[WWI] Why do you always find out about colours after the model is finished.

wwi@wwi-models.org wwi@wwi-models.org
Mon Dec 15 13:43:00 2003

> But take a look at the image I found on the net. I swear there are two colours on the upper surfaces. The leading edge probably being yellow and the rest of the upper  sufaces being 
> doped silver.....  Darn why didn't I find this before I finished the model. Plus for those 
> Vossites out there. Look how dark the yellow is in the second image. No wonder no one 
> can say whether the imfamous cowl was yellow or green. 

> http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/aero/aircraft/images/vought-sikorsky_v-173.jpg

Oh boy a study in tones!  Dave the colorline your seeing in the top shot is probably just the diffece reflectivity of the metal vs fabric colored areas.  Not the fins and stabs are silver and there is a shade difference from them and the adjacent fabric and yet still different from the nose sections.  Also note that your second picture is later in the test program the round stars have been replaced with stars and bars.  I think yellow top and wraparound with silver bottoms and flight controls is probably safest.  You also may have chrome yellow fabric and a deeper yellow nose. 

Don't panic