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View Poll Results: I think...
Looks great, dont change a thing 20 40.82%
Looks fine, but get rid of the junk on the wings. 18 36.73%
Looks ok, but i dont like the design, color or wing art. 8 16.33%
Start over. It looks to stubby, ugly or unlike my rv 3 6.12%
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:42 PM
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I like your color choices, I painted my 4 the same with the addition of silver. I stayed with a scheme that limited the control surfaces to one color. This made the taping/painting process easier. Here is a link to a picture of it, let me know if you want to see it from a different angle.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Van&#...f21fd0ad36c10e
I love it! I havnt seen your fb before, its nice. Yes for sure, point me too more pics please. The only issue is that i was hoping to keep it unique as you probably were too. Sure is nice, i like how you broke the tail up, looks like you avoided some of the complexity the posters above warned me about.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:04 PM
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I like your color choices, I painted my 4 the same with the addition of silver. I stayed with a scheme that limited the control surfaces to one color. This made the taping/painting process easier. Here is a link to a picture of it, let me know if you want to see it from a different angle.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Van&#...f21fd0ad36c10e
Nicely done
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:43 AM
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I agree. Unfortunately this is a repaint (on the wings)

Another member sent me this offline and hope he doesnt mind me sharing it.

Its his improvements on the above. I like them.
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I don't mind.... for payment you can take me for a ride sometime

BTW, what part of FL are you? I am near FXE and *had* a plane at 2IS
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:34 PM
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So here is a quartering view that shows the color scheme a little better. The only two color control surface was the rudder, as mentioned this made painting easier. I tried to stay away from straight lines on the wings; the wings are square and straight lines add to it. The only other advice I have would be to make sure any accent stripes are wide enough to see them. You see a lot of stripes so thin that they are only visible on close inspection.


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Old 02-12-2013, 03:08 PM
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that has to be one of the best looking -4's i have ever seen. i am laying out a paint scheme for my -3 and may have to rethink the paint scheme. all i can say is WOW!!
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:14 PM
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...just sayin', if you got a pro to rebuild your engine, or wire your avionics, why not at least pay one of the reputable shops $100 to come up with a few pencil sketches for you?
We are all students of design, but sometimes it's hard to know why one looks better than another. For instance, the previous ship looks awesome, but I wonder that the red stripe on the fuselage is thick at the back, and tapers to a constant 2" or whatever all the way to the nose.
On the wing, the red stripe is a uniform 2". Would it look better if it was thinner at the front, and flared a bit toward the tip? Probably.

https://picasaweb.google.com/payarem...95609041062674

my point, you're taking all this time and money to design, and mask, and paint, don't limit yourself.
Lots' of guys seem to paint the 2 main colours, and then use vinyl striping as the break. In this case, if you go tired of the stripe colour, you could change the look of the whole design by re-striping it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:29 PM
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Ditto Hank. Now THAT is SWEET!!!
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