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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #75 on: September 15, 2019, 09:40:47 am »
Back to the drawing board! I've already found solutions to all the problems aside from backstory which I could even omit completely and let the viewer come to their own conclusions.

So... sometimes it's fun when things go wrong. I've decided now that this will be a Braniff machine and I get to create my own "colors." I don't think they had anything involving black, did they??? Black on the bottom? Well, I think I'll make mine black on the bottom (out of convenience, for obvious reasons) and.....  maybe a tan light brown sort of sand color up top. Or something. I think it would look good and once the wings are painted properly the mix of colors should all work out.


Like this, but new colors.

Windows. I have none for Caravelle but i have plenty of "American" ones. I'll just use those. No one will be the wiser aside from airliner nerds and, well, this entire thing is alternate universe bullshittery anyway so why not?! We can just say it was license built or something.  :laugh:

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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #76 on: September 15, 2019, 10:48:10 am »

It'll be a Braniff Brad-whif.


YEEeeeeeeeaaaah!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Braniff Rules OK!  ;D

If Douglas, Lockheed or Boeing had built it under licence it'd have made much more sense for them to use their own window shapes, even if they did have to modify the fuselage skins to accept them. Tooling up for just a few tri-angular windows would have cost a FORTUNE!  :o
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #77 on: September 15, 2019, 01:33:07 pm »
Then it's Settled! 

Of the contenders, I view Boeing as the least likely to be the ones because they wouldn't need it, so.... the Lockheed Caravelle...  "Oh no, two Electra II disasters in a row, what a failure.... we need a replacement NOW and need to fully enter the jet age but we don't have the time, call up Sud."  :angel:

Sounds good to me. Lockheed then jumps on the phone to grovel to Braniff and sell their souls to satan to subvert the 727.....
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #78 on: September 15, 2019, 05:17:13 pm »

Of the contenders, I view Boeing as the least likely to be the ones because they wouldn't need it, so.... the Lockheed Caravelle...  "Oh no, two Electra II disasters in a row, what a failure.... we need a replacement NOW and need to fully enter the jet age but we don't have the time, call up Sud."  :angel:

Sounds good to me. Lockheed then jumps on the phone to grovel to Braniff and sell their souls to satan to subvert the 727.....


And that's where they got the idea of the JetStar from............ ;)
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #79 on: September 16, 2019, 06:34:50 pm »
I looooove me some JetStar.  :laugh:  I have the lil Roden kit with the pretty blue livery. Such a good looking jet in my opinion...   


For my Caravelle. I've been rather exhausted lately so work is very slow but I've managed a good bunch of masking work on this.



I need to finish the bottoms of the wings. It looks so easy and simple to mask straight lines across an airliner model but it ISN'T. All the curves and the countours and stuff at the wing roots, etc. Keeping the line looking visual straight as the tape runs through tapering curves at the nose, etc. It's mighty tedious and you have to keep looking at it from different angles and adjusting over and over again....     

I'll finish the rest of the masking on the bottom then I think I'm going to paint the wing upper interiors with grey, then mask that off and paint the rest with silver. The silver will serve to finish painting the wings and also serve as the little thin horizontal line that splits the two fuselage colors. I'll also mask off parts of the fuselage by the engines where the exhaust would burn the paint. At some point after all this, a bunch more masking will occur then time for the second main color.
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #80 on: September 17, 2019, 12:58:17 am »

 All the curves and the countours and stuff at the wing roots, etc. Keeping the line looking visual straight as the tape runs through tapering curves at the nose, etc. It's mighty tedious and you have to keep looking at it from different angles and adjusting over and over again....     


Ah yes, the 'joy' of airliner modelling...............  ;) ;D
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #81 on: September 17, 2019, 08:44:04 am »
You'd think it would be a simple affair working on them...  no weapons, much smoother more streamlined shapes ... etc.... BUT NO way, man!!!   ;D  I've had airliner build WAY eclipse military builds in sheer effort it takes to finish one.

More work to be done on this today, maybe. I have to sit down and figure out my work schedule for the next couple of weeks and I might shift some things around to avoid bad weather and I COULD wind up with a "free" day today to work on stuff. Now that would be cool! Time to go look at the calendar and weather map.

