by B1Bomber on August 13th, 2010
That painting in the mold stuff seems second nature to you now. Awesome paint job. Glad that will save you tons of time down the road on this project.
I am one of your viewers who cringe when I see the chisel out for opening your molds. I use a series of hard wood sticks, 3/32″ x 3/8″ and 3/32″ x 1/2″wide which I sand a taper on one end. One I get an opening started I slide these sticks in and gently tap on them. I leave the first one in place and then drive a second one a few inches away. This method causes very little flexing of my molds.
My molds are not as thick as yours but I do add blue foam to the backs and hot wire the foam to exactly parallel to the parting line.
I am very interested in hearing what your finished wing construction will be. How many layers and thickness on the skins, and any spars or ribs?
Awesome Professor Bob!!!
What kind of magic does a camo paint job inside a mold!
Just kidding! Nice magic Bob!
Actually, Bob, your camo colors are not that far off. The dark green is about right, but the lighter green needs to be more like OD green than the grass green you have now. The brown should be less red and more tan, altho what you have is not that far off and would look fine once you take care of that bright green. The bottom side gray was closer to white than medium gray. The top side colors you’re using right now are pretty close to what they were when they rolled out of the paint shop but it didn’t take long for the sun to bleach them out to less intense shades that sometimes were chalky and almost pastels. Adding a little white to your colors before you shoot ’em would fade them out a bit and would add to the scale effect of the paint job.
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