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Painting yellow and black ejection seat handles

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Painting yellow and black ejection seat handles
Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:38 PM

I think I saw somewhere in the forum pages a trick to painting ejection seat handles.  Anyone know the technique I'm referring to?  It wasn't just using a fine paint pen or brush and painting the yellow on.  My project has the handles on the lower seat between the pilots knees.

Thanks in advance

Paul

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:01 PM

I know this doesn't really answer your question as far as painting techniques goes, but Airscale makes decal sheets that have standard US labels and placards on them...they even have some for the ejection handle, seat arming handle, and release handle on the ACES II that have lettering on them.  I used those on the ACES II in my F-16 and was pretty happy with the result.  Aside from that, the decal sheet has large patches of diagonal stripe patterns of different colors that you can cut to fit things.

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:50 PM

Eagle

A friend brought those decals to my attention and suggested that also.  I have one of those fine micron pens that I could use but maybe there's a better way.  I know it's a small detail but attention to detail is what we do.  

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:13 PM

It was Greg that did the awesome ejection seat handles. I think it was on a ZM Phantom

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:15 PM

Thanks,

John

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Posted by wpwar11 on Friday, May 7, 2021 5:21 AM

Thanks Keavdog 

That's exactly it!

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, May 7, 2021 8:32 AM

Paul and John, I'm humbled that you remembered my ejection seat pull handles.

And thanks for finding the thread, John. Yes I'm getting ready to get back at it with the Phantom and you just saved me searching for my own thread!! Smile

 

-Greg

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, May 9, 2021 10:13 AM

I did Greg’s method on these 1/32 seats a while back and came out looking great.

Will be a bit challenging at 1/48 but it’s a great idea.Thanks GregBeer  

 

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:32 PM

How cool that you did that, Ernie. You're certainly welcome, and they look great. Yes

(You did a better job at it than I did, I'll have to stop by one day when I'm down yonder and have you show me how to do it right!!)

-Greg

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:40 PM

Greg

How cool that you did that, Ernie. You're certainly welcome, and they look great. Yes

(You did a better job at it than I did, I'll have to stop by one day when I'm down yonder and have you show me how to do it right!!)

 

Thanks. That would be great.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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