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Old Jan 05, 2012, 10:02 AM
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T h a n k y o u S t e v e !

A very simple approach to paint and/or the building end of the hobby:

Build it to work properly and with the most accuracy[no short cuts], ie geometry of linkages, etc and then strive to make the installation look like a piece of furniture from Finland ! [I promise not place a sofa in your fuse]
Paint jobs and graphic schemes are something very different....the theme on your 26 although very simple in appearance took a bit of restrain to make it look classic and with a "scale flair". Always remember [and this does not apply to money in your wallet]: less is more !
an another good one is "kiss" = keep it simple silly.

Steve, have a great year with wonderful flights and friends to share them with !

Alvaro


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Happy New Year, Alvaro!

Guys, if looking at the pictures here in this thread have not convinced you of his focus on quality and attention to detail, let me add that Alvaro is also a heck of a nice man and someone you'd want as a friend. I cannot recommend him and his work highly enough.

The ASH 26 above in post #84 now lives in my fleet and each time I take it out of the trailer it attracts a crowd of lookers. It's also highly visible in the air.
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Old Jan 05, 2012, 10:41 AM
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make the installation look like a piece of furniture from Finland ! [I promise not place a sofa in your fuse]

IKEA is Swedish
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Old Jan 05, 2012, 11:14 AM
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n o n a t i o n a t i e s

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Old Jan 14, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Dan's ASK 18

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pre-paint step
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Ceres Lift paint

Well I had Alvaro do another one and it looks awesome. The blend lines on the paint are almost not discernible. The shine is amazing!

Thanks Alvaro!

Phil
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 11:19 AM
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braille

Thank you Dr. Phil, practice makes perfect !,
could you please take pic of the tip and post it ?

Alvaro




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Old Jan 29, 2012, 08:41 PM
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Ask 18

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Old Jan 29, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Where is Pocho's plane?
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 11:22 PM
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Thank you.

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Old Jan 30, 2012, 08:22 AM
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My Ceres F3B Lift

Thanks again Alvaro! I can barely feel the blend lines from the red paint Alvaro put down! It used to be a rather ugly shade of mauve/Pink. Check out the pics. below. He also does a great job of getting the servo covers painted smooth so they drop back in place without issue.

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Old Jan 30, 2012, 04:22 PM
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That looks friggen great !
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 08:51 PM
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Geez

Dan told me those were the best colors he'd ever seen when he got it from me!

Just so everyone knows - there was something lost in the translation when I ordered the new wings.....still, they weren't that bad....if you don't have something hounding you....:-}
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 12:56 AM
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 01:21 AM
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Alvaro- Your work is stunning!

Amazing you use 2 pack too. That's quite a set up you must have to enable you to use that.

The finish is beautiful. Tell me do you 'polish' with a machine? If so is it a big car polisher you use as I imagine thats quite tricky to use on small bits and near edges not to go through, or is it all done by hand?

Cheers Tony
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 08:22 AM
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Hey Mike'y, got some GOOP I can borrow? Here is a couple of before and after shots of the Cockpit.



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Just so everyone knows - there was something lost in the translation when I ordered the new wings.....still, they weren't that bad....if you don't have something hounding you....:-}
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