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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2430 on: April 10, 2019, 04:57:03 am »
Jealous. :-\

I think i may wait until tax rebate time to get me one.  Can't wait for your review though.

BTW I read somewhere that it is not the done thing to call them a Rolls or a Roller.  The true Rolls Royce aficionado will refer to his Royce... ;D
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2431 on: April 10, 2019, 09:20:05 am »
This is merely a modern affectation, started by those upper-crusties who don't wish to be linguistically associated with the pleb's who don't own Roll Royce motor cariages. ;) :wacko:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2432 on: April 11, 2019, 03:12:26 am »
This morning before work I polished the paint off the foiled scripts on the (now red) Datsun.
Datsun Fairlady WIP 11-04-19 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2433 on: April 11, 2019, 06:02:15 am »
Eagles looking good  :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2434 on: April 12, 2019, 04:12:40 am »
Thanks Chris.

I cleared the Datsun today.  Looks good if I do say so myself.  Nice and shiny (which isn't always the case with my airbrushing).
Fairlady WIP 12-042019 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Fairlady WIP 12-042019 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Fairlady WIP 12-042019 03 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2435 on: April 12, 2019, 06:05:54 am »
Impressive finish  :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2436 on: April 12, 2019, 08:26:58 am »
Cooo, that's BRIGHT! But looks great.  :thumbsup:

What foil do you use to cover the scripts and badges etc. please? And how far around the scripts do overlay the foil?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2437 on: April 12, 2019, 09:34:10 pm »
Thanks folks.  Thats Zero Paints clear over a Zero Paints colour called "Bright Red (similar to TS49)".

I use Bare Metal Foil and I trim it back as close to the edge of the scripts as I can.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2438 on: April 14, 2019, 11:31:15 am »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

 :wub: the red.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2439 on: April 14, 2019, 02:11:16 pm »

I use Bare Metal Foil and I trim it back as close to the edge of the scripts as I can.


Having now got a full sheet of it, and used less than 2 sq. ins on the Caterham, I'll try that on my daughter's Mustang. Thank you kindly.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2440 on: April 15, 2019, 04:03:07 am »
I put the foil on the scripts between the primer (or undercoat if I use one - depends on the colour) and the colour coat.
If I put on a clear coat then I polish the paint off the foil and clear over the top.
Polish gently with a cotton bud.  Don't press too hard or you risk pulling the foil off.
I favour metal polish for removing the paint - a paste one rather than a liquid.

F-15 is now cleared and i've been painting the fiddly bits.  I need to find where I put some RAAF low viz kangaroos I printed off a while ago.

On the Royce Armoured Car i'm getting all the smaller body parts ready for paint (mudguards, running boards etc).

Cessna floats are painted and are waiting for decals.

ziking Ragnar is sitting in its box looking at me everytime I sit down in the shed.  I've got to mask the windows and canopy and then attach and PSR the wings.  Some dust has managed to find it's way inside one of the windows which is bugging me but there is nothing I can do about it.  Unless...
...it has crossed my mind to try submerging it and filling it with water to try and wash the dust out.  However, i've been using PPP so that may end in disaster.
maybe i'll just ignore it and then chose my photos carefully.   ;)
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2441 on: April 15, 2019, 04:45:59 am »
I've made a note of your 'scripting' technique, thanks.

[Actually I cut and pasted the whole paragraph into Notepad.  ;D]
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2442 on: April 15, 2019, 04:55:41 am »
Glad to be of help.

I will happily share in the plaudits of your successes and deny any responsibility for your failures.  ;D
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2443 on: April 15, 2019, 08:55:20 am »

I will happily share in the plaudits of your successes and deny any responsibility for your failures.  ;D


Why doesn't this surprise me?  ;D ;)
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2444 on: April 16, 2019, 03:18:57 am »
So, White Tailed Eagle.
It's ready for the stickers and painting of the legs, wheels, exhausts and canopy.  And i need to finish painting the pilot.
White Tailed Eagle WIP 16-04-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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