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VBF-83_Hawk
01-03-2005, 11:48 AM
LINK HERE: http://www.rollmodels.net/ngallery/airplanes/negleyki-84.htm

http://www.rollmodels.net/ngallery/airplanes/negleyki84-01.jpg

VBF-83_Hawk
01-03-2005, 11:48 AM
LINK HERE: http://www.rollmodels.net/ngallery/airplanes/negleyki-84.htm

http://www.rollmodels.net/ngallery/airplanes/negleyki84-01.jpg

TgD Thunderbolt56
01-03-2005, 12:01 PM
Weathering really adds to the "feel" of most things whether they be skins or models, but from what I can see, the quality finish, detail and attention to accuracy look remarkable.

TB

IL2-chuter
01-03-2005, 12:36 PM
What else was entered? Someone's gotta win, and it does look technically well finished, less weathering. (I bet 1/48th and 1/72nd were much more competitive.)

RocketDog
01-03-2005, 01:43 PM
Most WWII aircraft lasted only a year or two in service. How weathered is a two-year old car?

The Japanese aircraft sometimes looked more worn because they were often delivered unpainted and given a quick spray in the field without the benefit of undercoat or extensive surface preparation, but the sort of weathering you sometimes see at il2skins.com can be comically overdone. Look at Canon's recent skins for a good impression of more genuine and realistic wear.

Regards,

RocketDog.

NORAD_Zooly10
01-03-2005, 02:14 PM
it does look very nice though, congratulations to the winners.
~S~
Zooly

Zarathael
01-03-2005, 03:02 PM
looks like they did an excellent job of "paint this part this color" but to their credit, we can't see inside, (very important), and the quality of the photo does leave something to be desired. I would assume that 1/48 & 1/72 were more competitive, but 1/32 is where the big push is right now, so we might have been surprised.

x__CRASH__x
01-03-2005, 03:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RocketDog:
Most WWII aircraft lasted only a year or two in service. How weathered is a two-year old car? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Aircraft get dirty. Real dirty. We have to wash our high alt land based recon bird every 28 days, it it's about as clean as they come. Carrier based aircraft get washed twice a month and rinsed once a wekk because of the sal****er. Fluids leak all over the plane and attract lots of dirt and other ****. Exhaust leaves black soot.

They get very very dirty. In two years, that aircraft would look like garbage if it wasn't maintained.

VBF-83_Hawk
01-03-2005, 04:50 PM
28 days crash?...hehehehe

I had to wash my cessna-180 once a week...but then again, I was putting 26 hours a week on it.

ElAurens
01-03-2005, 06:07 PM
You cannot write S A L T W A T E R on this forum?

Mind boggling, simply mind boggling.

WTE_Dukayn
01-03-2005, 08:02 PM
the word T W A T is in the middle of salt water as one word http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

fordfan25
01-03-2005, 10:18 PM
wow i wish i could paint half that good

RocketDog
01-04-2005, 04:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by x__CRASH__x:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RocketDog:
Most WWII aircraft lasted only a year or two in service. How weathered is a two-year old car? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Aircraft get dirty. Real dirty. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Agreed - they get very dirty indeed. If you look at the undersides of the Spitfires in the film BoB they are stained black from oil, soot, mud and tyre rubber. But dirt isn't wear in the sense of paint being worn through to metal. I expect your aircraft get dirty but don't have very large areas from which the paint has flaked away.

Far too many skinners represent aircraft with great big chunks of paint flaking off from panel edges but not enough dirt. This is perhaps less the case now than it used to be, and the best skinners (e.g., people like Hammerd & CanonUK) get it pretty much about right.

Regards,

RocketDog.

horseback
01-04-2005, 12:18 PM
I've never seen a picture of an operational Frank that didn't show what would seem like excessive wear on an old 8th AF bird (most of which were rode hard, put away wet, and rarely stored in hangers). Japanese manufacturers at the time the Ki-84 was produced were at the raggedy end for Quality Control and competent personnel, even in the paint shop. Only Italian a/c could rival them for rapid paint wear.

Maybe the model is supposed to represent a factory fresh aircraft, before its first flight...

cheers

horseback