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    In the library 'soon' for Dave in Doncaster





    Don't really know about the colours; only have old B & W photo's to look at ; ----> https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/registration/G-ABZP



    However we do know it was used by one Flt Lt Geoffrey Tyson (RAFR) in Cobhams Flying Circus displays .....



    bit more about Geoff Tyson ----> http://thetartanterror.blogspot.com/...-obe-1907.html

    EDIT : More shots below \/


    ttfn

    Pete
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    Pete,
    Those who know me well will tell you that I am very rarely stuck for words. Right now the only ones I can think of are, thank you very, very much.

    My respects, sir.
    David

    PS. How many more sleeps till it's done?

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    This is another photo I found on web of it (just) airborne!!! (site --> https://www.agefotostock.com/age/en/...621-tutor.html)

    This was a trick flight during Cobhams Displays they would try and pick up the flag you can see there (just above the watermark letter g ) with the wingtip....

    ttfn

    Pete
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    PS. How many more sleeps till it's done?


    I've not been sleeping!!

    In the library now, ready for download

    Comments welcome as always

    ttfn

    Pete
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    Got it, thank you Pete. I had planned to have an hour or so on the piano but i guess not now!!
    Thanks again
    David

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    The Tutor looks really nice in green.

    Cheers,
    Huub

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    Quote Originally Posted by huub vink View Post
    The Tutor looks really nice in green.

    Cheers,
    Huub
    Thanks Huub.

    I couldn't decide on the colours from the monochrome photo above, other than white, so settled on classic british car colours of green and off-white. If anyone knows better I can easily change the green for something else.

    Ttfn

    Pete

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    Very attractive and well executed livery, Pete!
    Most men often say what they think!
    An honest man usually means what he says!
    A gentleman always says what he means!

    "Αίεν Υψικρατείν "

    A fool is not he who asks a simple question, but he who would simply have its asking denied. (Richards 2012)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel richards View Post
    Very attractive and well executed livery, Pete!
    Awww thanks Nigel.

    Ttfn

    Pete

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    Hope you don't mind Pete, I'm not trying to gild the lily, but I thought a little "identification" wouldn't go amiss.
    I need hardly add, it's already a Floatplane and an Early Cowl Tutor!!

    Regards
    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by djs1 View Post
    Hope you don't mind Pete, I'm not trying to gild the lily, but I thought a little "identification" wouldn't go amiss.
    I need hardly add, it's already a Floatplane and an Early Cowl Tutor!!

    Regards
    David
    Not in the slightest. I can add for you if you don't want to spoil Nigel's shading and shadowing.

    Btw, a bit more researching, Doncaster Aero Club was home base to Cobham's "Flying Circus", as Doncaster was location chosen by Cobham to set up the "Aero Centre" the government asked for after WW1.
    Couldn't find any pictures of a club logotype, all the ones I found were of the newer club at Sandtoft/Finningley, and the Municipal Airport (RAF Doncaster) is now site of Aeroventure South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum.

    Ttfn

    Pete

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    Pete,
    Not being a painter, here's how I did it.
    1. Converted to standard bmp in DXT manipulator.
    2. Opened in Paint, did the lettering, left hand side
    3. Flipped the image in Paint, did the lettering on the right hand side.
    4. Crossed fingers
    5. Re- converted to extended bmp, dropped in folder.

    Will any part of that process affect the original texture in the way you suggest?
    David

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    Here you go David ;

    if this works a little something for you here

    For David.zip (clicky attachment)

    Have fun

    ttfn

    Pete

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    Hi chaps,

    Thanks to some detective work by djs1,
    I now know more details of the actual colours used on this
    particular Avro...

    Question : If I rework the colours of both versions that I've done to date, do I replace the current uploads or upload
    as additional paints?

    Thanks

    Ttfn

    Pete

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    No contest Pete, additional paints please.
    Can I give due appreciation to George Jenks, archive manager at the Avro Heritage Museum for very kindly responding to my questions.
    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by djs1 View Post
    No contest Pete, additional paints please.
    Can I give due appreciation to George Jenks, archive manager at the Avro Heritage Museum for very kindly responding to my questions.
    David
    Should have something for you tomorrow, see /\ (been away on bi-annual training this week)

    Ttfn

    Pete
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motormouse View Post
    Hi chaps,

    Thanks to some detective work by djs1,
    I now know more details of the actual colours used on this
    particular Avro...

    Question : If I rework the colours of both versions that I've done to date, do I replace the current uploads or upload
    as additional paints?

    Thanks

    Ttfn

    Pete
    I see no reason to delete the existing paints. If you're compulsive about authenticity, you could just go into the descriptions on the early versions and add a note that the colors are fictional.

    But whether or not you do that, please post the corrected version!

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    PHEW!

    Thank goodness Dave you're all right!!

    I read the thread title wrong.........I suppose I should have gone to Specsavers....


    Shessi

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    Shessi, thank you for your concern, to coin a phrase "the reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated ".
    Gave me a laugh though, imagine what I thought when Pete started the thread because, like you, I misread it.
    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shessi View Post
    PHEW!

    Thank goodness Dave you're all right!!

    I read the thread title wrong.........I suppose I should have gone to Specsavers....


    Shessi
    shades of monty python moment as in
    'welease wodewick' or 'thwow him woughly to the floow'
    methinks

    Ttfn

    Pete

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