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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2019, 07:25:11 pm »
Great silhouette, of a glider with big span, like your signature Kit :thumbsup:
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2019, 02:00:46 am »
It might be my toplap minotaur but I really do not like that green.
Great job otherwise though.
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2019, 03:40:04 am »
It's not wonderful, is it?

But it's the closest match I could find for the green in the 'roundel', and as you can see in the top view, they almost vanish into the whole 'green-ness' of it.

I did my usual trick at Halfords, holding the decal sheet in my hand and trying to match the paint, which caused some raised eyebrows amongst the staff.  ;D ;)
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2019, 04:34:34 am »
I know Chris said it was like Russian Cockpit but to my mind it's more like the Karkov Tractor Factory No.6 Green (or whatever it was called) that they used on their wheels.
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2019, 06:39:53 am »
I know Chris said it was like Russian Cockpit but to my mind it's more like the Karkov Tractor Factory No.6 Green (or whatever it was called) that they used on their wheels.

I know what you mean, but that wheel green is a proper green to my eye, this is a little on the turquoise side ? But then as I've said to a young lady of my acquaintance "we all see colour's differently"  ;)
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving (FINISHED)
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2019, 06:30:16 pm »
OK, it's done and dusted.

Canopy masking complete and the canopy painted and then it's glued in place with clear glue.

Job done, and with 2 days to go.  :thumbsup:





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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2019, 06:45:17 pm »
I flippin love it...   I think the colors are lovely and it's a glorious glider.  :wub: :wub:  The whole idea is mad appealing.  :wacko:
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving (FINISHED)
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2019, 08:40:43 pm »
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2019, 09:37:59 pm »
I know Chris said it was like Russian Cockpit but to my mind it's more like the Karkov Tractor Factory No.6 Green (or whatever it was called) that they used on their wheels.

I know what you mean, but that wheel green is a proper green to my eye, this is a little on the turquoise side ? But then as I've said to a young lady of my acquaintance "we all see colour's differently"  ;)

Absolutely.  I personally see no turquoise in that at all but then I have a notoriously dubious colour sense.
Excellent work Kit. 
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2019, 01:07:01 am »
Comparing the real thing with my laptop screen shows that The Green is a lot darker in reality, and somehow I just can't modify the image to get it to show correctly.  :banghead:

There's something wrong with the settings on my camera I reckon, so I'll have a trawl through the manual and see what I can do about it.

I'm glad you guys like it, thanks so much.  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2019, 01:30:43 am »
in reality
What a bad word in our what-if universe! :angry:
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2019, 02:37:31 am »
That's come out really well Kit
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2019, 01:52:11 am »
Very neat, Kit.  Must confess, I did think when first seeing the name that the Maglider was powered by magnets or some such (shades of cavorite!).
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2019, 02:08:10 am »
Nice one Kit!  :thumbsup:

I have the same mental block as kitbasher - just can't read the name without 'unpacking' it to 'magnetic glider'.
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2019, 06:03:20 am »
The emphasis is on the second syllable, ie MaGLYDer. Then it sounds right and makes more sense..  ;D
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