[WWI] SPAD 13 Internal fitting

Tom Mason tom.mason at charter.net
Thu Apr 19 11:09:00 EDT 2007

Aluminum can get rust on it sometimes. The reason is that when something is 
formed into shape they will use a jig, which is made of steel, and in the 
process of forming the steel gets on the alum. and these areas can rust.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Diego Fernetti" <dfernet0 at rosario.gov.ar>
To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: [WWI] SPAD 13 Internal fitting

> Dave!
>> The Paris one does look like weathers aluminium.
>> So various shades of silver paint it is!
> I think you got it. Remember also that rubbing graphite from a pencil also 
> can give you results of varying matellic sheens (not to mention aluminium)
> BTW the control column must be steel or iron, since on the picture of the 
> French Spad cockpit you can see some rust spots there. Something 
> improbable during its operational use! Notice that some fittings like 
> clamps and such are painted a sort of powder blue.
> D.

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