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Old Nov 15, 2004, 04:06 PM
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F4U Corsair paint schemes!

OK,

So I have ordered a GWS Corsair Slope Glider, it seems that this plane comes without landing gear and it comes unsprayed too. All right! Now I can do it a little different from my friends.

I haven't seen many variations of the colour scheme. Can anyone give me some ideas? Thanks.
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Old Nov 15, 2004, 06:16 PM
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Here's mine before I sold it on the Ezone...
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Old Nov 15, 2004, 06:49 PM
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thats a sweet looking bird! and very similar to how i was planning on doing mine.
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Old Nov 15, 2004, 07:08 PM
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OMG! That looks good.

How did you paint it, especially the white lines?
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Old Nov 15, 2004, 07:33 PM
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It's not painted - it's covered with Solite...
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Old Nov 15, 2004, 07:52 PM
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Oh. Well, don't know how to do that...

I guess, just gotta improvise...

EDIT:

GOT An idea! Why don't I just use scotchtape and mask the places where the white lines go? And then spraaaaaaaaaaay. Peel off the scotchtape, and viola!

Will it work?
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Old Nov 15, 2004, 08:02 PM
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That red and white scheme looks great!
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Old Nov 15, 2004, 08:26 PM
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That red and white scheme looks great!
Thanks. It flew great too. I don't remember who I sold it to, but I sure hope he's enjoying it...

csisfun, masking and painting should work just fine - many people have done it. Good luck!
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Old Nov 18, 2004, 01:48 AM
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OK,

Here mine is. I KNOW, I KNOW!

EDIT: Mine turned out nose heavy. Funny. The biggest factor could be because of the AXI mounted radially.

Oh well, at least I get to use the clay .
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Old Nov 18, 2004, 01:59 AM
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OK,

Here mine is. I KNOW, I KNOW!
Uhhh...hrrmmmm...ehhhh....

Oh... camera problem?
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Old Nov 18, 2004, 07:41 AM
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OK,

Here mine is. I KNOW, I KNOW!

EDIT: Mine turned out nose heavy. Funny. The biggest factor could be because of the AXI mounted radially.

Oh well, at least I get to use the clay .
It came out pretty good, except for where the paint seems to have misted some of the white on the port wing. But if you slightly mist the other one so they both look the same, that could be a very neat effect. I like the way the white stripes are rounded - looks kinda like feathers of a bird!
Have fun flying her - that's what counts most of all!
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Old Nov 18, 2004, 09:28 AM
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Thanks! This is my first try at customised painting. Next time around, I'm not gonna use PAPER tape to mask my stuff. Gets soaked, and doesn't stick to well on the second try.

It looks beautiful in air. The small errors don't really count anymore. Only thing I have a problem left is the cowl- it gets scratched everytime I land... the paint is weaaaaaaaaring off!
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Old Nov 18, 2004, 02:20 PM
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Put some clear tape over the paint on the cowl to protect it. It will peel up the pain when you take the tape off, but will protect it in the meantime.
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Old Nov 18, 2004, 04:30 PM
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Thin some epoxy with alcohol... to a consistency of milk, then just paint over the bottom of cowl where contacts the ground. Stands up well....cept for cement....

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Old May 08, 2005, 12:06 PM
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rcron,

Where did you get that picture of the corsair paint scheme?

Rob
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