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Reg Hinnant 08-16-2006 11:43 AM

RE: Aces of Iron pilot Painting
I believe there was some one who adapted a body to one of the AoI pilots in a WW2 thread over at rcscalebuilder.

cjtyped 08-16-2006 11:46 AM

RE: Aces of Iron pilot Painting
Hey All--
How can I duplicate a pair of dark gray Ray Bans?
Thanks in advance

Speedy-Gonzales 12-27-2006 08:50 PM

RE: Aces of Iron pilot Painting
I have looked at many A of I pilots and I do not like the painted lenses of the goggles. I just doesnt look right. I have seen several figures with the lenses filled with epoxy that look the best so far but no one , that I know of, has shown what colors work/look best under the epoxy filled lens method. This is especially true for the WW2 busts. Were tinted lenses available to pilots during WW2? All actual pictures I have seen of WW2 pilots, their goggles had clear lenses. Please correct me if I am wrong. Do any of you have pictures of A of I pilots with the epoxy filled lenses?? Or better yet... a picture of a WW2 pilot with tinted goggles!

kakem 12-27-2006 10:49 PM

RE: Aces of Iron pilot Painting
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By WW2, the goggle lenses were replaceable and came in a variety of colors (amber, green, smoked, or clear). The pilot would change the lenes according to the mission and flying conditions. I have seen people model all variants. I usually model the clear lenses. For US figures, I paint the back plain leather with a little raw umber oil in the corners for depth (same technique as explained for the WW1 guys). The plain leather makes the leather behind the google appear lighter that the rest of the flight helmet leather to model the effect the of lens light magnification inside the goggle. For German lenses, I paint the backs straight Raw Umber to give the lens the the same effect described above. If the goggle is in the down position, I use a color slightly darker than the flesh tone . Hope this helps.

Mike Johnson
Aces of Iron Productions Inc.

camdyson 12-29-2006 06:31 AM

RE: Aces of Iron pilot Painting
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Just finished Fritz for my EIII.


Reg Hinnant 12-29-2006 11:18 PM

RE: Aces of Iron pilot Painting
Cam, he looks pretty darn good to me! Good job!

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