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Old Oct 04, 2012, 05:48 PM
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One splash of cold water on this plane. No big deal really, I think , is the spread- eagled LG. That hasn't been addressed.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 05:51 PM
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The foam will not be too good with glue dots like my H9 corsair. Too easy to break off and the lizard skin in the heat will mess them up. You can try a shimmed brass tube in a trim iron but that might melt the foam too much, A pointy silver sharoieor a Uniball silver paint pen (ebay) might be best.

I have noticed the Corsair rivets are mostly flush, even the screws.
Yeah that's why I was leaning towards a paint pen or perma-ink pen. One last hurdle to get over...Valspar doesn't come in the dark gloss navy blue that I need to do this livery correct. Their satin indigo is too light a shade. I did find:

Rust-Oleum 249098 Painter's Touch Multi-Purpose Spray Paint, Gloss Navy Blue, 12-Ounce

That Home Depot seems to carry so I will go investigate tonight. As long as it is enamel it should work fine...
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 05:54 PM
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Notice the LG is not at right angles to the ground.
Opps I think I got that wrong !! SORRY.
Old Oct 04, 2012, 05:56 PM
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Yeah that's why I was leaning towards a paint pen or perma-ink pen. One last hurdle to get over...Valspar doesn't come in the dark gloss navy blue that I need to do this livery correct. Their satin indigo is too light a shade. I did find:

Rust-Oleum 249098 Painter's Touch Multi-Purpose Spray Paint, Gloss Navy Blue, 12-Ounce

That Home Depot seems to carry so I will go investigate tonight. As long as it is enamel it should work fine...
Maybe you can look for an Ensign blue?
Old Oct 04, 2012, 05:58 PM
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Ensign blue seems to be more of a royal blue than a navy?
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 05:58 PM
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One splash of cold water on this plane. No big deal really, I think , is the spread- eagled LG. That hasn't been addressed.
Ha, you rascal, it's such a faint put-off and you're on it already (like someone else didn't notice). The beauty is it's likely a very minor impact detail to correct - you gotta' know they aren't likely to even notice or care about it.

I say, dry off the 'splash', get in front of the heater to return to normal and get one of these if you can warrant it!! .......

It really does look like more camera distortion than in the construction "upon further review..!"
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Notice the LG is not at right angles to the ground.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Your SO right Gnats. I'm a born trouble maker ! It's actually an optical illusion I think.Just didn't blow up the photo and take a good look first.
Old Oct 04, 2012, 06:08 PM
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Nothing a lil shimming can't take care of, hopefully.
Old Oct 04, 2012, 06:20 PM
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Ensign blue seems to be more of a royal blue than a navy?
Ensign blue is a match to the paint used on the H9 cowl. once you weather and then dullcoat everything the entire colour will change. The trick is to make sure the entire model is the same blue.
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The cool thing about the livery I chose is it has a lot of obvious rivets that show up due to the contrast between the rivets and dark navy blue paint. That will give me an opportunity to do my first rivet work. Anyone with good ideas for rivets? I'm thinking a metallic permanent ink pen and "dotting" the pattern. Or tiny beads of glue dots?
Aros,

Try using a pouce wheel. It is a hand held fabric tool with a bunch a sharp spikes on a roller/wheel. Roll along each side of the panel lines and it puts a line of dimples. if you want them to stand out - paint the dimples white then do your base color - or use a silver sharpie.

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http://www.rosebrand.com/product667/Pounce-Wheel.aspx
Old Oct 05, 2012, 01:24 PM
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Pounce wheel...Good idea Hink!
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 03:37 PM
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Aros , that Corsair that your talking about was built a by local guy named Sean , he goes by Strickly Scale and it was in the Gas to eletric forum ,
its actually for sale
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:09 PM
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It took me a bit...

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