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Old Jun 22, 2005, 06:04 PM
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no need to apologize

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LOL -- I apologize... Truth be told, I'm one of those "other people" who complain to GWS about the orange prop color. If you search that dedicated thread, you'll probably see my posts.
Again, I apologize. I'm trying to not give "knee jerk" reactions these days -- it's one of my many shortcomings...
No need to apologize; We're all different and various things that are IMPORTANT to us, so you're ok. Like I said, it was FRIENDLY sarcasm, because honestly I thought that his plane DID look good, so I couldn't resist that little "jab".

Apology accepted, but HEY, maybe I SHOULD APOLOGIZE for being sarcastic. Oh well, you and I have communicated aobut fun things before, so youre high on my list; hope that I havn't slipped tooooo far on yours.

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Old Jun 25, 2005, 01:25 PM
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Here's my GWS C-130 with a slightly non-scale version of the USCG color scheme:



My C-130 alongside its older brother...



More images:
http://www.jr45.com/rc/C-130/DSCF0008w.jpg
http://www.jr45.com/rc/C-130/DSCF0015w.jpg
http://www.jr45.com/rc/C-130/DSCF0021w.jpg

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Old Jun 25, 2005, 02:07 PM
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Nice

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Here's my GWS C-130 with a slightly non-scale version of the USCG color scheme:

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That is beautiful.

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Old Jun 25, 2005, 02:10 PM
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That is beautiful.

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Thanks!

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Old Jun 25, 2005, 02:15 PM
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non-scale color

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Thanks! -- Rod
Hey, I'm not a "purist" either, so tho some may object to "mimicing" scale colors while not being TRUE or ACCURATE....... it's not a big deal; I'm proud of you for feeling free to take some liberties to make it look good to YOU. I don't know WHAT the scale color would look like, but this sure is nice.

Do you by chance have a photo of the one that inspired you???? That'd be interesting, and I don't think it would be "off topic", either.

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Old Jun 25, 2005, 02:21 PM
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the "mother' ship

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Thanks! -- Rod
I don't have much, if ANYTHING to post (photos) but I always think it's interesting (especially those of us who are not so "experienced") to know if it's a kit, scratch built, and the motor/prop/battery setup.

And the following is to everybody who reads this thread:

I also might be a lone ranger on this, too, but I think it'd be interesting to know what was in the contributor's mind when they created some of these beauties; like, YOU might wonder what I AM WONDERING...... well, when I see that plane, I wonder if he's based NEAR this plane, if it's from the past, or if he's presently, or WAS in the Coast Guard, etc..............

For example, who is it, RedDog or sombody who has White Lightning for his avitar??? has interesting stories to tell about HIS avitar and it's place in HIS history; and I'll bet it's true of our models, tooooooo.

Just a thought, not being nosy.

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Old Jun 25, 2005, 02:29 PM
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Hey, I'm not a "purist" either, so tho some may object to "mimicing" scale colors while not being TRUE or ACCURATE....... it's not a big deal; I'm proud of you for feeling free to take some liberties to make it look good to YOU. I don't know WHAT the scale color would look like, but this sure is nice.

Do you by chance have a photo of the one that inspired you???? That'd be interesting, and I don't think it would be "off topic", either.

LarryR
Thanks for your comments. The photo that inspired my own version of the USCG color scheme is the one posted by "David_A" in post #74 of this thread. His rendition is probably more accurate than mine.

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Old Jun 25, 2005, 04:28 PM
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This is a pretty accurate rendition of the U.S. Coast Guard C-130 color scheme.

John Fail U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
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Old Jun 25, 2005, 04:36 PM
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This should be a better picture.
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Old Jun 25, 2005, 04:55 PM
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another beauty???

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This should be a better picture.

Hey, if I keep saying "it's beautiful", you're not gonna believe me, but ok, here goes again:

"It's Beautiful"

I can't even find time to do an E-Starter...........

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Old Jun 25, 2005, 05:07 PM
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Have you shown it on the C-130 thread???

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This should be a better picture.
Have you seen the C-130 thread???? maybe wanna show it there??? maybe already did???

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Old Jun 25, 2005, 05:08 PM
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oops

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Have you seen the C-130 thread???? maybe wanna show it there??? maybe already did???
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oops; meant to show the thread:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=384977
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Old Jun 26, 2005, 03:10 AM
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This is a pretty accurate rendition of the U.S. Coast Guard C-130 color scheme.

John Fail U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)

Excellent job, John! Now I'm inspired to make some improvements on mine. I can use the grey strips from the GWS decal sheet on top of the wing, replace the U.S. flag emblems on the tail with the U.S. aircraft insignia, and add some more red to the elevator surfaces.

After seeing your photo, I did some more "Googling" on the USCG C-130 and found some more photos. I should have researched it better...

Originally, I was going to try to duplicate that Evergreen Aviation C-130 in the second photo of my initial posting (post #122) because it's actually located across the road from our model flying field. Once I got started on it, though, it seemed a little blah and ordinary (if there is such a thing as an "ordinary" Hercules...)

I'm glad I went with the USCG scheme. I'll work on correcting it as much as I can, then I'll post new photos. I can't fly it for a while because I managed to break one of the little props on takeoff and my LHS doesn't carry them in stock. I ordered replacements online but I'm sure I won't get them until next week sometime...

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Old Jun 26, 2005, 03:15 AM
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Larry I don't understand the orange prop thing. A black magic marker works and without the added weight of paint....
Duh... Another one of those "Now why didn't I think of that??" moments.

What a great idea! I've been "misting" on a coat of black spray paint onto the orange props, but this idea is just too quick and simple!

Thanks!
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Old Jun 26, 2005, 09:40 AM
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color of props

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Duh... Another one of those "Now why didn't I think of that??" moments. What a great idea! I've been "misting" on a coat of black spray paint onto the orange props, but this idea is just too quick and simple! Thanks! -- Rod
i've really misled a bunch of folks on this one; I was using "friendly sarcasm" about those who DO object to the color, and/or don't change the colors they have when they don't like them; orange for example; I'm not good enough to worry about the color of prop, so I'm grateful for any color, and if I wanted gray or black or black w/orange tips, I'd try some things.

So, I understand those who insist on a certain color, but presently I'm just glad that I can find props; ha, if I WAS TO WISH FOR MORE AND BETTER THINGS IN PROPS????? I've already expressed my wishes to GWS (ever see their forum for suggestions to improve their products???) for more and varied "pitch" sizes being made available; diameters are in plentiful supply, but want more options on pitch.

Thanks for the thoughts, tho.

LarryR
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