Author Topic: Clay Lacy's P-51D 'N64CL' a.k.a. 'Miss Van Nuys', early 70ies (REAL WORLD!)  (Read 1271 times)

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Offline Dizzyfugu

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Re: Clay Lacy's P-51D 'N64CL' a.k.a. 'Miss Van Nuys', early 70ies (REAL WORLD!)
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2017, 01:26:24 am »
It's really hard to tell a true tone from pics. Light plays a major role, but also the camera, the film (any pic that old is just a scan or a repro), and especially your screen/display. Never trust what you see indirectly.
I also dug up lots of pics of N64CL, and the FS17142 recommendation from the decal sheet is IMHO a very good choice - even though I do not have a first hand sample of the tone, either. I just do not have access here to this US tone, so RAL 4003 turned out to be a very good fall-back option, even though the tone is slightly lighter. But at the kit's small size it's a good scale effect compensation.

Besides, as mentioned above, there IS in some pics a light metallic/mother-of-pearl shine on the aircraft - but that seems to be a more recent effect varnish applied on top of the original purple tone. Confusing, but AFAIK the machine was in a solid tone in the early Seventies.

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Re: Clay Lacy's P-51D 'N64CL' a.k.a. 'Miss Van Nuys', early 70ies (REAL WORLD!)
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2017, 02:58:01 am »
Oh I can make it look purple by adjusting my monitor.  ;D

It's a shade close to the cusp of pink and purple and as such what the viewer calls it is subjective and down to their eyes.
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Re: Clay Lacy's P-51D 'N64CL' a.k.a. 'Miss Van Nuys', early 70ies (REAL WORLD!)
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2017, 06:40:21 am »
Nice one, looks like the real thing. :thumbsup:
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Re: Clay Lacy's P-51D 'N64CL' a.k.a. 'Miss Van Nuys', early 70ies (REAL WORLD!)
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2017, 04:03:51 pm »
I'd call that hot pink rather than purple but hey, could be my monitor as it matches your reference pics in the relevant photo above.

Very good.  Nothing wrong with posting the odd RW build.
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Yes, it looks very pink-ish, a very deep tone. But officially it's a purple tone!

Very nice build.  :thumbsup:
But I thought the colour was lilac. :o
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