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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 02-03-2013, 04:34 PM
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Default My Paint Scheme Idea

Just wonder what others thought. Red and white will be paint and the tail and stripes will be a combination of paint and vinyl. The artsy stuff on the bottom i could do without or put something on later but it would be vinyl.

Do the lines add to or take away from the natural line of the -4 with the fastback?



All the tips are supposed to be white...

I wanted to do something a little different than I've seen on another rv-4 fastback or rocket.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:40 AM
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Looks great. The wings would look good polished too.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:22 PM
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Looks great. The wings would look good polished too.
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.
[IMG][/IMG]

Does anyone know the legality of putting the N number on the rudder? Do you think i could fit "N144U" on the rudder with 12" characters?
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:53 PM
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Loose the straight lines on top of the wing, you are using curves on the bottom of the wing, and side of the fuse.

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:10 AM
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Thumbs up My Paint Scheme Idea

I like Scheme #2 I wouldnt change a thing.
12" numbers will not fit.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:30 AM
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Red face Well, since you asked...

I think the -4 (with it?s cheeks, the swept gear, the smaller tail) just looks like a sporty little plane is supposed to look Whether FB or stock configuration. The paint job shouldn?t be an attempt to make the plane. It should compliment the plane.
That said, IMHO?
? The black tail makes it stand out and look too pronounced in proportion to the rest of the plane. To me, it sorta takes away from the balanced proportions.
? The bottom looks too busy.
? The angular lines on the top of the wings don?t fit the graceful curves of the plane.
However, if you paint it like that, and show up on the ramp at KPNA one of these days, I?ll think it?s beautiful and wish it were mine
Make it look like you want it to look
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:10 AM
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Default Gooc contrasting colors

I like your paint plans. The second one looks pretty cool also. From both above and below, you will have good contrasting colors to help people see you.

Yesterday flyinmonque (Dave) flew into Rifle CO to loan me his flaring tools. We went for a flight and it changed my plans for paint considerably. I had planned on pretty much copying the 14 paint design and colors. When we were getting ready to enter the pattern, a Cessna 206 called and said they were about the same distance out from the south. We let him go in first and tried to get a visual on him. We could not see him - even with him announcing his position at each point of the pattern until he was just above the runway. He was mostly white and with all the snow on the ground, he was invisible to us at less than 1.5 miles.

Dave's plane is yellow and metallic blue-green. I could see him come in from several miles and as he left, I watched him against the same snow covered mountains we couldn't see the 206, and I could easily pick him out.

It may not be as big of an issue if you don't live in the mountains or snow area, but the background on my plane will be something other than white! Maybe that is why the 9A Vans has is blue and yellow. Maybe a disco ball mounted on the top of the tail would be a good idea too!
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:15 PM
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Thanks guys. Exactly the type of opinions i am looking for. Of course in the end its going to be something i am happy to see.

I messed around with some curvy lines following the curve of the to or bottom if the cheek but could get anything i liked. I tried filling in the cheek and letting it tapper off to a line of separation down the side but it looked "heavy" in the front.

A plain stripe bisecting it looks a lot like a fleetside twotone truck to me..

My pseudo painter says he needs a line of differentiation to break at. The bottom of the fuse and both sides of the wings ate already white...

Im scared to put a military scheme for resale value plus i dont have ant affiliation with any services.

I agree the black tail makes it look stubby, the same reason i didnt color the wing tips.

Im open to ideas. As long as its got white wings and a white belly...
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:07 PM
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The paint job shouldn’t be an attempt to make the plane. It should compliment the plane.
with regards to the -4 only...

Do you have an example or two?
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:19 PM
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Default Absolutely

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with regards to the -4 only...

Do you have an example or two?
Hey Jess,
Here are 4 examples, my buddy JJ's FB4 and three HR2's, mine is the last. They all looked good close and far away.

"Paint schemes are like underwear, everybody has a favorite, wear something YOU like"

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JJ's FB4


Skids (formerly) Tracy K's HR2


Tom Martin's former HR2 (except for big N numbers)



My (former) HR2

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