Airacobra painting Jul 25, 2006 18:52:51 GMT
Post by Holdfast on Jul 25, 2006 18:52:51 GMT
Is that a definitive answer then Mal or does someone have proof one way or the other
Well a guy I work with used to paint aircraft for the RAF at Finningley, he also has a a book of colour photographs of the RAF. He agrees with me what the dark lines are and the book he has shows the same thing only, in colour, the "dark lines" are, as I suggest, where the sprayer has "lined in" the camo colour. No not a definitive answer, but honestly it makes a lot of sense. I will see if I can borrow the book and scan a couple of pics.
"Mixed Grey" over the Dk Earth. All OK so far. The notes then state that a very thin border of Dk Earth remained visible between the Mixed Grey and Green.
Sorry I had miss read this and my comment probably caused a few heads to be scratched. Again I do not have the definitive answer but I find it very difficult to see why a band of dark earth would be left when it is as easy to spray to cover the whole of the dark earth. In my opinion (my opinion) the dark lines are the "lining in" of the mixed grey. I would be very interested to see the notes as this would be a very unusual finish and nothing like any other RAF camo job.
Of course I could be totally wrong, it really depends on how the film used on those black and white shots would show up a "stronger" (what I'm calling the "lining in") mixed grey or dark earth. Personally, when I build these aircraft, I know how I will be doing it. I'm still interested in seeing the notes though.