Either way, next round of work is to finish off the wing masking on the bottom side of the model then I'll paint the grey on the wing tops, let that dry, then mask it off then time to paint silver.  :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #82 on: September 17, 2019, 03:58:45 pm »
Working more on the masking. This part was rough... I had to drag out my 2mm tape and keeping it all straight across the wing roots was time consuming. It's done now, and I can sleep better knowing I didn't half-arse this aspect of the build. When all is said and done, this area will look good instead of like some lazy paint job on a toy.



Next up....there is a dent in up front where the super glue I used went hot and messed up the plastic. I always figured just styrene glue would do this but I've learned the hard way that large concentrations of CA will warp plastic, too. Long story short, I need to fill this in and correct it. There's no way to hide it. I suppose this is what I have to do next.
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #83 on: September 18, 2019, 04:11:07 am »
You'd think it would be a simple affair working on them...  no weapons, much smoother more streamlined shapes ... etc.... BUT NO way, man!!!   ;D  I've had airliner build WAY eclipse military builds in sheer effort it takes to finish one...

Shiny paint.  Much more demanding when you can't just hide imperfections with flatter clear coat.   ;D
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #84 on: September 18, 2019, 03:40:14 pm »
Ain't that the truth! With all the clean lines and no distractions it's more difficult to hide them sins.  ;D ;D 


Speaking of sins... I bit the bullet and have puttied the dent in the fuselage. I didn't let that stop me from continuing on the rest, however. I masked everything up then sprayed grey onto the wings to get the interior guarded surfaces then let it dry and started masking it so I can paint the rest NMF. I'm going to have to go pick some of that up, so it might be a few days before it happens.



I've also spent more time sanding the engines. They're ready for paint are also waiting on that silver paint. I was initially painting them gloss black to use my fancy metal finish paint but at this point I need to hurry up and the silver rattle can stuff will be fine. I've used it in the past and it turned out quite nice, even after hitting it with gloss: 

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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #85 on: September 19, 2019, 03:49:34 am »
Good luck with your painting mate.  May your paint behave.
I had a rattle can of red oxide go bad on me today - splattered over both hands, my face and my tee-shirt.
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #86 on: September 19, 2019, 04:48:47 am »
Good luck with your painting mate.  May your paint behave.
I had a rattle can of red oxide go bad on me today - splattered over both hands, my face and my tee-shirt.

You houd remember to check which direction the nozzle is pointing!  ;D :wacko:
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #87 on: September 19, 2019, 06:00:56 am »
Good luck with your painting mate.  May your paint behave.
I had a rattle can of red oxide go bad on me today - splattered over both hands, my face and my tee-shirt.

You houd remember to check which direction the nozzle is pointing!  ;D :wacko:

Should also check if it's a "Northern" or "Southern" Hemisphere issue can  :rolleyes: ;)
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #88 on: September 19, 2019, 06:13:26 am »
Don't feel bad, I was priming my Tristar yesterday when mid way through I grabbed the wrong can of paint entirely. An unshaken can of white.....   WOOPS!     I quickly grabbed the primer and covered right over it but I'm not sure or not whether it'll affect that little patch where I goofed up.  ;D ;D

Hell, my silver paint gave up the ghost completely yesterday.... the stem is messed up... it started spraying splotches onto my engines then stopped spraying completely. Pretty sure I'm going to have to sand those engines down AGAIN because of that but oh well.  Headed to the store this morning to get more paint.


Downhill slide on the masking, I think... I need to finish the wing uppers then it's time to paint silver... the silver will be for the main wing edges, for the tail planes, and for an arear by the engine exhausts. Also, the silver will be the cheatline. After I spray I'll mask all that up then the only thing left to paint is the upper fuselage then I can unmask the entire shootin' match and start decalling.
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Re: Quad Engine Super Caravelle
« Reply #89 on: September 19, 2019, 12:06:11 pm »
Really rolling now! I finished masking and even finished the repair up by the nose on the roof. Next I'll let this stuff dry up a couple days then do the last round of masking to keep the silver portions. I picked out a khaki color for the top. I hope it looks good.

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