As Murray says "Just because something looks good in 2D doesn't mean it will look good in 3D".
The main problem area was the tail. The solution was to move the black and silver down so it doesn't touch the tail/fuse junction. This is to eliminate any weird looking areas where colours start and stop. The opposite was the case with the wing junction where the black goes completely over the top and bottom as it did before, so no problems there.
I've also sorted out the rego artwork and masks are being made up for those now.
Murray will shoot the orange first then the black - the orange is slightly transparent so cannot be put over the black without some show-through.
The orange is quite a tricky paint to apply as it will be in 3 parts. A flat base (of orange) then the pearl, then a clear coat. The pearl must be done in 'one go' with all parts in the correct place for it to look right.
Today I visited Pete and got the aileron fairings. They are just stuck on with double sided tape.
I also got a chance to see his cold air inlet mod. He says that for all that effort he has not noticed any difference in performance. Also as there is no alternate air selectable then flight through freezing rain is not a good idea.
Hopefully next week I will have some photos to share of an orange Twister.
|Revised paint design for the fuselage.|
|Pete's Twisters are in plain white now while they look for a new sponsor.|
|Aileron trim tab. Need to make some of these up.|
|Aileron pushrod fairings are a close fit.|
|NACA cold air intake.|
|Doesn't make any discernible difference according to Pete.|
|View inside the NACA duct.|
|Aileron fairings. Will need the edges tidying up and fitting at the back.|