a black/blue. But Canadian North have a hanger/charter terminal at YYC and during my time there, had the opportunity to get very close to their aircraft due to the nature of my job. Close being as in less than 50ft away. The shade when you can see it that close is what I'm trying to achieve, it has a chrome finish to the blue which is more like the Humbrol French Blue with a very shiny finish. I actually have the exact paint code for it that the maintenance manager sent me after I had written to Canadian North to see if they had a colour chip I could use to get some paint mixed. Using the code would be the correct way to go but there was a problem, I could only buy it in 5gal pails, with a minimum of a pallet of pails   :-\  (not sure how many pails that would be). Even with my plan on building a couple of 1/72 737s that they operated to go with this build, I'd be lucky if I used a quarter of a pint for all three   ;D

Here's another photo of a real one
« Last Edit: June 28, 2019, 10:05:13 PM by kitnut617 »

Offline kerick

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Re: Airbus A310/A400 Un-prepared Airfield Airliner
« Reply #173 on: June 28, 2019, 10:42:41 PM »
Sometimes you just have to go with the Mk 1 eyeball. This has been a great project to see come together. I know the paint job will be great.

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Airbus A310/A400 Un-prepared Airfield Airliner
« Reply #174 on: June 29, 2019, 01:45:21 AM »
I was thinking it might need to be lightened up, but then I took it outside as we have a glorious sunny day today. Low and behold, it changed shade in the sun and looks just like some of the real world photos of the scheme. RESULT!

Offline Robomog

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Re: Airbus A310/A400 Un-prepared Airfield Airliner
« Reply #175 on: June 29, 2019, 05:53:04 AM »
I thought it looked pretty close in the pics

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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Airbus A310/A400 Un-prepared Airfield Airliner
« Reply #176 on: July 03, 2019, 07:13:47 AM »
Major PSR session today, tomorrow's plan is to get some primer on the whole thing.

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Re: Airbus A310/A400 Un-prepared Airfield Airliner
« Reply #177 on: July 04, 2019, 02:56:27 AM »
Go kitnut, go!

As bad as Major PSR is, his superior, Col. Carpet Monster is worse.

I'll get me coat...
 ;D
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Airbus A310/A400 Un-prepared Airfield Airliner
« Reply #178 on: July 04, 2019, 09:44:20 PM »
Cheers Brian --- but rain has prevented me going outside to spray the primer on (my planned spray booth is not operational). And it's supposed to rain until Saturday --   :-X

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Airbus A310/A400 Un-prepared Airfield Airliner
« Reply #179 on: July 15, 2019, 03:54:34 AM »
I'm sorry everyone, but this hasn't been finished   :(   and it was going quite well too ---  :icon_crap: