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Old 09-23-2018, 07:34 PM
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Default Adding Paint To All Ready Painted RV-6

I'm thinking of changing/adding to my already painted RV-6.

Spent this weekend drawing up a planned addition. Want to paint this on top of the Ivory white color. Colors added will be red, white (pure white) and blue.

This is a first rendition, have some changes needing done, will work on them as I get time, kind of tired working at the desk, well over 14-hours working in AutoCAD on this so far.

Anyway here is a 1st rendition of what my plan is:




What do you think of the basic design?

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:27 AM
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I like the wing design, looks pretty cool. That looks like a mighty challenge to paint, particularly over old paint. Adhesion will be a problem, particularly if the base is a urethane paint. You may be better off with a custom decal.
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:34 AM
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I love the design, but agree that Vinyl might be the better way to go. Send your AutoCAD design to Erika at Aerographics and ask her if they can do that for you. I think she can read a .dxf file as well as a .pdf. I'm pretty sure their printer is 16" wide, so they might have to piece it together. Erika will know.

aero@aerographics.com

Edit: on the fuselage design, I think the blue head of the eagle should be more bold (e.g. wider line width). JMHO.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:17 AM
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The wings are bold, the fuselage … looks like you gave up

In my opinion, go large. Maybe you were trying to keep things in perfect anatomical scale? Deviate - make the design fit the aircraft.

Maybe even stylise/simplify it a little more.



As others have said, I think that's a job for vinyl…
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:51 AM
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Bring the bird up to scale with the wings and yes, I'd go vinyl.
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:03 PM
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I love the design, but agree that Vinyl might be the better way to go. Send your AutoCAD design to Erika at Aerographics and ask her if they can do that for you. I think she can read a .dxf file as well as a .pdf. I'm pretty sure their printer is 16" wide, so they might have to piece it together. Erika will know.

aero@aerographics.com

Edit: on the fuselage design, I think the blue head of the eagle should be more bold (e.g. wider line width). JMHO.
Great , thanks for the info. I'll send an email once I'm done with the updates to the design.

Yes, Agree about the blue on the head, plan is to enlarge the details like you mention. This was a first draft-printed to see what it would look like, another fix will be the small feathers on the wings near the fuselage; will extend the inner ones out to the edge, getting rid of the small hard to produce ones.

Thank you for your comments!

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Old 09-24-2018, 09:08 PM
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The wings are bold, the fuselage … looks like you gave up

In my opinion, go large. Maybe you were trying to keep things in perfect anatomical scale? Deviate - make the design fit the aircraft.

Maybe even stylise/simplify it a little more.



As others have said, I think that's a job for vinyl…
Wow, you are correct about anatomical size. Eagles have huge wings and small bodies, really like what you did! Awesome! Will re-think this a little, great ways to improve have been mentioned. Kind'a why I posted this rough draft/ 1st rendition.

Plan to contact the above link once I've fine tuned the drawing.

You really did improve the design by making it larger!

Thank you, for opening my eyes!

You must be in graphic design?!

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Old 09-25-2018, 08:04 AM
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Looking good Mike. Getting the paint right is not an easy thing.

I remember one guy printed out a bunch of blank views of his plane and worked with a high school art class teacher to get the students to design a paint scheme. If I remember correctly, he offered a small cash prize and pizza for the class.

I still need to get up to Alaska to visit!
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:06 PM
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Wow, you are correct about anatomical size. Eagles have huge wings and small bodies, really like what you did! Awesome! Will re-think this a little, great ways to improve have been mentioned. Kind'a why I posted this rough draft/ 1st rendition.

Plan to contact the above link once I've fine tuned the drawing.

You really did improve the design by making it larger!

Thank you, for opening my eyes!

You must be in graphic design?!

Best regards,
Mike
What you're doing is cool and very different - nice to see some different stuff.

When you fine tune, maybe trail a few tail feathers up over the top surface of the horizontal stab too.

Yep, a bit of a designers eye here, though it's not my main thing.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:54 PM
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The wings are bold, the fuselage … looks like you gave up

In my opinion, go large. Maybe you were trying to keep things in perfect anatomical scale? Deviate - make the design fit the aircraft.

Maybe even stylise/simplify it a little more.



As others have said, I think that's a job for vinyl…
Ed, you are spot on with this recommendation. This is a great improvement that keeps the style and intent of the original design.

Mike, I recommend you print this out and make a simple 3D model of it. I have a degree in design, and I know from my schooling that most people can't visualize in three dimensions. Even professionals make models to help evaluate a 3D design. Just print out the 2D templates you have and put it together like a balsa wood airplane. Then hold it close to your face, imagine you were a tiny scale-sized person, and look at it like you were walking up to it to go flying. It sounds silly, but it will give you a much better idea of how your design will look in real life.
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