Dauglas SBD Dauntless

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by NOBI, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. a6m

    a6m Member

    if I may ask, Nobi...

    why have you designed separate wingtips?
    I definitely prefer one-piece wing,
    separate wingtips don't add much in the rendering
  2. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

    I don't think rendering has anything to do with

    I would think that separate wingtips are because on certain aircraft the tips have some bent, droop, sweep, whatever that enhances the flight of the aircraft.
    so being true to scale Nobi and other designers model that feature seperately.

  3. a6m

    a6m Member

  4. Ashrunner

    Ashrunner Member


    I would think it is more a product of the unfolding process of the wing. By seperating the tip from the main wing, it is easier to get a cleaner looking wing as the airfoil is assembled.

    But, that is only an opinion.

  5. NOBI

    NOBI Active Member

    Like Rick said. And finished model look good with seperate wingtip :p
  6. a6m

    a6m Member

    well, allright then

    I wait eagerly for the model :)
  7. NOBI

    NOBI Active Member

    Im doing instruction now...can release very soon.

  8. a6m

    a6m Member

  9. NOBI

    NOBI Active Member

    and then...I finish job in Rhino, Instruction and label is done...ready to coloring next.

  10. a6m

    a6m Member

    :) :) :) :grin:
  11. GT5500

    GT5500 Member

    Thats some excellent looking instructions Nobi, I have built some of your free models and the fit was fantastic but without instructions they were a bit of a jigsaw puzzle. I suppose that should teach me to purchase your commercial models, which I will do having taken the test drive.
  12. NOBI

    NOBI Active Member

    Dont know this color is correct or not...need advice for color of her :p

  13. a6m

    a6m Member

    [may I ask
    there will be two version - with and without weathering?
    aircraft planes used to be very clean, because they were often washed against sea-salt corrosion
  14. a6m

    a6m Member

    very difficult to say about the colour
    you can seei the links posted in this thread that threre are different 'schools'
    my opinion is that the shades of colour used by you in your F4F Wildcat - the lighter one, guadalcanal version -were correct (also, this means you can put the two models in the same display)
    in other words, undersurface grey is quite correct but oversurfaces blue is definitely too much dark

    may I ask
    there will be two version - with and without weathering?
    aircraft planes used to be very clean, because they were often washed against sea-salt corrosion
  15. In my opinion the blue is far too bright. Compare to the model photos that have been posted. non-specular blue (early war blue) was a light, gray-blue, not a bright blue.

    Cheers --- Larry
  16. Texman

    Texman Guest

    Yup, to bright.

  17. Richard

    Richard Member

  18. Here's a site that will show the 1940 navy colors. Look under Camoflage, then USA, then US Navy. You'll see that the top color is a very gray-blue color, not a bright blue. It was designed to blend into the ocean when viewed from above.


    Cheers --- Larry
  19. RyanShort1

    RyanShort1 Member

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    RyanShort1 Member

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