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Gloster Gladiator.....finished :)

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52 minutes ago, monthebiff said:

A stunning build Max, enjoyed watching this one come together as the trailblazer for this new kit.

Regards. Andy 

Thanks Andy.....somewhat easier than you and the Bf110G4!  Rewarding nonetheless. 

 

32 minutes ago, Kagemusha said:

Sad to see it end, thoroughly enjoyed the ride along 

I know, I went up to the craft room this afternoon and thought "What now?"  Felt quite desolated really.  I think a Gauntlet has to be attempted but I'm trying to time things so that I'm ready for the Cold War Jets GB with my Echelon Lightning.

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Yes the Lightning is whetting my appetite too.  I was talking to Iain Ogilvie last night, he brought his Trumpeter Lightning and all the re-workings that he's doing on it to club night last night.  Bless him, he's going to re-cast a canopy for me because the Echelon one has yellowed with age.

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The one thing that confuses me is that it calls for the entire cockpit to be painted interior green but l thought and seen some of the cockpit components painted in aluminum. Could it be both?

 

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Who knows? After I’d taken that shot and looked at more photos I saw silver on the cockpit floor and lower sides so I changed it, but you pays your money and makes your choice I reckon. You can’t see diddly anyway once assembled!:wacko:

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2 hours ago, mozart said:

Who knows? After I’d taken that shot and looked at more photos I saw silver on the cockpit floor and lower sides so I changed it, but you pays your money and makes your choice I reckon. You can’t see diddly anyway once assembled!:wacko:

l was going by other photos of other aircraft of the late 30s like the Hawker Fury etc they they seem to have a mix bag of green and aluminum 

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The beauty in the between-the-wars period is that there were not yet strict regulations concerning aeroplane construction. Technology was evolving from wood and cloth towards metal; biplane towards monoplane, etc. More often than not mixed materials were used: wood, metal, plastic/bakelite, leather, canvas... The modeller has many finishing options to choose from.

As for me, I chose to paint the upper-side of the cockpit in grey-green and the rest, including the skeleton frame in aluminium. I like the contrast and how it makes the cockpit looks busy.

 

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On 1/19/2020 at 4:20 AM, quang said:

The beauty in the between-the-wars period is that there were not yet strict regulations concerning aeroplane construction. Technology was evolving from wood and cloth towards metal; biplane towards monoplane, etc. More often than not mixed materials were used: wood, metal, plastic/bakelite, leather, canvas... The modeller has many finishing options to choose from.

As for me, I chose to paint the upper-side of the cockpit in grey-green and the rest, including the skeleton frame in aluminium. I like the contrast and how it makes the cockpit looks busy.

 

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Some l have seen the lower part was painted black on the top and green above the floor with aluminum framing

 

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I understand that some use an ‘optical’ black to represent the bottom of the fuselage under the cockpit ‘floor’, but from what you can see, you may as well leave it aluminium or grey-green.

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26 minutes ago, Alain Gadbois said:

Beautiful model Max, well done in every manner. And your pilot figure is very nicely painted too! 

 

Alain

Thanks Alain, I feel as if my figure painting skills are just about adequate but I seriously think I have a lot more to learn.  I'm developing my own technique, having become quite confused from looking at how others paint theirs, and it's working but needs refinement.  I've been looking for a decent figure for my next build which will be in the Cold War Jets GB starting in March, a 1960/70s style RAF pilot, but I can't find one so I'm considering sculpting my own.

 

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23 minutes ago, DrDave said:

PJ do a 60s seated Pilot. IIRC mastercasters did one too.

Yep, seen those Dave but I want mine standing or walking, thanks for your help though! :) 

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18 minutes ago, DrDave said:

The mastercasters one is a standing 80 s one that Derek Bradshaw did IIRC

Hmmmm.....I’ve got a Mastercasters figure but the moulding is so soft and imprecise so I don’t think I’ll be ordering this one. I also like the challenge of doing my own, always fancied a go at sculpting a figure! 

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