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Gavin
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posted 12-02-1999 10:13 AM     Profile for Gavin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Hi, all. Bin sick last few days, spent an entire day hunting for the nose paint used to color the underside of the nose cowling on the Hurricane.(For anyone who's tried, it's a BITCH! with a less-than-rewarding finale) I started by first completely blacking the ENTIRE palette, just to be convinced it was even IN there! Then I started slapping great swaths of black on everything.

It finally turned black again when I hastily slapped black all over the wing underside. Hmmm, must be on the border somewheres, I thought. I went around the entire wing with black this time, and no-go. Oh no... I realized, now filled with horror that they had done the unimaginable - USE THE SAME COLOUR AS THE WING UNDERSIDE FOR THE NOSE CONE UNDERSIDE.

An hour later I had my answer -- yep, they did. The nose underside paint is a triangle of the grey in the underside of the wing. If you want a black nosed Hurricane, you have to live with a black triangle on each wing underside. Dumb, eh? It doesn't look too too bad, really only noticable when you turn the plane over for a plan-view shot of the belly. The base of the triangle is towards the wing leading edge, so it kinda looks like a bad oil leak from some angles...

Has anyone found any other stupid decisions like this in the palettes? I'm considering giving up changing nose cowling paint at all for future projects, it's just too much hassle hunting down all the different locations for the paint in the palette (The Hurricane has 3 such different locations, plus you have to repaint the fuselage nose, which has several locations as well).

I finally got my No.85 painted up and ready, and I'll be posting it to Air Buddha's paint skin site shortly. It's got a black nose, squadron markings, a/c serial no. markings (looks good!) and a new trick I'm trying, prop blade bases. The Hurricane mark 1 had a bright (magnesium? aluminum?) metal cylinder base on each prop blade for the variable pitch prop constant rpm engine models (now, does that mean the throttle is wrong, and the pilot controled a pitch control?).

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"Only the spirit of attack, born in a brave heart, will bring success to any fighter aircraft, no matter how highly
developed it may be." - Adolf Galland.


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KMHPaladin
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posted 12-02-1999 10:19 AM     Profile for KMHPaladin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Hmmm... I don't suppose you happen to know where the underside of the engine nacelle is located on the B-26 Marauder skin? Just curious, I've been looking for a while...

Thanks, good work on the Hurri.

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-KMHPaladin
- "The duty of the fighter pilot is to patrol his
area of the sky, and shoot down any enemy
fighters in that area. Anything else is rubbish."
Baron Manfred von Richthofen, 1917
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Gavin
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posted 12-02-1999 10:39 AM     Profile for Gavin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
I'd be willing to bet money it uses the same location as something else, like the fuselage underside or the wing.

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"Only the spirit of attack, born in a brave heart, will bring success to any fighter aircraft, no matter how highly
developed it may be." - Adolf Galland.


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Gavin
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posted 12-03-1999 11:16 AM     Profile for Gavin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
I slapped a picture of the location on the
palette at:
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/6823/hurricane_nose_paint.html

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"Only the spirit of attack, born in a brave heart, will bring success to any fighter aircraft, no matter how highly
developed it may be." - Adolf Galland.


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Opa
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posted 12-03-1999 11:20 AM     Profile for Opa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Yeah...the Fw190 shares the colours of the wheels with the spinner. I have a skin with RED wheels on the 190's, but it's only visible when the gear is out, so I can live with it.

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Der Opa


[This message has been edited by Opa (edited 12-03-1999).]


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