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Re: North American Supermarine Sapphire Sabre
« Reply #60 on: June 05, 2017, 04:03:59 am »
Cheers folks, nuch appreciated. <_<

Something about the photography and/or the lighting makes the decals look really badly silvered, but they arn't nearly so bad when you see the thing in real life.

The decals presented a few odd difficulties. They wern't very sticky, and in the case of the big underwing series, the use of Microset caused some of the smaller sections to fail to adhere completely. By contrast though, both Microset and Microsol only just managed to make the fuselage roundels & bars conform over the raised airbrake details and they're still a bit ropey when you look closely.

The build could have been finished early in the evening, but I decided to give the tailplanes plenty of undisturbed drying time since their connection is a bit tenuous. I then found that my camera download software was playing up and that pushed the final upload back until I only just managed to squeak it in before the deadline... :rolleyes:
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Re: North American Supermarine Sapphire Sabre
« Reply #61 on: June 05, 2017, 08:15:54 am »
I like that. For some reason I can see her in extra dark sea grey over sky and FAA markings ?
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Re: North American Supermarine Sapphire Sabre
« Reply #62 on: June 05, 2017, 08:24:06 am »
Man o man... it's hard to believe that's a total kitbash.  On the one hand, it looks totally natural... on the other, the construction was well executed so as to barely leave a mark.  Nicely done indeed.  Oh, and I really like that colour scheme.  I think I have to play more with dark blue/greys... they look smart.
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Re: North American Supermarine Sapphire Sabre
« Reply #63 on: June 05, 2017, 08:18:31 pm »
Man o man... it's hard to believe that's a total kitbash.  On the one hand, it looks totally natural... on the other, the construction was well executed so as to barely leave a mark.  Nicely done indeed.  Oh, and I really like that colour scheme.  I think I have to play more with dark blue/greys... they look smart.

Oh, there are plenty of marks, believe me....

Colours (all Humbrol) are:

Hu.163 Dark Green (BS381C 241)
Hu.164 Dark Sea Grey  (BS381C 638)
Hu.166 Light Aircraft Grey 

You may also want to play with:

Hu.123 Extra Dark Sea Grey
Hu.246 RLM75 Grauviolett
Hu.224 Dark Slate Grey
Hu.230 PRU Blue (BS381C 636)

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Re: North American Supermarine Sapphire Sabre
« Reply #64 on: June 05, 2017, 11:38:27 pm »
Very cool, and (with the elegant wings) very British, too.

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Re: North American Supermarine Sapphire Sabre
« Reply #65 on: June 07, 2017, 05:54:44 am »
Thanks for the colours list, I was just about to ask !

That looks so good, and believable. A subtle whif for me ! I think it's an improvement on both aeroplanes.

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