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Jul 29, 2006, 01:02 PM
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LEG 48" Precious Metal Reno Racer: Spinner color?

I am trying to think through what color I should paint the spinner on my LEG Precious Metal 48". The original plane is silver, but that makes it look too plain to me. TFLG uses different shades of silver to make plane panels stand out so I was considering doing that. I was thinking of outlining the spinner in black trim tape then painting a different shade of silver? To retain the original scheme I don't want to paint it black. What do you guys think?

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Jul 29, 2006, 01:14 PM
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Jul 29, 2006, 01:15 PM
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Jul 29, 2006, 01:19 PM
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My vote would be for the alternate shade of silver and two spinner lines. I would put the alternate shade in the "inner" half of the spinner. Other than that, it looks good PDX. I'm sure when you get the panel lines in it'll realy come to life...and probably not look as plain.
Jul 29, 2006, 01:21 PM
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trim it with the tape, or a paint lines and then weather the spinner and rear of the lines to make the spinner stand out.
That's my 2 cent opinion.
Jul 29, 2006, 02:54 PM
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My god, ITL has surfaced...

Jul 29, 2006, 03:38 PM
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Vic don't paint it send it to me
Jul 29, 2006, 11:57 PM
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How'd you end up with ANOTHER of my old planes??? Paint it flourescent green like the wings!! I'll show up that way!!
Jul 30, 2006, 12:16 AM
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Hey Tim, this one is not your plane but it was certainly inspired by your plane after seeing it in a magazine article a few years back. Jack told me the your original Precious Metal bit it after going sraight in on a ballastic day in Reno. I got Mitch to do the decals for me on this one... Good idea on painting the spinner green. Jack told me he'd do it in black so I'll try both plus silver and see what works.
Jul 30, 2006, 01:02 AM
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I vote BLACK, hmmmm or maybe the color/design of your table cloth
ha ha ha

I guess I just lost my chance at ever flying that one huh???


Jul 30, 2006, 10:13 AM
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When I first came up with the paint scheme-- it was Jack's plane he loaned me to fly in a race! It was already silver, so I was looking for something easy to see!! MAN, can you see that green in the sky!!!! HIGHLY visible!! I loved it because of that!! And it took second in the race that day---beating the infamous-- TFLG--losing to Carlski!!
Of course, Calrlski cheated--- he flew better!!
Jul 31, 2006, 03:29 AM
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Jack sold that plane to me for a ridiculously small amount of money. I recovered it and flew the wings off it including a swim at Fermin.
That pic above on the car is my recovering job including freehanding the logo (pretty poorly). Only fitting that it ended it's career on a hill in Reno.
Here's a pic of the original w/ Jack at the sticks.
At one point, the full size had a red stripe on the spinner. You might want to try that.
Last edited by 1000MPH; Jul 31, 2006 at 03:36 AM.
Jul 31, 2006, 07:59 AM
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Howabout a small indent around the back of the spinner and paint that flourescent red? Just like scale! See pic at http://www.warbirdaeropress.com/arti...ods/PMmods.htm

btw- nice wingtip mod in 2nd pic
Aug 27, 2006, 12:23 AM
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She's finally done and ready to be maidened at Soar Utah! I decided on going with a different silver on the spinner with black trim. Hopefully it resembles the real plane which is what I was after...

Last edited by PDX Slope Pilot; Aug 27, 2006 at 12:36 AM.
Aug 27, 2006, 04:08 PM
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Great job! that's what I was trying to describe and yoy nailed it with the different silver. Have a great SoarUtah.

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