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Re: New Engel 212 build.

Postby Bigdave » Mon May 09, 2011 8:45 am

You are doing a great job. 8) BD.
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Re: New Engel 212 build.

Postby Dimebug » Mon May 09, 2011 3:52 pm

thanks
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Re: New Engel 212 build.

Postby Bigdave » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:54 am

Well I have no more excuses. :oops: :roll:
I have to get the 212 painted for the regatta. :roll:
If I don't CI and the rest of the 8-balls will never let me hear the end of it!! :cry: :shock:
I have in fact been looking of the correct color paint for the upper deck.
It is a very hard color to match as in every photo you see of the boat it looks different.
I am going with the Italian colors as I think it looks better than the Black on Black on Black on Black!!
I am sure you get the picture. :?
The color is kind of a Blue/gray. At least that is how it looks to me.
Not being one who likes to airbrush even though I have a very good one, I tend to gravitate towards the old standby Krylon. :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen:
After staring at colors till I went cross-eyed I think I found one.
Bahama sea.
Putting a swatch in Photoshop next to the real color and picturing a few dunks in Don's pool for some SFD (Scale Fading Detail) I think it is close and works for me!!
Here a few photos of the real boat and the color swatch.
As the Krylon add says, No drips, no runs, no errors!! We shall see!! BD. :D

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Re: New Engel 212 build.

Postby Bigdave » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:53 am

OK guys!!
Lets play a game.
Which do you think looks closer? :?: :?: :?:
Top one Bahama Sea and the bottom Mountain View. BD.
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Re: New Engel 212 build.

Postby SteveNeill » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:46 pm

Mountain view dude!!

BD you're painting the boat??? Take pictures and video. YAAAAA!!!

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Re: New Engel 212 build.

Postby SeaHorse » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:35 pm

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Re: New Engel 212 build.

Postby Bigdave » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:53 am

I thought the same thing. So that is what I ordered.
No one in town had that color. :cry:
Go figure. :roll:
It cost me over twice as much for shipping as the paint cost. :shock:
What can you do!! BD.
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Re: New Engel 212 build.

Postby JWLaRue » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:10 am

Yup....bottom one. But what color are you going to use for the non-skid areas?

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Re: New Engel 212 build.

Postby Bigdave » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:19 pm

Well Jeff I have been pondering that question myself. :idea: :?:
I have some Floquil grimy black , tarnished black, and engine flat black I was going to experiment with.
You have anthing you like? BD.
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Re: New Engel 212 build.

Postby Bigdave » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:48 pm

I had to show a photo of a 1/96 212 painted by my friend Steve Neill.
Steve built this for a customer that had purchased one of Steve's 212 kits a few years back.
There is no scribing on this hull either.
He did this all with a airbrush. 8)
This is just how I want my color scheme to look.
Excellent work my friend!! BD.
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Re: New Engel 212 build.

Postby Sub culture » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:22 pm

He even went to the trouble of colour coding his hand too! :D
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