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More dreaming of paint schemes

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Well, I haven’t posted in a week or two, because I am waiting for my airplane piggy bank to grow enough to buy an empennage kit. In the mean time, I have been practicing drilling out rivets on the practice kit and dreaming of some more paint schemes. Here are some of my current thoughts about what I would like to end up with. If any of these are your pictures and you would like credit (or for me to take them down), please let me know, and I will kindly oblige. Otherwise, take the compliment.

At this point, I am contemplating doing a little polishing on my airplane. have to paint all the fiberglass, though, so maybe black would look good…

Looks like this first airplane is owned by William R Cloughley. Well done, Mr. Cloughley.

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N18LC - Right

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N18LC - Left Side

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N18LC - Parked

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N18LC - Right Rear Quartering

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N18LC - From Left, during the flare.

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Different airplane, but the same idea.

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Right front quartering.

This next airplane has the same general paint scheme, but is black and silver paint, with some subtle details (I actually like the checkerboard througout and the stripes on the rudder, but that may be a little complicated for me.)

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N65TD - Left Front Quartering.

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N65TD - Right side

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N65TD - Low Pass

Click here to go to my older ideas page.

Click here to go to my newer ideas page.

For posterity, I got this email through VAF, I want to keep it just in case:

I was concerned about my ability to spray the silver metallic initially. Turned out to be dead easy once I found the right combination of gun pressure and distance from the surface.

The silver is PPG DBC in GM’s machine silver (a vette color from recent years).
Clear is PPG 2002.

I just could not bare to paint it gray (Yuch!)
The silver absolutely glows in the sunlight.
As far as touch up. We’ll see. Hopefully there won’t be much need.

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