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Gunbird04 Mar 2009 11:47 a.m. PST

Feedback would be most appreciated, as I'm looking for a good way to do the rotor.

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Enjoy.

Johan

Top Gun Ace04 Mar 2009 12:08 p.m. PST

Looks good to me.

Diana is still my favorite though.

Darby E04 Mar 2009 12:36 p.m. PST

Looks good to me too. If you want, what I've found very effective for my Vietnam helos is to paint a slight amount of the edge of the clear disk (oppoite each other of course) the color of the blade ends. Rather than do it historically, I made my scouts have small white sections, my gunships red, and the lift helos either yellow (regular) or blue (air cav). It makes it look like a the blured pictures.

Allen5704 Mar 2009 4:33 p.m. PST

Your work always look great. Im really starting to feel inferior.

By the way, how do you do the tail flashes on your aircraft?
Are they a decal?

Fatman04 Mar 2009 6:26 p.m. PST

I believe I have mentioned this before but it bears repeating, I hate you.;-P Joking aside, although the jealousy is real, these are simply amazing. The Gazelle in particular is just jaw dropping. Reference rotors I have always used the shaded line method link however, Darby E I like your idea and will quite happly steal it. Allen57, I think you will find they are hand painted, see my "I hate you" comment. Keep posting your work Gunbird it might encourage me to improve.

Gunbird05 Mar 2009 12:42 a.m. PST

Thx gents,

Darby, I'll give that disc idea a try to see what it does for me. Got plenty of plastic for that :)

Allen57, if you mean the Dutch F-16's, they are all freehand. For the rest with tailcodes I just use decals. I never paint anything that can be done with decals, only when it is not avialable and I really really want it :D. I should be updating their cockpits and the Lynxes though and painting a few more, hmmmm…

Allen5705 Mar 2009 6:29 a.m. PST

You are incredible. I tried hand painting some insignia on my 1/300 WWI biplanes with limited success. Oh well, Im off to see my therapist since my inferiority complex is now rampant.

Keep it up. I love your work.

El Shane29 Apr 2013 5:34 p.m. PST

Excellent work! I just did the same Iraqi Gazelles, and I thought they looked good until I saw yours. Great idea of adding the HOT launchers.

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