The Alan Rose DC-3 by DanBKing

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by DanBKing, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Now that you have done this, everything, and anything after will be derivative of what you have done. I wish I had thought bout it first! Talk about thinking out of the box! :)
  2. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    :) I am glad you are all enjoying this, 'cause so am I :);)

    @Revell-Fan As Tim Curry once said in the Rocky Horror Picture Show:- I see you shiver with antici..................................................................................................... pation!;)o_O

    Just a quick update.

    I got the base colouring onto the brickwork last night.
    Everything was given a slightly wet dry-brush (if that makes sense!) of a light umber colour. This leaves the black shadowing in the cracks, but highlights the raised areas.
    While this was still wet, I placed 5 different pools of acrylic kids paint into a tray. The tray I used was a 24 can beer tray, lined with sandwich wrapping! ("Typical", says the missus [​IMG])
    I used yellow, burnt umber, burnt sienna, red and black. I then took a damp household cleaning sponge and randomly dabbed it into the paint pools and then continued randomly dabbing the paint filled sponge all over the surface of the bricks, blending as I went.

    I took some quick pics, but the lighting and/or flash, does not do it any justice, but you get the idea.

    I could not do anymore last night as I needed to let everything dry thoroughly. Next up, I will use washes and more dry-brushing to enhance the mortar lines and other general colouring and highlighting.

    Laters!!

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  3. Revell-Fan

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  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    That is an ABSOLUTELY GREAT way of displaying this model!!!
    I am looking forward to see how this will turn out!!!
  5. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    @Rhaven Blaack Well, look forward no more, my friend, because now it stands in front of you!

    @Revell-Fan The expecta.........................tion is now over!

    I tried to create a sandy coloured brick, to blend in with the general colour scheme of my lounge, where all the furniture is light oak.
    I have sorted out how I am going to mount everything, so it is simple to remove from the wall. The plane is also detachable from the base/frame, if I ever need to display it separately.

    I used filter wool, that I use in my aquarium filter, to create a dust/smoke effect around the hole. This was done by stretching the stuff out to fit and then spraying the resulting forms with black matt paint. I then put a snaky bead of tacky glue on the backing board around the perimeter of the plane and glued the wool down to this. Once dry, I hung the whole model in place on the wall and teased out the wool until I got the effect I was looking for.

    It now has an overall 'cartoony' effect, but, to be honest I like it that way.

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    So in closing, I thank you all for looking in everybody, and thank you for the kind words and encouragement.

    See you around the forum!


    ***** EDIT: I noticed too late, that my 'mortar lines' in some places, do not run true to level...:oops:
    I will remedy this at a later stage, by re-colouring where necessary ! *******
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  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    WOW!!!:eek::eek::eek:
    It looks AMAZING!!!
    You did a SPECTACULAR JOB on this project!!!
    KUDOS TO YOU ON A FINE JOB WELL DONE!!!
  7. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Thanks RB. :D
  8. Revell-Fan

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    LIKED! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
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  9. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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  10. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    It's been just under a year since I last posted anything of value on this site......
    My paper modelling has sadly taken the back burner for a long time now.
    Let's just say that 2014 is a year that I want to quickly forget!

    Anyway, way back when I posted the pics of the finished DC3 project in this thread, I also posted the pictures to Facebook and somebody on FB commented that it looked like "a set of brick lips with a plane for a tongue!"
    That comment stuck in my mind, and indeed, it does look a bit like that .....! And I have to say, I have never been 100% happy with the finished look of it. So, time to eradicate that problem!

    And this is how I did it.........

    I took a trip down to the local hardware store and bought a sheet of 3mm hardboard cut to 180cm x 60cm (5'10" x 2') and some lengths of timber to use as a frame.
    I cut the frame to size and mitered the corners. I then temporarily tacked the frame pieces to the backing board. I then placed a sheet of foam into the resulting space inside the frame. This is the same foam that I used before. The original backing board for the model was then placed in position on the new foam and a line drawn around the perimeter. The resulting shape was then cut out of the new foam.
    (Apologies for the crappy photos, my camera phone leaves a lot to be desired!)

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    The edges of the hole were then carved to match the taper of the edge of the original backing board so that the edges joined up smoothly.
    Once I was happy with everything, I glued the original backing board to the new one. I then marked out all the bricks.

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    I then scored all these lines with the side of the blade of a flat screwdriver. I then broke the foam along these lines to create a rough edge.

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    Each 'brick" was roughened up with a wire brush to achieve a rough brick-like texture. Each individual brick was then glued to the backing board with hot glue.
    (WARNING to those with spouses: Working with this foam makes a hell of a mess and the resulting bits stick to everything. I was finding it for days around the house, and other unexpected places too! [​IMG])

    And this is the result .........

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    Once everything was textured up to my liking I then painted the new foam bricks and the original bricks flat black. I then dry brushed a yellow/tan colour over each brick for a base colour.
    I darkened some of the mortar lines with a wash of black paint to highlight where the mortar would of cracked from the impact of the plane. The areas of mortar without any cracking was highlighted with a creamy wash.
    Again, sorry for the photo quality. It really does not do it justice.

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    The whole thing was then left overnight to dry out properly, ready for the next stage.
    Using various colour mixes I dry brushed each individual brick, making sure that the colours were staggered around the board.

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    Once this was dry enough, I then proceeded to dry brush the mortar lines in with a light sand colour.

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    After a few touch ups and small changes to the finish, I removed the frame pieces and cleaned them up and sprayed them flat black. These were then re-bonded to the back board.
    I then mounted the thing to the wall and attached the plane.

    And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the end result!

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    I will be back in the near future with some new projects and also some updates to existing ones!
    Thanks for looking in one and all!
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    It looks FANTASTIC!!!
  12. Revell-Fan

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    HOLY FRAKKIN' AWESOME!!! I don't know what's greater - the model or the fact that DAN HAS RETURNED!!! :):):) Welcome back, my friend! :Congrats::Drinks::Bravo:
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  13. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    @Rhaven Blaack Thanks!
    @Revell-Fan Thanks. It certainly has been a while. I have been lurking now and again, but now I'm gonna do my best to post a few more models and finish some soon...
  14. Cforrest900

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    what an AWESOME way to display a model. If no one stops me quickly, I may begin busting holes in my walls to display models like this :D
  15. zathros

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    Man this rules. I could see myself watching the model instead of the T.V..
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  16. dovbear88

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    This is a great thread about a great Model!!!!
  17. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    I guess I just missed this whole thread until today.
    All I can say Is WOW... awesome work Dan.
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  18. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Another Brick In The Wall ......

    Or not, as the case may be ........

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    As I have to remove the DC3 display from its current placement, to make way for the Discovery model and display case, (eventually,) I decided that now was a good time to strip the whole thing and to start again.
    Because, as I've said, I still was not happy with the finished effect.

    I'm glad to see the last of the 'lips'!
    But, when I took the thing down from the wall, I stood the whole board lengthwise on one end. And when I stood back, it suddenly dawned on me what else the lips look like, when displayed at that orientation ...... :jawdrop::wideyed::shamefullyembarrased:

    I will start sorting out the needed materials soon, and this will make a good project for a rainy weekend ....... Well, where I live, that seems to be every bloody weekend.......:sadno: :)

    See you soon, for version 3 ........

    :wave:
  19. Revell-Fan

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    Vertical lips... Yep, of course. What else would you have expected? :D ;)
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  20. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Twat do you mean? This went over my head. I thought it looked great. Are you going for a more tradition mounting, Maybe on approach to a mowed lawn. ;)