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#31 harvey

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:41 AM

NOICE !!......Harv :popcorn:


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:54 AM

Tony

Terrific start on the Flexistowe - and the wood grain looks mighty convincing.

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Will be following with great interest

Keep 'em coming

Peter


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:25 AM

Nice wood, Tony.

Need me some more :popcorn:

 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:25 AM

As others have said, your wood grain is extremely effective. What is your method? What paints do you use?


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:15 AM

Thanks guys, work is nuts and I'm back to rigging my Snipe so a minor delay on the Felix. No biggy since the paint has to dry.

For my wood I currently spray a base coat of light brown and light tan depending on the finished wood color. Then I apply oil paint, mostly burnt umber so far on this build. I dab it on in a few spots with a pointer brush, then start brushing across the piece with ever widening brushes. This smoothes and adds the "grain". It's very easy once you try it and since the oil paint dries slowly you have tons of time to rework it and adjust it till your happy.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:22 AM

Great effect with the wood and thanks for sharing your wood techniques. I'm not really a WWI fan but I do like the Felixstowe and will be following along.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:16 AM

Wow, Tony!  Great wood grain effect.  You're really pushing my desire to build my lone WWI fighter.

 

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 06:53 PM

Change of plans. I've studied the color scheme I was planning and another for the past few days. I kept coming back to the blue striped bird as the one that really draws my eye so I decided to switch over to that before I get too far.
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The colors and lines just look right to me and I'll be the one staring at the completed build. Bonus points, the wife agrees.
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Posted 27 December 2017 - 09:29 AM

That is a nice scheme, I agree.


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:09 AM

She's coming along beautifully.

 

I actually prefer your first choice color scheme, but those bright "Dazzle" schemes are fantastic too.

 

I keep thinking I HAVE TO build this plane, but then I wonder where I'm going to stick 36" of wingspan.

 

Eventually I'll attempt it.

 

Keep up the good work!


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#41 Vandy 1 VX 4

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:58 AM

That's a beautiful paint scheme that is the one I chose to build when I build mine I have no idea just a white and blue stripes make it striking

Will be following along with the build

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 08:42 PM

Tony
Belatedly, merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. I hope you had a great time surrounded by family!
New scheme looks great, looking forward to more developments!
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 08:55 PM

Thanks guys. It was a fine Christmas albeit busy with 9 people at the house. That's kept me out of the office but I'll be back to work shortly on the Felix. I switched to the new scheme because it's beautiful to me and I was really afraid of getting the construction just right. I really want this to come out nice, so a scheme switch it was.
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 06:23 PM

Thanks guys. It was a fine Christmas albeit busy with 9 people at the house. That's kept me out of the office but I'll be back to work shortly on the Felix. I switched to the new scheme because it's beautiful to me and I was really afraid of getting the construction just right. I really want this to come out nice, so a scheme switch it was.

 

 

Looking forward to more magic !

K


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 06:36 PM

This goes firmly in the "I hope this works caregory":
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I have already applied the rust and steel colors, now I'm going to spray the battleship grey. I know the actual aircraft wasn't too badly weathered but it seemed the trollies got beat up quickly.
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