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Kevin Wesley08/07/2020 14:12:20
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Slightly more subtle thumbs up laugh

Eric Robson08/07/2020 21:48:33
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I think there has been more than soft leather shoes on this one.dsc_0618[802].jpg

RICHARD WILLS08/07/2020 22:09:24
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Yeah , thats right Eric , he's flown through a flock of Brillo pads.

Eric Robson09/07/2020 00:14:21
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Looks like they have had a celebration dance on the inner wing section each time they painted a kill logo.

They must have been Cors-air Brillo pads Richard!

Peter Miller09/07/2020 08:09:12
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But note that it is up on what will be the high point of the wing when the aircfraft is standing on the ground. Not anywhere near the trailing edge.

The leading edge would be caused by flying through heavy rain or even hail although,interestingly it does not seem to have efffected the cowl

RICHARD WILLS09/07/2020 08:28:16
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Good point Peter . I expect you would have worked in the Northern hemisphere?

The reason I ask , is that when you see film of 109s and P40s taking off in the desert , being literally sand blasted , you would imagine the forward facing surfaces to be entirely void of paint and yet they still seem to be relatively well covered .

Any thoughts ?

Peter Miller09/07/2020 08:50:27
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If you think about it, most of the dust and sand would be coming up from the aicrfat wheels and the dust from the prop is behind the aircraft. also.

Jonathan Sharland09/07/2020 09:04:35
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There is a good facebook page called ScaleAircraftWeathering (not sure if I can post a link to it).

Its run by a Navy pilot who likes to build very weathered scale models. here is post pictures of extream weathered aircraft in service. It is good fun to look at just how tatty they can get.

Eric Robson09/07/2020 12:26:37
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Posted by Peter Miller on 09/07/2020 08:09:12:

But note that it is up on what will be the high point of the wing when the aircfraft is standing on the ground. Not anywhere near the trailing edge.

The leading edge would be caused by flying through heavy rain or even hail although,interestingly it does not seem to have efffected the cowl

Could be that the prop wash took it away from the cowl , I was more concerned wit the battering the inner wing panel had I have seen hail as big as choc bars filled with sand from the sahara which made a mess of the cars it the area .the outer wings on the Corsair have panels of doped fabric which would have been shattered by such hail .

Ron Gray09/07/2020 12:32:31
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ScaleAircratWeathering look at the photo of the Corsair on there!

Edited By Ron Gray on 09/07/2020 12:33:24

Graham Davies 311/07/2020 20:20:21
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Evening All,

OK, be gentle...

So, I certainly know what I'll do differently next time, and I still have a lot to do: Cockpit, exhausts, cannons, decals, panel lines, weathering and so on and so forth. However, for my first warbird, it crucially looks like a Tempest...

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Jonathan Sharland11/07/2020 21:04:44
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Looking really good. Good paint job. It is really looking like a Tempest.

What are you plans for the next step, are you going to weather it or leave it factory fresh?

Graham Davies 311/07/2020 21:09:11
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Thanks Jonathan,

It's going to get a bit of weathering. All being well!

Graham

Paul Johnson 411/07/2020 21:18:18
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looking good 👍

Ron Gray11/07/2020 22:05:15
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Nice job Graham.

Jonathan Sharland11/07/2020 23:16:48
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Graham,

One thing I use on the small scale plastic is oil paint. (as in artists oil paints). Depending on what your base coat is (Acrylic is best) this can work well..

You apply a bit of oil paint then use white spirit to reproduce streaks, smoke, dirt and rain marks etc.

its also good for fading paint.

Not sure if this is used on RC but I did use it on my Foam Spitfire and it worked quite well. As this is electric you wont have to worry about the fuel removing the paint thumbs up

perttime12/07/2020 05:01:32
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Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 08/07/2020 08:03:46: ...

Less is usually more...but not if your aircraft is Russian!

Or Japanese.

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Just build it to fly, and get a few flights on it. If it is still in one piece after that, start thinking about weathering and other finer details.

Graham Davies 312/07/2020 18:52:52
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Did a quick weigh today. With all parts except:

  • Snakes and control horns
  • decals and final finishing
  • pilot and cockpit cover
  • Undercarriage
  • Spinner (I forgot it...)
  • Connectors for the ESC

She comes in at 4lb 5Oz.

It's going to be light!

For all the foam wing cynics; i don't think it would have been any lighter with a built up wing...

Graham

Nigel R13/07/2020 15:00:38
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That looks brilliant Graham. Doubly so given the quick build time! yes

"For all the foam wing cynics; i don't think it would have been any lighter with a built up wing..."

I think foam wings have a lot going for them. They are accurate and very quick to put together. Modern glues seem to have all but killed off the weight argument. Same for foam top decks. I've never cut them myself but I have used them from kits and they are certainly easy, and quick. Quite good at absorbing noise, too, for IC users.

Edited By Nigel R on 13/07/2020 15:07:39

Graham Davies 313/07/2020 16:07:46
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Thanks Nigel,

As a NOB, or ARSE (See Richard's other post!), I'm keen to do anything to encourage new builders and preserve our odd obsession of creating plumes of balsa dust. For those that haven't yet discovered the joys of emerging from the man-cave bedecked in 'man glitter', and have yet to experience the gentle amusement of being able to pick out the exact hole pattern in your crocs from the dust embedded in your socks, a built up wing can seem daunting. The foam wing may help transition a few more builders into the dark arts!

Graham

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