- Jan 18, 2012
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Nice work Rick, saw this in the Market Garden thread. They seem to be nice enough kits from watching your builds.
Definitely a contender for the best looking WWII 'plane Laurie - especially seeing the nice job Rick's doing so far.\ said:Very nice Rick. The pair on the shelf will look the part.Look at the lines on that aircraft . Designed in the mid thirties. Just unbelievable. The really elegant wings and purposeful tail.
You're right Ade about the stripes being painted over the original camouflage but for this particular model I have created for myself the problem of doing the white over grey and then having to do the Olive Drab after masking the white. The easy solution is to do the D-day stripes on the underside only as was later the case in real life, but then I wouldn't have an aircraft in true D-day markings! Hmmm?\ said:As I'm sure your aware the stripes were painted over the colours of the aircraft so if the underside grey shows through a little it wont be an issue.Also you may want to consider not making the stripes 100% spot on as far as edges are concerned as several stripes were painting in the field and so wouldn't have the pin point accuracy as the models often depict. I delibratley made mine uneven on my build
Just my 2p worth of course and you are doing a fantastic job on both the aircraft
I'm curious as to why you'd want it to look more unrealistic? Regardless of scale there were very few that were spot on, don't get me wrong I'm no expert, it may be that mine was a 1:48th and so stands out a little more.\ said:Looks good Rick. All I will say is it is your Dakota, you do what you want with the stripes. I personally don't like the roughly painted look although I know they were hand painted in a hurry. In larger scales it may look realistic but in 1/72 they are more uniform looking to my eye.
Just because looking at 1/72 is like looking at the real thing from a distance. A personal thing, much like some will shade their paint shades to suit scale effect while others don't. To my eye it doesn't look unrealistic with the stripes nice and uniform in 1/72 scale. Therefore I don't want it to look unrealistic, but convincing as it would look from an equivalent real life distance. Each to their own.\ said:I'm curious as to why you'd want it to look more unrealistic? Regardless of scale there were very few that were spot on, don't get me wrong I'm no expert, it may be that mine was a 1:48th and so stands out a little more.Adrian