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Old Jan 25, 2007, 03:30 AM
MY DREAM: FLYING
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Jimmy

Are you using web shots of the colors, or actuall paint chips?
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Hi Tom!
All the USAAF chips are from the Net ,unfortunately
For german planes, have original paint chips ( RLM ) by an Austrian source.
Itś hard to get trustworthy paint chips, even those edited with paint on them ,by x or y publications.
With WWII or WWI planes itś a big problem, in building and paint RC/warbirds.
Almost all photos on net or other sources ( books )were b/w ,only a few colour. Even those were not so good quality.Restored planes ( as souce of info )in many cases have a team with, probably incomplete documentation ...
For us, modelists ,its verry hard to finish a plane in closer-as-possible maner to the real plane.
So ,we are forced to make compromises.
Hope ,for my P-47 will be not too much!
Yourś
Jimmy
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Old Jan 25, 2007, 03:33 AM
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Looking really nice. I also love your ME-109...
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Old Jan 25, 2007, 07:48 AM
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jimmy, If I can't locate a proper chip, I use model Masters, or similar paints, in the appropriate color. Paint some out, to make my own chip to use in matching the color.


Don't have to do it often, though. Most of my warbirds are LW aircraft, and I have a complete set of chips for them.
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Old Jan 26, 2007, 01:26 AM
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Hi Tom!
You're right!
I have some friends who work on static models and will abuse their patience to help me in this colour problem...
About german planes, have colour chips and a set of self-made painted cips with the % of the basic colour used in combination, to obtain the 5-6 camo colous used by Luftwaffe.
Before my Me 109 project was a P-39 Airacobra.In its case I was not so worryed about the camo or other scale details ... simply got to fly.
For the P-47 more easyer 'l be for me, to find another plane profile with single colour ( olive drab or silver metal ),but till now i don't find something concrete, a plane with 4 or 5 direction vew profile.I find some nice photos with MX * X ,could be an alternative....
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Old Jan 26, 2007, 08:24 AM
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For British and American WW2 planes there is a standard you can find if you google about a bit. I posted a website a few months back. There are US and UK government standards.
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Old Jan 26, 2007, 03:42 PM
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For British and American WW2 planes there is a standard you can find if you google about a bit. I posted a website a few months back. There are US and UK government standards.
Hello Saint!
Thank's for the tip ..... but a little-little-little-link ... will help more than 1000 x Googly-Moogly; be sure that the main search engine is first on the list, when I want to find something on Net,but maybe I miss something?
Thank's again.
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Old Jan 28, 2007, 03:12 PM
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Awesome work, I am following this thread to watch how it progresses. Thats a nice Messerschmit too!!
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Old Jan 29, 2007, 11:30 AM
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Awesome work, I am following this thread to watch how it progresses. Thats a nice Messerschmit too!!
Hello Mustang!
Top of the wing glased ( had an incident ,a kick in the wing > thin 1.5mm sheeting ,got to hard the balsa, to avoid other manipulation hazard )
This week-end, a friend promisse to make some shots, with his digi cmera.
So surely bring you some news, on my P-47 project.
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Find some nice photos with Tarheel Hal ... could be an option ( another M? )
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Saint & Tom!
Find here ( in Romania ) a shop, it's selling paint with RLM ,ANA ,Britt ,Jap a.s.o. specs ) aprox 10 ml. > 1.2$/ bottle.
Intend to make a set of chips for USAAF,RAF and JapAF.
Finaly THIS will be the BASE for painting the warbirds ... to come!
If it's wrong ... remains wrong
Tired to search all kind of ,without an end
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Old Feb 02, 2007, 05:09 AM
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Hello!
Back with some news!
Finaly ,my nightmare ends.Manage to finish the wing-fuse separation line,all around the wing profile.
Hope, from now, the road will be straight!
Cockpit photo updates with more quality.
Until now, in this configuration ( wing completed with retracts and servos,fuse unsheeted and tail hor stab fin sheeted with 1mm. balsa ) weight:2600grms.
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Old Feb 02, 2007, 08:01 AM
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Jimmy,
You are not going to fly this work of art are you? I'd be terrified to fly something that beautiful.
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Old Feb 02, 2007, 03:26 PM
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She's looking good, Jimmy.
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Old Feb 05, 2007, 10:33 AM
MY DREAM: FLYING
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She's looking good, Jimmy.
Hi Tom!
Hope to fly at least ... when she's ready!
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Jimmy,
You are not going to fly this work of art are you? I'd be terrified to fly something that beautiful.
Hi Mac!
Beacose I'm a two-left-hand pilot, for me the first time flight is ... terrifying, even with a soft trainer ...
You can imagine how I feel after a successful landing ,I can't tell how .... when the things go wrong .
But, I think, THIS is the major diference between static and RC
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Old Feb 18, 2007, 08:51 AM
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Hello Folks!
Not too much work in last days ...
Had some problems with servo's location ...
Servos on my paper project were too high! ... and got to buy others with 5mm shorter.
Were not enough space, between fuel tank and wing ( tried to locate the servos as front as possible for a good and easier balance ).
Of course need to cutt-off the servo support and relocate 5mm. closer to tank, to make place for the servos near the wing...
Finaly have a definitive fix of tail part and finish the actuation for the elevator, mounting the bowden.In mean time make-up my mind about the tail-gear.I think will be more easy to use a servo instead of air-cylinder.The servo used for air valve, actuate the tail gear too ( less pieces and less weight ).For the moment I'm not 100% decided.Probably, I'm not the only-one who have such problems, with a scratch-build .
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Jimmy
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