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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:03 AM
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Another thing to remember is these speed Demons don't last long when flown in big wind, and when in the air they all look great. Ian
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:17 AM
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So true!
Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:37 AM
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Lol Dan. Now I know how you got rid of your xmas tree AND what you did while in the desert

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Looks good, Now paint the front bit of the canopy black!
I was wondering what exactly that would look like. Not sure what you mean.

Tom, it just keeps getting better Nice job! All those blems will disappear as soon as you launch it
Old Jan 10, 2013, 01:00 AM
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Lol Dan. Now I know how you got rid of your xmas tree AND what you did while in the desert



I was wondering what exactly that would look like. Not sure what you mean.

Tom, it just keeps getting better Nice job! All those blems will disappear as soon as you launch it
Thanks Jim and everyone else, I didn't build it to be a hangar queen.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 02:03 PM
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Looks good, Now paint the front bit of the canopy black!
agree! the red/white looks awesome (of course I'm a bit partial to that combo!) but add a little black and it'll really kick it up!

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Thanks guys. The checkers actually came out a lot better than I thought. I had some bleed through spots though. Do I dare try to clean them with solvent, or scrape it, or just make friends with them? Trim tape? I was thinking of a 1/8" silver stripe behind the spinner, and a bigger one around the canopy to make it look like a frame. Under the L/E of the stab is smudged, maybe a 3/8"silver stripe tapering to nothing at the wing fillet? Suggestions welcome.
Tom
for bleed through, if you're planning on doing anything i wouldn't attempt a solvent solution. to me that'd most likely make a friggen mess. you could use a sharp straight edge and ever so gently scrape the unwanted paint off. but take care that you don't go through the bottom layer. could also sue a bit of steel wool to do the same. If you're clear coating you'll use a light steel wool to dull the bottom first anyhow.

Or you can pismo it and pretend those spots don't exist!
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:47 PM
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It's not bleed through, it's red shift from the massive speed the plane reaches!

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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:52 PM
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Red shift... Thought we stopped that during the cold war
Old Jan 11, 2013, 01:00 AM
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The red paint is nice and dry now, I'll be thinking about some masking tonight.
We've been having some great wind down here lately, I almost gave in and flew my Zephyr (again) before the painting is done. As far as clear goes, I've got some Krylon crystal clear gloss acrylic. Any other recommended brands that I can buy, shake, and spray? (cause I'm that kind of guy)

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Old Jan 11, 2013, 10:46 AM
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Tom did you paint the plane using krylon, just make sure that the clear is compatible with your paint, that's why I switched to auto paint. Ian
Old Jan 11, 2013, 03:05 PM
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The white is Tamiya and the red is Modelmaster. I'm a-scared to use laquer,so I thought acrylic would be safer.
Old Jan 11, 2013, 03:33 PM
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Just shoot your paint onto something, wait awhile then shoot the clear on it and see what happens, you have time before the maiden. It still would be awsome to have 12 Zephyrs maiden at one time. Ian
Old Jan 11, 2013, 05:11 PM
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Thanks for your help Ian.
How many Zephyrs are RTF?
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 08:47 PM
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So far 2 For sure with 2 real close 2 getting there. Ian
Old Jan 11, 2013, 09:13 PM
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I have 3 in my garage that are ready. one is dutchies though. But i'm willing to sell it to anyone that offers me an insane amount of cash
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I have 3 in my garage that are ready. one is dutchies though. But i'm willing to sell it to anyone that offers me an insane amount of cash
I'll give you $0.02 for it. Is that insane enough for you, Brian??

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