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May 01, 2019, 10:54 AM
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Top Flite Dave Platt Se5a


As usual I have too many models in the works. I should just finish them one at a time but I have a short attention span. On the bench today is a Dave Platt design Top Flite Se5a. I'd like to finish it in the overall colors of the Shuttleworth Collection's Se5a. It looks PC12 to me but I do see a hint of green in it. Opinions as to what you all see. I like the darker brown of the PC12 which I can mix up using Rustoleum flat black and gloss red (approximating lamp black and iron oxide).
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May 01, 2019, 03:35 PM
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Carrera;
These are very good flying models! In the pictures you posted, the flying shot reminds me of the Imperial War Museums' Sopwith Camel color. It is finished with PC-10, and is so dark that it appears almost black at first glance. The curator told me that this finish would quickly oxidize and turn to a sort of flat brownish-green when in the weather. Finding the 'perfect' PC color has always been a bit elusive.
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May 01, 2019, 04:11 PM
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That's an interesting bit of information. I like the darker color so may just mix my own and test it on some scrap fabric.

I was reluctant to even start a thread dreading opening yet another PC10 vs PC12 discussion. Lol
May 01, 2019, 09:06 PM
Brighto?
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Big discussions about that over on the RC Scalebuilder forum.
May 08, 2019, 11:33 AM
You're killin' me Smalls
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Damn, how many giant scale golden era WW1 bipes do you own?
May 09, 2019, 04:20 PM
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Damn, how many giant scale golden era WW1 bipes do you own?
Just think of all the fun you guys will have picking through my stuff when I kick the bucket. Lol
May 09, 2019, 08:47 PM
You're killin' me Smalls
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You live healthier than I do, you’ve got your eye on my big p-38
May 09, 2019, 11:18 PM
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only the good die young mike


Only the good Die young, and I definitely know a fiar number of your friends, so I think its safe to say we aint never gonna die my friend .....

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Just think of all the fun you guys will have picking through my stuff when I kick the bucket. Lol
May 10, 2019, 07:36 AM
Brighto?
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Just think of all the fun you guys will have picking through my stuff when I kick the bucket. Lol
Just remember, the guy who dies with the most toys wins.


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