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Sport The Kool Kanary (Giant Hot Kanary)

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Bipeguy03, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Blue on top Yellow on bottom and about a bazillion white stars lol

    I got the pinstripes plotted this evening, and as long as the forecast holds I'm spraying the black tomorrow.
  2. We need pics...
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  3. Last night I sprayed the Dakota Black Butyrate down for the pinstripes, finally some color!!!

    I did learn something though. The extra work and waste of spraying the fill coats of clear butyrate isn't worth the results. I can still see the brush marks from just the 2 light coats I did first. And I used an entire quart of clear to get the same amount of dope on the airplane as I did on the Krier (which is bigger) and I only used 2/3's of a quart for it. Lots of dope ended up on the floor for nothing.

    So I guess the only way to completely eliminate brush marks is to spray 12 or more coats of dope or use Silver which is too heavy. If I wanna keep it light, I gotta deal with some imperfections. No biggie, I think my Krier looks pretty good and really, I only have to satisfy myself :)


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  4. When someone says "nice paint job" they should really say "nice mask job". Masking is definitely the most tedious part of any finishing job, but it's also often the difference between a good paint job and a not so good one.

    Tonight I just about got the pinstripes masked, I just have to finish the tail. All are 1/8" with the exception of the stab root which is 1/16".

    Most of my time was spent making sure that all of the ends meet from one side to the other. Symmetry is a beautiful thing :)

    Hopefully finish the masking and get the white sprayed tomorrow.

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  5. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Looking good. The one thing I remember about painting is I mask for hours and paint it in minutes. But I have to admit I really do enjoy pulling masking tape off and see what I have achieved.
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  6. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Now I am kicking myself for deciding to use Ultracote on the 330. Why didn't I decide to use the paint method like you? Oh yea, cuz I suck at painting. LOL....
    Looks great so far. Really anxious to see more color on this awesome bird.
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  7. Well, she is now completely white. Tomorrow afternoon I will get it masked up for the Lemon Yellow and if I get it done in time I'll spray it.

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  8. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    I am surprised how well the white covered the black there is not even a hint of black showing. That must have taken a few coats but it is starting to look like a plane. Nice work.
  9. It actually covers quite well, there is only 3 LIGHT coats (probably the equivalent of 2 normal coats) of white on the whole airframe. I've found that base coat will cover just as well as dope, just have to be patient and not pour the paint to it to try and cover it up on the first shot.
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  10. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Sad but true as it is. I discovered that same thing..."AFTER" I burned off a complete can of paint to cover a color I didn't want to show. Sad truth was, the color still showed through. Doah! Recent projects layed evidence that a few lighter coats covers much better than one heavy coat. Now see? Aint ya'll glad I don't paint for a livin'? My poor lil buddy would be begging the alley cats to bring him some dinner.
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