[WWI] laminating propellors
dfernet0 at rosario.gov.ar
Tue Apr 24 09:26:49 EDT 2007
> Anyone got any tips on how to paint laminations on propellors when you
> a shaky hand?
No. But as mentioned, tracing the outlines first with a sharp watercolour
pencil helps a lot. Neil Crawford carves his own propellers making
laminations of wood veneer, and he says it's easier than painting the
plastic ones and they look more realistic. I still have to try that.
> I can't seem to get the lines straight and the idea of masking
> a prop is daunting and fiddly.
The thing is that the only straight lines you'll se are around the propeller
hub sides. The blades themselves have a patern that follow the complex
curves of each blade, a sort of elongated ellipses with axles that doesn't
necessarily follow the centre line of the propeller shape.
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