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Need tips on making props look blurred

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Canada
Need tips on making props look blurred
Posted by tknight on Saturday, January 11, 2003 9:05 PM
Hello,
I want to hang some WWII fighter aircraft in my kid's room and was thinking about making the props appear as if they are spinning. Anyone\have tips on how to do this? I have seen plastic disks used. Are they painted? AQuestion [?]ny tips on filling in the nose cone where the props are suppose to be?
TIA
Tim Knight
Regards, Tim
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 12, 2003 3:21 AM
Tim,
There used to be an outfit, I believe it was called Spinning Props, what made clear discs to replace props. I'll look to see if I can find the url. In the meantime, here's how to do it:
Using 400 or 600 grit sandpaper gently sand corresponding blured areas from the center to the edge, three for three blades, four for four. If the props had yellow tips, cut a stiff piece of card stock just a little smaller in diameter than the disc, and use it as a mask. Lightly airbrush yellow from the center outwards to the edge of the disc. I didn't have to fill in the nose cone; I've used these discs on a B-17 and P-51. The discs had a hole cut in the center and on the B-17 I just cut the props from the hubs and slipped on the discs.
I'll look for the outfit and get back with you.
Dick McC
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 12, 2003 3:37 AM
Tim,
I can't find that Spinning Props outfit on the internet, but here is one I hadn't heard of - looks halfway decent:
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/PropBlur.htm
I'll keep looking and if I find anything I'll let you know.
Dick McC
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Canada
Posted by tknight on Sunday, January 12, 2003 12:07 PM
Thanks for the info and rapid response!
Regards, Tim

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