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14 hours ago, nmayhew said:

very useful information Alfonso.

 

what colour were the canvas covers - just a sort of beige (canvas??:doh:) colour?

 

Wish I knew/had an answer I can say is 100% for that!

I would "GUESS" on a -1"A" maybe some type of boneish to a very pale gray canvas and not sure if they may have got painted???

 

If for any other reason than to just acknowledge the exisistance of "canvas" and change the tone and treatment of the canvas panel, you know like on a fabric surface, but this has a zipper!! RANT over! LOL

 

GOURGEOUS WORK John!!

Edited by Kaeone57

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Oh and to be clear on the canvas panel, it's the whole rectangle. The zipper is for the thumbnail shaped "door".

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John, i am speechless!! What a great build!! i really love the ''in scale'' weathering!!! Not too light, not too heavy, really to the point!!! I wish i can make mine half as good as you do!!!

 

John

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Thanks for the comments!  Especially the insight about the canvas in wheel well sidewalls.  Couldn't respond or update since I was on a trip to Texas over the weekend.

 

Before I left for my trip, I had glued the top and the bottom of the center wings together.
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There were some tiny gaps around the cooler intakes that I filled with White Milliput.
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Per the comments by Alfonso, the canvas side panels in the wheel wells were painted in a couple different shades of tan/buff and the square block on the rear wall has been painted brown.
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10 hours ago, Thunnus said:

Thanks for the comments!  Especially the insight about the canvas in wheel well sidewalls.  Couldn't respond or update since I was on a trip to Texas over the weekend.

 

Before I left for my trip, I had glued the top and the bottom of the center wings together.
IMG-5629.jpg

 

There were some tiny gaps around the cooler intakes that I filled with White Milliput.
IMG-5637.jpg
IMG-5642.jpg

 

Per the comments by Alfonso, the canvas side panels in the wheel wells were painted in a couple different shades of tan/buff and the square block on the rear wall has been painted brown.
IMG-5640.jpg
IMG-5638.jpg

Lovely work! The only time I have seen the colour of the canavas panels is on the Yeovilton Corsair, and then only the inside of the them as the outside is painted the same colour as the wheel well. Your colour is pretty much the same as the inside (maybe a little darker and browner), but I suspect the outside was simply painted, rather than being masked off when the well was painted. I will try an scan the pictures from the Corsair book later.

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16 hours ago, joker said:

Just wondering about your photography setup, looks great and pin sharp.

 

Thanks,

 

Peter

 

Right now, I am using a buggy Canon S100, which is a compact digital camera.  A few days ago, it developed a couple of problems and now has trouble focusing and I have to manually adjust my exposure compensation on every shot.  I've reset the camera and installed new firmware but the problem persists so I've already ordered a replacement... Canon S110.  These are older cameras so I'm picking them up used on EBay for less than $100.  I like this particular line of cameras because it allows me to shoot in RAW.  All of my photos are shot in RAW and processed in Lightroom.  I have three desk lamps (two on articulated arms) to help direct light.  I also have a portable light box that I use for some of the shots...

 

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3 hours ago, thammond65 said:

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This shows the original colour on the inside of the canvas zip panel. The outside is GSB though. 

 

Thank you so much for this information!  Hmmm... I can see that the upper right corner of the canvas panel being in a lighter non-blue color.  I'll have to think about whether I want to make any more changes to the color of these panels. 

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The landing gear and gear wells look superb! Would you mind explaining step by step how you achieved this realistic looking weathering? EDIT: Just read the whole thread and realized that you have explained your paint process in detail. Thanks! The tiny stains were added by a sponge. And the chipping was achieved by using chipping fluid. 

 

Did you use dry pastels on the tire or was it a wash? 

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26 minutes ago, VintageEagle said:

The landing gear and gear wells look superb! Would you mind explaining step by step how you achieved this realistic looking weathering? EDIT: Just read the whole thread and realized that you have explained your paint process in detail. Thanks! The tiny stains were added by a sponge. And the chipping was achieved by using chipping fluid. 

 

Did you use dry pastels on the tire or was it a wash? 

 

Thanks! Correct on the weathering of the landing gear.  I also added some brownish stains very sparingly along various joints and junctions using an AK Enamel Wash (Engine Oil, I think).

 

For the tires, I threw a bit of everything.  First, the the tires were sprayed dark brown/grey.  I sprayed the contact surfaces a lighter tan/brown color.  I then played around with applying some dry pastels to the wear surfaces but I always seemed to be wiping off the pastels whenever I touched the tires.  So after sealing with a flat coat, I used a wet pastel wash to further stain the outer rim of the tires.

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13 hours ago, Thunnus said:

 

Right now, I am using a buggy Canon S100, which is a compact digital camera.  A few days ago, it developed a couple of problems and now has trouble focusing and I have to manually adjust my exposure compensation on every shot.  I've reset the camera and installed new firmware but the problem persists so I've already ordered a replacement... Canon S110.  These are older cameras so I'm picking them up used on EBay for less than $100.  I like this particular line of cameras because it allows me to shoot in RAW.  All of my photos are shot in RAW and processed in Lightroom.  I have three desk lamps (two on articulated arms) to help direct light.  I also have a portable light box that I use for some of the shots...

 

IMG_5247.jpg

 

 

 

Thank you so much for this information!  Hmmm... I can see that the upper right corner of the canvas panel being in a lighter non-blue color.  I'll have to think about whether I want to make any more changes to the color of these panels. 

 

Not to shoot anyone in the "canvas" boot,LOL... But that pic of the glossy sea blue example clearly shows tape masking on the canvas... Not just 'cause I mentioned it but I think you're safe as is on your rendition! Nice work on the canvas/zipper paint but you forgot to scratch the zipper itself! Lol

 

Gorgeous Work Bro, Really! Just a suggestion...I think the wood block could get get some rub marks on it though to simulate some tire rub on its center, no?

 

Alfonso, the Corsair Pornaghrapher! LOL

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On 5/27/2019 at 3:25 PM, Thunnus said:

Thanks for the comments!  Especially the insight about the canvas in wheel well sidewalls.  Couldn't respond or update since I was on a trip to Texas over the weekend.

 

Before I left for my trip, I had glued the top and the bottom of the center wings together.
IMG-5629.jpg

 

There were some tiny gaps around the cooler intakes that I filled with White Milliput.
IMG-5637.jpg
IMG-5642.jpg

 

Per the comments by Alfonso, the canvas side panels in the wheel wells were painted in a couple different shades of tan/buff and the square block on the rear wall has been painted brown.
IMG-5640.jpg
IMG-5638.jpg

 

Beautifully rendered -1A Corsair wheel bays!

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The lipped edged around the main wheel wells have been masked off and sprayed Insignia White.  I've also added some black staining to the wood block on the rear wheel well wall, although it is hard to see in the pics.  Since the wheel wells are complete, I want to see if how the landing gear fits...

 

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