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Offline Robomog

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A Tiger moth coloured Tiger moth
« on: June 09, 2021, 03:02:38 AM »
Hi all

Throwing my brightly coloured hat into the ring,  I have some 1 to 1 scale real world decorating and home improvements to do so i may not finish this one.

Time will tell..........

So here is the starting point

by Robomog, on Flickr

Its the old mould circa 1957 (which is only three years younger than me ! ) and its showing its age, more of that later.

I'm going to try and make it look something like this -

by Robomog, on Flickr

So not especially whiffy but nonetheless a bit different, and yes, I am confronting my orange paint nemesis but, and it's a big but here, it is NOT day-glo !

More when it happens......

Mog
>^-.-^<



« Last Edit: June 10, 2021, 04:39:55 AM by Robomog »
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Offline GTX_Admin

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Re: A Tigermoth coloured Tigermoth
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 03:10:13 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Offline ericr

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Re: A Tigermoth coloured Tigermoth
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2021, 03:18:26 AM »

wonderful idea !  :smiley:

Offline apophenia

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Re: A Tigermoth coloured Tigermoth
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2021, 03:48:59 AM »
That is dead clever  :smiley:  The orange does look quite toned-down. But those spots! Fabulous  ;D
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Offline Buzzbomb

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Re: A Tigermoth coloured Tigermoth
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2021, 06:48:33 AM »
Like the idea

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Re: A Tigermoth coloured Tigermoth
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2021, 02:10:28 AM »
More of a Tiger than a Tigermoth but still some inspiration for you:

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline Robomog

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Re: A Tiger moth coloured Tiger moth
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2021, 05:30:58 AM »
Mmmmm Tiger Stripes.  Niiiice........

Very tempted but it would take me a long time to replicate the tigers head  ;)

Mog
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Offline Robomog

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Re: A Tiger moth coloured Tiger moth
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2021, 08:37:50 PM »
Here we go again, as you can see from the pics it's a pretty basic kit with no cockpit detail whatsoever and no cockpit glazing, something I shall have to address later

I'm not usually  one for putting pilots into kits or doing much internal detail as most of it is lost once you put the canopy on, especially in 1/72 scale. But seeing as this is an open cockpit I thought I had better do something as it would look quite Spartan otherwise.

by Robomog, on Flickr

So here are the parts, considering the age of the mould the amount of flash is not excessive but I'm sure the fit is not going to be good, we shall see......

by Robomog, on Flickr

I've sourced some seats that I am adapting to fit and started forming the control  panel.


Thanks for looking..........

Mog
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Offline Robomog

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Re: A Tiger moth coloured Tiger moth
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2021, 07:11:03 AM »
 Hi all

A bit more progress, the seats and control panels are complete and as this is a sort of demonstrator I've given it a posh walnut dashboard.

by Robomog, on Flickr

I've also added a compass each and seatbelts.

The fuselage is now stitched up and things dont look too bad .

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

Once I've sorted out the join lines it's onto the wings.........

More when it happens...........

Mog
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: A Tiger moth coloured Tiger moth
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2021, 10:15:50 AM »
I know of a tiger moth-painted Tiger Moth!
dsc04970_49524102126_o by Zac Yates, on Flickr
dsc05040_49524325747_o by Zac Yates, on Flickr
dsc05044_49523591393_o by Zac Yates, on Flickr
dsc05050_49524107626_o by Zac Yates, on Flickr

Photos by me, October 2007.
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

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Offline Robomog

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Re: A Tiger moth coloured Tiger moth
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2021, 06:04:24 PM »
Doh !  There was me thinking I was doing something original  :icon_surprised: 

slimed by reality again !

Nice pics though did you take them ? :smiley:

Mog
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