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Re: A-1K Skyraider, 1991, -Desert Storm- USMC
« Reply #75 on: November 10, 2019, 05:35:38 pm »
About ready to prime and start painting.




"Quickie" update I guess...  ;D


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Re: A-1K Skyraider, 1991, -Desert Storm- USMC
« Reply #76 on: November 11, 2019, 05:15:23 pm »
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Re: A-1K Skyraider, 1991, -Desert Storm- USMC
« Reply #77 on: November 11, 2019, 07:16:16 pm »
Glued on the last pylon for the bomb after the belly was finished being sanded smooth and have now primed it. Looks pretty decent to me... although I'm rather distracted right now. Cooking tons of food all day but that's besides the point.  ;D 



She'll sit there on the chop stick attached to vise grip (not pictured, it's clamped to the bottom). .......  Chop-Grip! 

Time for paint, I guess. I've been contemplating whether or not to try to color-match as close as possible to my camo example or just pick 6 colors that are close and would work together. One requires spending money and I am very short on that. I think I'll get some paints together and do a test run and see what it looks like and if need be I can consider buying some new paint (or mixing, but I don't care much for that because storing it is problematic for me).
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Re: A-1K Skyraider, 1991, -Desert Storm- USMC
« Reply #78 on: November 12, 2019, 02:24:40 am »
Looking good.
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Re: A-1K Skyraider, 1991, -Desert Storm- USMC
« Reply #79 on: November 12, 2019, 11:34:40 am »
I'm not so sure about them hinges there ...... ;D     But uhhhhhh....  I don't seem to be bothered.  ;D


Might be painting this today. I need to get my colors together again. I had them all picked out then put some away again now I need to fish them out again to attempt a quick test run of the colors to see how they work together.
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Re: A-1K Skyraider, 1991, -Desert Storm- USMC
« Reply #80 on: November 12, 2019, 06:14:51 pm »
Paint trials. I think this stuff will work just fine. This is very rough, ratios wrong, and not properly applied, so it's a little more difficult to tell but the colors work together and they aren't overwhelming each other. They might not match my example perfectly but they don't need to. This is the Corps' version, not the Army.

So, I think these will work and I won't have to spend any new money, yeah? Feedback welcome again.....   :mellow:

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Re: A-1K Skyraider, 1991, -Desert Storm- USMC
« Reply #81 on: November 12, 2019, 08:42:08 pm »
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Re: A-1K Skyraider, 1991, -Desert Storm- USMC
« Reply #82 on: November 13, 2019, 01:55:30 am »
Colours look right mate.

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Re: A-1K Skyraider, 1991, -Desert Storm- USMC
« Reply #83 on: November 13, 2019, 07:33:47 am »
Yup a desert is any landscape that receives less than 10" of precipitation a year. Although I have a vague memory of "O" Level Geography and learning a definition of "a desert climate is a climate in which there is an excess of evaporation over precipitation" although I struggled with that one.

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Re: A-1K Skyraider, 1991, -Desert Storm- USMC
« Reply #84 on: November 13, 2019, 07:33:57 am »
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Re: A-1K Skyraider, 1991, -Desert Storm- USMC
« Reply #85 on: November 13, 2019, 10:22:59 am »
Systems go on the paint, then! Right now it's all I have between me and finishing this. Nothing else can be done what so ever until I paint. This is often the case but usually there's some other aspect that can be worked on but not this time. All the rest is finished already.

The X inches of precip was what I was always taught, as well. The evaporation bit is a new one on me & I can see the merit but also some things for concern. It seems to me that that would make a bunch of places into deserts at certain points but not at others. 10 inches or less rain a year is a quantifiable thing whereas excessive evaporation might happen at one point and not at the next, depending on weather patterns thus would seem a less reliable way to gauge it.  Science class....   ;D   We get it all around here!  ;D
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Re: A-1K Skyraider, 1991, -Desert Storm- USMC
« Reply #86 on: November 13, 2019, 05:12:13 pm »
Rough draft for the camo.  I have to dial in the ratios. I need to expand the base color and fix some shapes.





Very rough but should start to shape up after the next couple passes. Calling it quits for today, though.  :wacko:
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Re: A-1K Skyraider, 1991, -Desert Storm- USMC
« Reply #87 on: November 14, 2019, 02:08:23 am »
Good start Brad C.

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Re: A-1K Skyraider, 1991, -Desert Storm- USMC
« Reply #88 on: November 14, 2019, 12:08:05 pm »
Thanks!!! Pretty decent! Kind of looks pretty neat as is. BUT, I think much of this is TOO LARGE and would look out of scale or something. I'm going to have to tinker with it a little bit and just fly by the seat of my pants. Good thing is, if it all goes tits up I can just prime over it all and go again.  :wacko:     I hope I can just make necessary adjustments for now, though. I need to reduce in size almost everything aside from the base color.
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Re: A-1K Skyraider, 1991, -Desert Storm- USMC
« Reply #89 on: November 15, 2019, 09:39:08 am »
I painted some more on this late yesterday but CBA to post about it. I woke up this morning and decided to be a lazy slob all day so I've already been painting on it again but this is what it was as of last night:



We be shrinkin' on the camo patches. Shrinkin' some more just now, I'll post pictures later. I think I might stop adjusting the size of it all and get the edges smoothed out and get the coverage consistent then re-evaluate it all. I might go ahead and see what things look like with a few chips at this point.

Look at the wing.... there's the one color illusion going on with the paint. Can see it with the Mk. 1, too, and I verified that it IS the same paint and same shade.  The outside of the wing tip and the big patch of paint at the wing root is all the same!
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