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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3465 on: September 21, 2020, 07:42:43 pm »
It also depends how one defines the colour turquoise.  :wacko:

It seems even the Soviet aircraft manufacturers couldn't agree on the definition of turquoise.  ;D They vary quite a lot. Some are more greenish, while others are more or less light blue with little to no green hue. Anyone selling a generic, catch-all "Soviet/Russian cockpit turquoise" is straight up lying. It may be correct for one type, but definitely won't be for another.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3466 on: September 22, 2020, 05:06:07 am »
Just googling MiG-25 cockpit gets these different shades (although that could be due to image editing).



So, which one is "right"?

Trick question, none of them and all of them.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3467 on: September 22, 2020, 05:17:54 am »
The LH one looks most like the Tu-134's cockpit colour.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3468 on: September 22, 2020, 10:52:49 am »
Hell I'd just call it "a blue/green." To me it's a blue but it's such a shade/tint that it's sort of ambiguous. But uhhh... it's kinda like some of the eggs the little bird lay. They call the color "robin's egg blue" or whatever but like I said.... it's a pretty ambiguous and open for interpretation.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3469 on: September 22, 2020, 11:34:13 am »
The cockpit colour has a huge visible variation based on lighting, it shifts all over the
place and photos of exactly the same aircraft can look very different.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3470 on: September 23, 2020, 04:32:39 am »
I'm not arguing.  I'm quite happy with my home made mix and i'll continue to keep using it until I run out and then i'll make some more which will be similar.

The recipe if anyone is interested is Vallejo Model Colour 70808 Blue Green + 70857 Golden Olive.  Adjust proportions until happy.

To my eyes, wearing my distance glasses, on this laptop, at night, under artificial light, after a full day's work the eggs look blue.

Mi-4 legs and wheel hubs painted today.




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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3471 on: September 26, 2020, 03:33:07 am »
Mi-4 is on her feet.
Mi-4 WIP 26-09-2020 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3472 on: September 26, 2020, 03:43:14 am »
A great looking model for sure, but I still think the Mi-4 is a singularly ugly aeroplane, sadly.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3473 on: September 26, 2020, 04:32:12 am »
Utilitarian, but certainly not pretty.  There are uglier choppers.  CH-37 for example.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3474 on: September 26, 2020, 05:04:02 am »

 There are uglier choppers.  CH-37 for example.


There we're in total agreement.

But the -37 is SO ugly it's good.  ;D

I've got a Special Hobby Marines one in The Loft, and I quite want to build it as it's just SO weird. 
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3475 on: September 27, 2020, 04:39:31 am »
MI-4 isn't ugly, just plain.  Although the gondola doesn't help things.
I have a Special Hobby US Army boxing.  We should both build them together some time.
I am torn between different ways to build it.
Eating a truck...

...civilian...

...or bodysnatching a dead flying banananana.


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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3476 on: September 27, 2020, 05:38:59 am »
Love the photo of it eating a truck  ;D

And as for the "body snatching", it's good to see the guys on the ground paying their respects  :angel:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3477 on: September 27, 2020, 07:18:45 am »
Yes, the -37's one AWESOME machine, but it sure isn't pretty.

I rather like the 'cross eyed' look that many of the USMC machines were painted in. My kit even has decals for it.  ;D



Quite a logical Whiff would be a turbine engined one, but that wouldn't leave any room for 'cross eyes'. :(

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3478 on: September 27, 2020, 04:53:53 pm »
I walked through this machine at Pima years ago, when they still allowed it, and it's even more marvelously
bizzare up close.   

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3479 on: September 28, 2020, 03:57:41 am »
...Quite a logical Whiff would be a turbine engined one, but that wouldn't leave any room for 'cross eyes'. :(



One could use CH-53 engines.

Mi-4 is close to the end.  I've begun painting the rotors.  when they are done I will be weathering this a touch.  I want it to look a bit shabby.

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