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Old 03-07-2011, 04:36 AM
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Default Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

Guys,

Duncan at www.aero-creative.com has started working on my 2.5m Futura.

We're going a little retro on this one but I hope it works out as well as it did in my Photoshop mock ups!

Anyway, we've tried something new on mine - can you say carbon vinyl canopy done in one piece

Cheers,
Mark

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Old 03-07-2011, 05:11 AM
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

Nice.. I look forward to seeing this one come together as the scheme itself is very nice!
Not sure about the carbon canopy. Seeing as its retro and all, I would have been inclined to have gone satin black as per Carsten's. Sweet to see that Dunc managed to get it down in one piece.. he seems to be getting better and better each time.
I have just had another two 2.5's arrive whilst I was away, so have to put my thinking hat on for schemes. I am having an urger to try something out of the motor sport theme, as that seems to be rolling along quite well right now.
Regards Al

P.S Is it all done and fitted out underneath Mark? Can we expect to se it flying soon?
Old 03-07-2011, 05:19 AM
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

Nice Mark!
But, I have to agree with Al, satin black is the way to go
Old 03-07-2011, 05:28 AM
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

Carston, you are slightly biased LOL. It's not that retro, the scheme is from Damon Hill's 1995 Williams, so they had been using full Carbon tubs for a few years by then

The one piece canopy was tricky, the carbon wrap vinyl stretches well and will shrink back to it's original size, but not shrink any further. This meant it was necessary to put an 8" slit at the back of the canopy to remove the excess.
Old 03-07-2011, 05:57 AM
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

It's not that retro, the scheme is from Damon Hill's 1995 Williams, so they had been using full Carbon tubs for a few years by then
Yep, this is what I spent ages messing about with in Photoshop before sending it....let's see how close Dunc can get to it

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Old 03-07-2011, 06:06 AM
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

Thats nice Mark!
But, I would leave the vertical fairing out, I have tried on mine with and without, and I seriously think it looks much better without it (and thats not because I'm lazy ).
In my eyes, there is more "orca" over it when the fairing is attached....
Old 03-07-2011, 06:15 AM
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

Looks great in that scheme... This should change my mind for mine... (still working on structural meanings, mine is basic kit and i'm not as speedy-builder like Ali !)

This scheme seems OK and for me better with the rudder fairing as the curves of the rudder scheme goes with it...

What does the underside looks like ?
Old 03-07-2011, 06:21 AM
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

yep it will look great with the fairing on this scheme, mainly becuase it's already been bonded to the vertical stab

Carstens does look better without it, but as Ali said it's very scheme dependant. Have you tried taping the fairing on and laying over the silver stripes i put in for you?
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

Carsten, the fairing is staying as I went through the ball ache of fitting it all and rubbing back/blending/painting etc! Besides, it's scheme dependent I reckon. Plus, it'll mean mine will edge past yours at Bickley

A pic of the "underside" despite it being on the tops of the wings/stabs and another view/idea of the mock up....

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Old 03-07-2011, 06:24 AM
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Yes, I tried putting it on (used some scrap silver vinyl I had, to save the beatiful ones you made for me ), I just don't think it does the trick, the plane reminds me of a whale with that fairing on [:-]
But you are right, the scheme decides it, in Mark's case it's probably better with it on after all...

EDIT: especially since he did all the work already
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....


ORIGINAL: schroedm
Anyway, we've tried something new on mine - can you say carbon vinyl canopy done in one piece
Carbon vinyl canopy done in one piece There I've said it!

If Dunc isn't being forced to work around the clock on this one it should be okay... hopefully!

So Bickley Jet is turning into a Futura fly in, better pack my wide angle lens then for the group shot.
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

Great scheme-
MANSELL WAS RED 5
Old 03-08-2011, 05:27 AM
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He was indeed, but he wasn't racing for Williams in 1995. They had Damon Hill and David Coulthard. Mansell raced for Mclaren that year, after being replaced at williams by Coulthard
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

beautiful scheme !!! [8D]

an idea for bottom side could be this one http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1547604782 like my viper just vinyl finished

Top side http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1547604782

and the albun on facebook

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...2&l=8b9074d0a2

BR from Italy
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ORIGINAL: Duncan

He was indeed, but he wasn't racing for Williams in 1995. They had Damon Hill and David Coulthard. Mansell raced for Mclaren that year, after being replaced at williams by Coulthard
Oh Adam, clearly time to go back to F1 school for you!
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

I'd like to see a Futura in an Eddie Stobart scheme
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

and I actually believe you are serious
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

Actually lads-Mansell drove in 1994 for williams -in france and australia-and won the race!

and returned with red 2 -oh dear mark-back to school for you.
Old 03-08-2011, 06:35 AM
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

LOL you need to read Wikipedia again. Damon Hill ran number 5 at williams in 1995. After they booted Mansell out in the January, he moved to Mclaren running the number 7.
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

One of my favorites, Gold Leaf Team Lotus a real classic.
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sweet !
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

I would ask for a refund Mark. That canopy shape that Dunc has applied looks totally different to the ones that are in your photoshop images

So who won the battle of the Formula one nerds then ?[&:]
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ORIGINAL: Ali

So who won the battle of the Formula one nerds then ?[&:]
Barry Sheene

Mike
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

If I had a big jet, the money and the time..................... complex but what a scheme - vinyl might be a challenge Duncan ;-)

marcs

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Old 03-08-2011, 09:55 AM
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Default RE: Another F1 inspired 2.5m Futura....

I guess you are referring to Duncs cranium...

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