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Author Topic: Airacobra Mk.I, Ivan Gaidaenko  (Read 24694 times)
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« Reply #60 on: February 18, 2013, 05:02:36 PM »

Hi Pascal,
note the red star on this picture:

is not concentric with overpainted RAF roundel - left star tip is quite inside while right tip is quite outside the roundel. Top star tip seems to be OK. Moreover, my feeling is that overpained roundel is not precise circle - its left side goes directly down while it should slightly turns right. Neither roundel nor star goes over the vertical panel line, to the left on this picture.

No explanation why "new overpainting" is lighter then old, original camouflage, if both performed by British and with the same colors. I would only guess that the new, fresh overpainting is matt and still clean while original camouflage of the same colors is already dirty and greasy. But this I would expect with light colors, not with Dark Green Huh

Note the dark vertical line in the middle of top rear fuselage - panel line:

and just behind that panel lines to the left is a couple of lighter short lines - exactly where I would expect overpainted RAF roundel and red star with white/silver outline. No explanation why full star is not visible when even exhaust pipes are visible. Soot from the smoke of hit plane? Retouch?

RAF roundel (usually) did not exceed over that vertical panel line, to the right on this photo:


Anyhow, I am really curious for your final result. I keep fingers.

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« Reply #61 on: March 21, 2013, 05:37:42 PM »

Hi Pascal,

this I found today at http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_12_start_380.html



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« Reply #62 on: March 21, 2013, 09:35:53 PM »

Hi Misos,

Thanks for this photograph...

My Airacobra is almost finished. I'll post some pics soon.

Pascal
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« Reply #63 on: March 24, 2013, 11:22:25 PM »

Hi,

Here is my model now finished:









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« Reply #64 on: March 25, 2013, 12:01:41 AM »

Very nice work! You did a great job on that.
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« Reply #65 on: March 25, 2013, 07:36:56 AM »

Hallo Pascal,
Congratualtions.I have an empty place in my shelf to place it.
It is really beutiful.
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« Reply #66 on: March 25, 2013, 03:55:04 PM »

Very good-looking. I like it very much.
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Massimo
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« Reply #67 on: March 25, 2013, 04:20:20 PM »

Congratulations, great model!
It was also an interesting research.
What is the colour of the undersides?
Cheers,
KL
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« Reply #68 on: March 25, 2013, 04:50:48 PM »

Beautiful early Kobra, Pascal!  Brilliant work!

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« Reply #69 on: March 25, 2013, 06:05:58 PM »

Great job Paxcal

came out really well.

one question/point, why no upperwing stars? It seems to have been standard British practice to apply upperwing stars, so the VVS would either keep them or paint them out.

I really like the detail of of the stecllling on the sky background, neat touch.

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« Reply #70 on: March 25, 2013, 06:09:02 PM »

Hi Pascal,

very nice kit. I like it really very much.
What color did you use for number "33" and red star outline?
Happy modeling.

     66misos


PS: What happend to antena wire?
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« Reply #71 on: March 25, 2013, 09:45:05 PM »

Thanks to you!

KL, the underside is British Medium Sea Grey. Do you think that it could be Sky? I wondered, seeing the stencils on access doors...

Troy, I think that british roundels were repainted by British people, but soviet markings were applied by Soviets, and so it was no star on upperwing. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's what I guess.

Misos, I used matt aluminium for these markings, applied with a brush on the "33", to give a relief appearance. The antenna wire must still be tight, and painted...

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« Reply #72 on: March 26, 2013, 06:15:51 PM »

KL, the underside is British Medium Sea Grey. Do you think that it could be Sky? I wondered, seeing the stencils on access doors...

Originally the undersides were Sky.  Have they been overpainted at the same time when top was overpainted in gray + green?  I don't know - good question for RAF camouflage experts!

Misos, I used matt aluminium for these markings, applied with a brush on the "33", to give a relief appearance.

the original Soviet paint was glossy and highly reflective - almost like glossy side of Aluminium foil.

HTH,
KL
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« Reply #73 on: March 26, 2013, 06:37:18 PM »

Looking good Pascal!  Smiley
Very good presatation of an early Airacobra (P-400)!
Good use of satin and matt coloring  Cheesy

I think of purchacing the following books of the cobra; ''Cobra! Bell aircraftcorparation 1934-1946'' and ''Airacobra over kuban P-39 k,l,m''

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Remco
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