XP-77 UNHAPPY ending

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  1. hawkeye2an

    hawkeye2an Active Member

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    Tried to tone down the silver that was TOO shiny on my Czech Models XP-77 and wound up with a gray airplane with silvering decals. I guess I'll have to throw it in the strip tank and start over.
     

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    I'm not sure how it is suppose to look but that does not look bad.:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    Doens't look bad?
     
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    I agree, just looks a little weathered.
     
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    I don't know, I like it...
     
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    With all here.:)
     
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    Same here sport, agree with the rest of the mob....
     
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    Don't know about a paint being "too silver"...you ever see a polished aluminum warbird at high noon? It'll leave spots in your eyes for the rest of the afternoon...

    I think you're XP-77 looks pretty good
     
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    Personally, I think it looks more like bare metal, polished, but not modern-day 'Concourse', than any I have seen. I'd leave it, as it looks spot on to me.
     
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    The problem I have is that the aircraft was built out of wood and painted silver. the pics and videos show a very UNshiny silver. I guess I'll live with it.
     
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    Still looks pretty darn good though...
     
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    If you're wanting to "shine" up the finish some, perhaps a gloss or semi-gloss clear coat may do the trick...

    Wayne or Terry would have the best info on how to achieve that without returning it to your "too shiny" condition (don't wanna go full circle here) :lol:

    Anyway, that's just an idea...but if it were me, I'd leave it the way it is :)
     
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    The metalic paint I used is very similar to Alclad, only it is in a spray can. When this type of paint is covered with a clear coat it turns gray and that is exactly what happened here.
     
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    I'd leave it as it is Andy, it looks good enough to me for a simulated painted silver surface.
    It's actually harder to achieve this effect than it is to do a bare metal finish. I usually use a regular silver paint, with a touch of white added to it. The use of gloss or matt white gives different effects. For example, my MiG 21 in the Cold War GB is supposed to be a silver dope coating, as applied to the real thing. This was made by the method above, where the amount of white added governs the final effect.
     
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    Thanks Terry, I'll have to give that a go on my next try.
     
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    Man, I'm with the rest. Nothing "Unhappy" about that beauty, especially if it's a wood build. Great job. =D>
     
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