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How much is "too much" weathering?
« on: August 27, 2020, 12:18:55 am »
Well, reality is sometimes stranger than real life, esp. when it comes to weathering models. Sometimes, things look overdone and awkward - but reality can be even more exaggerated!

For instance, these GAU-8 soot stains under a (normally uniform light grey with a dark fake canopy) A-10...  :rolleyes:




Have you found similar cases? Put them here, for reference and inspiration.  :lol:

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Re: How much is "too much" weathering?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2020, 03:34:53 am »
Don't try to deceive me, Dizzy! It's very recognizable as one of your jobs. ;D
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Re: How much is "too much" weathering?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2020, 03:36:44 am »
Context is key. An aircraft that's two years into a hard and dirty war is likely to be looking a bit shabby. An aircraft that's sitting in the static park at an airshow, not so much.


Off at a tangent: I always find the placement of that targeting pod on station 10 peculiar. It's inboard of a pair of AIM-9s that block a fair chunk of it's field of view. You'd think it'd be better on stations 1 or 11 where there's nothing outboard of it...  :unsure:
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Re: How much is "too much" weathering?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2020, 04:15:58 am »
IME you know when you've applied too much weathering just after its too late.
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Re: How much is "too much" weathering?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2020, 10:59:44 am »
Off at a tangent: I always find the placement of that targeting pod on station 10 peculiar. It's inboard of a pair of AIM-9s that block a fair chunk of it's field of view. You'd think it'd be better on stations 1 or 11 where there's nothing outboard of it...  :unsure:

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Re: How much is "too much" weathering?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2020, 11:34:00 am »
Off at a tangent: I always find the placement of that targeting pod on station 10 peculiar. It's inboard of a pair of AIM-9s that block a fair chunk of it's field of view. You'd think it'd be better on stations 1 or 11 where there's nothing outboard of it...  :unsure:

That's what JTACs are for, Weaver.

What, you want to carry a JTAC on station 10?

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Re: How much is "too much" weathering?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2020, 01:35:27 pm »
Off at a tangent: I always find the placement of that targeting pod on station 10 peculiar. It's inboard of a pair of AIM-9s that block a fair chunk of it's field of view. You'd think it'd be better on stations 1 or 11 where there's nothing outboard of it...  :unsure:

That's what JTACs are for, Weaver.

What, you want to carry a JTAC on station 10?

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Re: How much is "too much" weathering?
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2020, 03:32:30 pm »
Context is key. An aircraft that's two years into a hard and dirty war is likely to be looking a bit shabby. An aircraft that's sitting in the static park at an airshow, not so much.


Off at a tangent: I always find the placement of that targeting pod on station 10 peculiar. It's inboard of a pair of AIM-9s that block a fair chunk of it's field of view. You'd think it'd be better on stations 1 or 11 where there's nothing outboard of it...  :unsure:

Probably because that station has the necessary wiring in place as it can support a Maverick, like
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Re: How much is "too much" weathering?
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2020, 06:51:05 am »
"Slightly worn..."



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