I have used aluminised mylar on a KK Mustang which highlighted every minute blemish but it slowly sagged with age and looks poor now, here it is in its prime. A thin overspray of whitish grey would probably have helped the appearance somewhat. (It flies very well btw). I have also intended to try the dull side of this material with more dope on next time to keep it taught but not tried it yet, I have an unfinished M52 too, hmmmm ......................................
This is just an excuse to post some pictures I took recently at Nüberg Luftwaffe base. JG74 now fly the Eurofighter Typhoon but back in the day they flew F86K (radar equipped Sabre), then the F104 Starfighter, then the F4 Phantom.
Yes, we've had a bit of snow. It was -11degs C the other evening.
yes, I'm quite near Nüberg. A few weeks ago I was at Nörvenich which is another former F104 base. They have an F104 on a pole with the full monty wing tip tanks and stores. Might be too much to handle for free flight but I'll try and get a picture when I'm up there again.
Old Warden, indeed. Last September was the last time I was in the UK. I'll be doing my best to get to OW hopefully later this year. What a time this is!