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#31 Clunkmeister

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 05:45 AM

The thing about WW1 stuff like this is that despite all the writing on these, with the possible exceptions of Albatros, Sopwith, Fokker, and other very popular and well researched fighters with surviving unrestored examples, there is scant real information on color and finish onboard these aircraft. Even external colorations are often guesswork, and even unrestored examples have very faded and old paint, so...

What could be seen as a handicap suddenly becomes a huge advantage. Let your artistic side out. Go to town, (within limits, of course). Who's gonna tell you you're wrong? ;)

Try that with an Su-27 or F-15, and you'll be slow roasted over an open coal fire on a spit, complete with an apple in your mouth, but with these, you're just as correct as the next guy. Just GUESS.

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 04:16 PM

Your woodworking looks fantastic, Ernie!


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 04:28 PM

Thanks Bill. Coming from a master such as yourself, that's a serious compliment.


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 05:26 PM

Thats looking great - top notch! I was thinking when or if I ever get to my build if there was any way the cover over the engineering area could be left as a removable piece to show all that interior goodness off but I fear the rigging probably makes that iffy...


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 06:37 PM

Nice wood effect! May I ask how you replicated it?


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 06:39 PM

Looking good Ernie. I totally agree about the freedom you have with the WNW kits. Not much out there to tell you you're wrong. I find it really interesting trying to replicate all the different materials they used in building these planes. After spending a lot of the weekend rigging my DFW I would say don't let that prevent you from enjoying one these kits. Really not that bad.

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 08:36 PM

Thanks, Jay. Coming from you, it means alot


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 08:39 PM

On how to replicate wood effects,.. I'm a poor tutor, but I gave a quick point by point idea back in the thread a ways.   Just accept that you'll need to use artist oil paints and either Liquin or Japan Drier over future and your base light tan color. Make sure you have a STILL and SHORY wide, flat, squared off brush


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 08:46 PM

Petrov, I'm not sure it's a possibility. I played with the idea, and my feelings are that it's right at the highest stress point of the model: the center section, and compromising it in any way would be the kiss of death.

I suppose one possibility would be just to frame up the top and leave the skin off...


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 11:55 PM

Martin, regarding humble. I'd rather be humble and decent, than be cocky and mean. ;)

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 12:16 AM

Nice wood work.


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 02:15 AM

 Holy cow!

 

You, Sir, are very good.  :wow:


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 02:19 AM

Dale, you're too kind, maybe the drugs giving you hallucinations thinking work is better than it is? :)

Love ya buddy, be safe, and thanks again. :)
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Posted 15 November 2016 - 02:52 AM

Dale, you're too kind, maybe the drugs giving you hallucinations thinking work is better than it is? :)

Love ya buddy, be safe, and thanks again. :)

 

Mate I am really stoked looking at those photos. I can discern quality in art quite well. Were I to compare you with a drummer, that drummer would be in demand for sessions and tours.

 

I plan on stealing as many of your techniques as I can. ;)


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 02:54 AM

Careful Dale, cupcakes head is Already fat enough!....Harv

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