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Continuing this thread, the next donor kit for my WWII den fighter collection will be this, the venerable Otaki "George", (quite a spiffy kit, all things considered). It's so close to painting time, I can't hardly stand it. This will be another attempt at improving on the spinning prop problem.

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Kevin

 

I am SO looking forward to this ONE....I am curious as to you new painting techniques, I mean tricks which has MY CURIOSITY double so I

 

am gonna have to come back and see what you mean.. :evil_laugh:

 

 

Like the scheme as shown in the photo too. :piliot:

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I have an idea I want to use for the illusion of the spinning propeller for the hanging models. I haven't tried it yet but I open it to you and the others if anyone has the time to try it. The old ways were just a thin circle of clear plastic (I was about to say celluloid but that is what we used in 1940's and that would kinda date me) or clear plastic with streaks of concentric circles made by a spinning wire wheel or a block with sandpaper glued to it chucked in a drill.

How about taking a V section of the clear plastic with the lines scratched in them glued onto the trailing edge of each propeller blade? Then try to blend the blade and plastic together in some way, perhaps with paint washes?

I'm way to busy to do it myself since, thanks to the recession and my pisspoor planning I am back at work making money to dig myself out of the hole I am in. Right now I am trying to master a 3D software in my spare time.

Any other ideas?

Stephen

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I have an idea I want to use for the illusion of the spinning propeller for the hanging models. I haven't tried it yet but I open it to you and the others if anyone has the time to try it. The old ways were just a thin circle of clear plastic (I was about to say celluloid but that is what we used in 1940's and that would kinda date me) or clear plastic with streaks of concentric circles made by a spinning wire wheel or a block with sandpaper glued to it chucked in a drill.

How about taking a V section of the clear plastic with the lines scratched in them glued onto the trailing edge of each propeller blade? Then try to blend the blade and plastic together in some way, perhaps with paint washes?

I'm way to busy to do it myself since, thanks to the recession and my pisspoor planning I am back at work making money to dig myself out of the hole I am in. Right now I am trying to master a 3D software in my spare time.

Any other ideas?

Stephen

So far, what I like best is the individual prop blades being depicted, with softly applied paint to give a sort of spinning blur illusion to blades. Obviously one of the problems we have is determining what we think looks best. Looking at photos is not a lot of help, as various shutter speeds create all sorts of interesting images, from a whirling circle, to blades that seem to stand motionless.

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you have many irons in the fire huh!

You going to do that PR Lightning in Haze paint? I've got that build in the cue as well.

 

The scheme you've shown above looks like its right my alley as well!

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you have many irons in the fire huh!

You going to do that PR Lightning in Haze paint? I've got that build in the cue as well.

 

The scheme you've shown above looks like its right my alley as well!

 

Too many Shawn, too many. And yes, the Lightning will be done as synthetic haze paint. If I understand correctly, the F-5E didn't use the real haze paint, so I'll be trying to fake the synthetic scheme.

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Two more for the pile, with many others waiting in the wings, so to speak. Eduard Yak, and Hobbycraft P-40, destined to have Torch markings.

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Kevin,

 

 

This is impressive work form you.I look at this thread and think HOW COOL!! and patient is he but I am sure you are running

 

like a mad man getting things done ..You make it look effortless but I can see that you put a lot of effort and time and hard work into this and

 

it shows in your work..EXEMPLARY work sir... :party0023:

 

Keep up the good work .. :thumbsup:

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Didn't have any really dark green, so I settled for this. Bottom was still a bit sticky, so I couldn't handle model to mask canopy; I just covered with tape and sprayed around it.

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