Aircraft "skin"

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    meatloaf109 Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed that we modelers often forget about the stresses that aluminimum undergoes in the course of the service.
    Just sayin'
     
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    - flippant answer: yeah but a good massage should sort that.
    - scientific answer: Surely you mean Duraluminium sir?
    - modelers answer: not sure what you're getting at :D
     
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    yes, and the dents. I was looking at some pictures of old aircraft and noticed the irregularities that were on the airframe and thought about judging at model contests.
     
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    it's a great effect, but as Steve points out, a time consuming job....
     
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    That is great!
     
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    With some judges, it could hurt your chances of attaining a placing in the competition, unless you provided like color photos in HD quality :D where it like jumps out all 3D ish in their face. Then you might lose regardless for over trying :D

    You always need lots of proof for stuff. I remember this one model that had excellent everything, but 1 W in the decals was mis-aligned and they docked him points, couple days later he sends them the pic of the aircraft and that W in the photo is actually mis-aligned in real life :( so he would of at least placed, but unfortunatley sometimes you win some, sometimes you lose :(
     
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