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Offline Rick Lowe

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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #75 on: January 13, 2018, 01:45:28 am »
Right purty.
I like the way the major blocks aren't just slotted next to each other, there are 'splinters' or smaller fill-in spots too.

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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #76 on: January 13, 2018, 02:07:55 am »
Thanks Rick.  As it evolved it became more crazy paving than sea giraffe.
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #77 on: January 13, 2018, 02:36:19 am »
Splendiferous
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #78 on: January 13, 2018, 03:00:08 am »
Splendiferous

That is precisely the word I was looking for


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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #79 on: January 13, 2018, 03:43:06 am »
Really beautiful! How did you do it? Hand painting or masking and spraying?
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #80 on: January 13, 2018, 04:17:13 am »
Hell, yeah! :lol:

That's brilliantly cool! :mellow:
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #81 on: January 13, 2018, 04:25:56 am »
Really beautiful! How did you do it? Hand painting or masking and spraying?

By hand.  Masking that would drive me bonkers.
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #82 on: January 13, 2018, 06:53:47 am »
Really beautiful! How did you do it? Hand painting or masking and spraying?

By hand.  Masking that would drive me bonkers.

You have an unbelievably steady hand. :o :thumbsup:
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #83 on: January 13, 2018, 12:47:19 pm »
top job mr Zenrat sir !
ive done something similar, and you've managed  to get a far better effect than I did.
Redone 19/08/15  the things you learn, give your mind the wings to fly, and the chains to hold yourself steady added 07/10/18   take off and nuke the site form orbit, nope, time for the real thing, CAM and gridfire, call special circumstances.

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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #84 on: January 13, 2018, 07:09:39 pm »
Thanks Rick.  As it evolved it became more crazy paving than sea giraffe.

 ;D Maybe, but it still works.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #85 on: January 13, 2018, 07:38:48 pm »
Glorious!!!!!   Sans masking.. I love it... it would drive me nuts, too. I totally dig masking, though, and I'm willing to do it.. but.. man.... there's no way I'd mask something like this.  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:

The lighter blue segments here and there are intriguing... 
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #86 on: January 14, 2018, 12:32:58 am »
The lighter blue segments here and there are intriguing... 

Just an element of randomness.  Why?  No idea.  It seemed like the thing to do.

Really beautiful! How did you do it? Hand painting or masking and spraying?

By hand.  Masking that would drive me bonkers.

You have an unbelievably steady hand. :o :thumbsup:

Not really.  But I have been watching pinstriping videos on You Tube to see how some of them steady their hands and over the years have developed a technique of sticking my little finger out as a support against the model.  I also have learnt not to paint on the days when I am less steady.

Today I started on the Wings and tail.
Here is the palette.
Palette by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
1 is Vallejo Sky Blue and 7 is Vallejo Intermediate Blue.  2 to 6 are mixes of the 2 in varying ratios.
I mixed up a batch of each in my paint storage jars.  If you don't store some of a custom colour then it can bite you in the bum if you find a spot you missed.  Don't ask me how I know this.
Here is Mavis the Magical Sea Giraffe.  1 and 3 to 7 painted.  2 to go.
H6K5 WIP 14-01-18 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #87 on: January 14, 2018, 12:51:48 am »
 :o :o :o
 :thumbsup:

did you paint blues lines on a black background, or black patches on a blue background?


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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #88 on: January 14, 2018, 01:11:37 am »
zenrat quote:
"I explained to Mrs z about Sea Giraffes.  She says we are all mad."

Tell her 'Yep - come on in, the water's particularly friendly today.'

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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #89 on: January 14, 2018, 02:16:24 am »
I explained to Mrs z about Sea Giraffes.  She says we are all mad.

Absolutely, & proud of it! ;D
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