XP-77 wooden plane that's TOO bright

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  1. hawkeye2an

    hawkeye2an Active Member

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    Went to paint my XP-77 and it came out TOO shiny. This is a wooden plane painted silver. I used a metalic paint from Krylon that I got at a Hobby Lobby. Gives me some great ideas for NMF. This was sprayed on directly after putty and sanding, NO primer. I think it looks as shiny as Alclad with much less trouble. Takes forever to dry competely though.
     

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    Wow! That's ceratainly gleaming ! It will be great for those areas of a NMF model that are supposed to be highly polished. Don't think I've seen Krylon in the UK, which is a pity. I doubt if I'd have much luck with it though - never have had enough control for spraying models from an aersol, especially now that my hands are knackered.
     
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    Capt. Vick Well-Known Member

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    WOW that looks nice! (But I guess just not for this wooden wonder huh? Shame!) It really looks like it was cast in metal and polished. Why don't you mount it and make it like a streamline/art deco piece of "sculpture"?
     
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    Wow, that is impressive!
     
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    My thoughts exactly. Could be just the missing piece I need for a couple of NMF projects I've been putting off for a while, like my dad's unit's RF-84Fs. I've had that Heller kit on the shelf for a LONG time, think I'll dust it of and give it a go.
     
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    I have a Fokker D.XXI kit with Danish markings that this stuff will be perfect for.

    BTW, great job carving!
     
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    Carving? It's the Czech models kit. There was quite a bit of putty carved for it though. The actual plane was made of wood.
     
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    whoa. I wonder if I can find that at Michael's?
     
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    Dang man, and I was really impressed with your "carving" :lol:
     
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    man that is shiny.....let me get my glasses...8)
     
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