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onetenor29/01/2019 04:00:49
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Posted by Martyn K on 05/01/2018 15:38:23:

Thanks Gordon

That's a really useful source I hadn't seen before

Trainer Yellow (RAF & RCAF)

9 parts Dark Yellow (H49)

7 parts Yellow (S)

3 parts Antique (J)

2 parts Dark Red (S)

That would be 21 pots of paint! Probably enough to paint the model with enough left over for repairs and possibly build another one

I would need black and white as well. I'll work out what it would cost but I suspect that expensive may be the answer

Martyn

MARTYN Tinlets are only 14 mls so not really a lot of paint.. But Trainer yellow and Insignia yellow are available ready mixed, The original Cub Yellow was more orangey and just about a match for trainer yellow. It was changed because the pigments used were poisonous. They could have added a drop of dark/deep red to achieve the colour required but for some reason decided not to do so. Therefore Trainer Yellow is richer then Cub. P.S. you could of course just mix half a tin of each at a time.I'm sure you could find uses for the remainder. Other models etc. John.

Denis Watkins29/01/2019 08:12:30
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Balsa Cabin Martyn

In tin or spray, Cub Yellow

**LINK**

Martyn K29/01/2019 10:15:36
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Thanks both

Denis, the cub yellow is different to the trainer yellow from Klasskote. I tried it. Great minds etc.

I am going to try a small tinlet of the humbrol trainer yellow to see how that matches. I don't want to put epoxy based klasskote through my airbrush, in fact I am reluctant to use enamel, I preferacrylics only as they are much easier to clean.

Martyn

Denis Watkins29/01/2019 11:19:02
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Posted by Martyn K on 29/01/2019 10:15:36:

Thanks both

 

Denis, the cub yellow is different to the trainer yellow from Klasskote. I tried it. Great minds etc.

I am going to try a small tinlet of the humbrol trainer yellow to see how that matches. I don't want to put epoxy based klasskote through my airbrush, in fact I am reluctant to use enamel, I preferacrylics only as they are much easier to clean.

 

Martyn

 

Martyn

While you are trying paints, have a look at Insignia Yellow too, it is striking

https://www.google.com/search?q=humbrol+insignia+yellow&oq=humbrol+ins&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l3.7652j0j8&client=tablet-android-archos&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

Edited By Denis Watkins on 29/01/2019 11:21:37

Danny Fenton29/01/2019 12:15:50
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I am not sure if Wabirdcoloursare still available Martyn, Phil Clark did sell it..... They do all the insignia colours. That is where mine came from.

Failing that you could get some acrylics matched at B and Q I did this for the trainer yellow on my Chipmunk fus and wing bands. 99p for 236ml just take in a colour swatch and they will scan it.

Just a couple of thoughts

Cheers

Danny

Edited By Danny Fenton on 29/01/2019 12:16:34

Martyn K05/10/2019 17:41:02
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Martyn K05/10/2019 17:44:05
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Still a few jobs to do. Fit a rx battery and switch and make a better cowl lick for the lower cowl. Canopy is only held in place temporarily coz there are a few more jobs to do inside.

Wheels and spinner are obviously wrong as well but it's almost ready for a maiden. Weight. 3.7kg .

Not much more to come.

Colin Leighfield06/10/2019 11:08:27
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Amazing detail Martyn, I wouldn’t know where to start!

Martyn K06/10/2019 14:30:30
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Thanks Colin

Deffo not Danny's standard but quite pleased with it

Martyn

Danny Fenton06/10/2019 16:39:22
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It looks fantastic Martyn

Not an easy model in any part, you can give yourself a big thumbs up for completing it, and its a lovely model for sure

Cheers

Danny

Martyn K07/10/2019 07:59:13
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Thanks Danny

Its not quite finished yet, scale-wise, but it is ready to fly. Just waiting for a Rx battery.

Martyn

Martyn K17/10/2019 14:52:59
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Well, it has flown. Nice day but a bit blustery and a 45degree cross wind. But it flew quite nicely. Picked its tail up a bit sooner than expected on take off and it was a bit too soon do was a bit sluggish and risk if a tip stall for a few seconds but once up to speed it was lovely. Stooging around on half throttle, a bit too sensitive on elevator and needed more aileron throw but very gltable. A couple of rolls in both directions and a loop that was far too tight confirmed my suspicions about the throws but apart from that it was OK until I tried to land. Heck, it doesn't half float on and with a strong cross wind and little headwind, it took an age to get the descent right but eventually I got it down in one piece.

A few little jobs to do but feeling quite chuffed. Only took 4 years and 17 days. Many thanks to Danny, couldn't have done this without you. dsc_1214.jpg

Martyn K17/10/2019 14:53:35
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Trevor17/10/2019 15:28:53
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Congratulations on the maiden Martin! I’m sure the stress levels are in direct proportion to how long the model has been in build.

Trevor

Torsten Spitzner17/10/2019 16:10:31
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Awesomesmiley

Fatscoleymo17/10/2019 18:42:00
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Lovely job Martyn....definitely going to finish mine this winter....wink 2

Danny Fenton17/10/2019 20:40:56
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Dead pleased you saw it through to the end Martyn, you have done really well, and it is a credit to you!

Cheers

Danny

Ace18/10/2019 08:35:43
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Stunning Martyn thumbs up

Really, really enjoyed following in the background like I suspect many others and appreciate you taking the time to share - thank you.

Rich too18/10/2019 12:00:38
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Excellent congrats yes

Tim Flyer18/10/2019 15:35:33
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Absolutely brilliant Martyn and congratulations on a superb major build and successful flight. If my Chipmunk comes out at a fraction of the detail you have there I will be more than happy. I really like the colour scheme too .

Edited By Tim Flyer on 18/10/2019 15:36:02

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