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Canopy:

Post by Pete Coleman » Wed May 19, 2010 8:42 pm

Some snaps of the canopy and canopy frame located on the temporarily mocked up fuselage.
The Navigators bulged side window has yet to be fitted.


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Re: Canopy:

Post by Pete Coleman » Thu May 20, 2010 2:26 pm

Some more shots of the canopy with Fred and Ginger in residence:

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Re: Canopy:

Post by Pete Coleman » Thu May 20, 2010 2:44 pm

OK a quick poll:

To build, or not to build, with Fred and Ginger in attendance? bearing in mind that a lot of the cockpit details are hidden from view even without the crew in place, (still I know the detail is there- Schroders cat- let's not go there).

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Post by Rob » Thu May 20, 2010 3:45 pm

To be rather brutal Pete a lot depends on how realistically you will be able to paint them, figure painting is an art form by itself. You do have a very steady hand and an eye for detail so I would be tempted to give it a go, you can leave them out if you are not happy with the result.

One plus point is you would not have to make the harnesses!
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Re: Canopy:

Post by Maurice Wilcox » Thu May 20, 2010 4:12 pm

Great macro shots of the cockpit Pete, it surely do look crowded in there, if Fred and Ginger are to be part of the display I think you need to provide Fred with a box to rest his feet on, they seem to be dangling in mid air. :?

I agree with Rob, it's worth painting them just for the practice, and you probably have a long way to go before the decision becomes critical :D

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Re: Canopy:

Post by Michael D » Fri May 21, 2010 2:49 am

That's looking great Pete so far in the early stages, now i know absolutley nothing about planes, but so far you have demonstrated enough talent to make Fred, and Ginger more than respectable :wink:

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Re: Canopy:

Post by Pete Coleman » Fri May 21, 2010 7:23 pm

Maurice Wilcox wrote:If Fred and Ginger are to be part of the display I think you need to provide Fred with a box to rest his feet on, they seem to be dangling in mid air.
Yeah funny that, both Fred and Gingers feet don't reach the floor, so much so that I had to check the seat heights a couple of times to be sure!

As far as including the crew in the cockpit goes, I think I've had the answers that I expected all along......

There won't be much in the way of updates for a few days, too many irons in the fire......

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Re: Canopy:

Post by Pete Coleman » Sat May 29, 2010 9:52 pm

Some shots of Fred & Ginger having had some paint splashed over them, is it worth continuing with them???

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Post by Rob » Sat May 29, 2010 10:22 pm

Hi Pete,
I would say yes as you have a sound basis to work from now. The eyes on the navigator are better than the pilot as the irises are a better size and are better placed, to much white showing in the pilot’s eyes. The lenses in the goggles could do with being a similar colour to the flying helmets (Perhaps a shade darker brown), just give them a high gloss finish to simulate the glass. Give the pair of them some shading and highlighting to add some life to the flesh tones and they will look more realistic. You can blend enamels if you use a bush moistened with thinner to soften the edges as you go but you need to ensure the base coat is completely dry or it will lift, teaching you to suck eggs, sorry.

If I remember rightly Bill Horan paints with enamels so it may be worth seeing what’s available on the net to give you some pointers. I do have his master class book if you like I could send you some scans in the morning.

Hope you don’t mind me going on but I have a soft spot for well animated and painted figures and I think with a few tips from the likes of Mr Horan you could be well on your way.

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Re: Canopy:

Post by Pete Coleman » Sat May 29, 2010 10:37 pm

I would be glad of any info you have regarding figure painting, Rob.
Although I am not so sure of actually using Fred & Ginger now as there are instruments to each side of them and they force them to sit at some funny angles!
However I still have the "standing" versions of the crew to build.........
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