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Author Topic: Every Bird Needs A Beak (Wala XL)  (Read 2729 times)
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« on: July 05, 2010, 12:57 AM »

Played a little bit with one of the Wala XL photos.

I had said that the grey panels were probably meant to be a beak if the eyes were going to make any sense on the panel layout.

So here is a photo where the grey panels have been changed to yellow. That would be a no cost change to the design probably. Adding the nostrils might cost a little teeny bit more. But the eyes now look like they belong. Other color schemes using yellow might need to be reworked.

I've sent an email to Flying Wing with the photo as a suggestion for future builds.

You people with one already, could just draw in the nostrils with a Sharpie™.
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010, 02:06 AM »

Nicely done, i wonder what Albert has to say  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 04:28 AM »

I like the grey better....
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 05:43 AM »

You know, the design does make sense, now. The reason I haven't bought one yet is the eyes... they just don't look right to me. Although it does kind of remind me of my Gayla Bat kite from the 70s...

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 09:08 AM »

You know, the design does make sense, now. The reason I haven't bought one yet is the eyes... they just don't look right to me.
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I do have and Aerobie but I don't care for the eyes.  The eyes caused me to hesitate in buying one of the kites.  I do like John's change to go ahead and make the face obvious.  Prefer no nostril dots, just change the color to bring out the beak.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 11:18 AM »

I find its a wonderful idea! The eyes already place this kite in the "not abstract type" so I think it goes very well with the theme.

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 06:30 PM »

With all due respect...

I'm not sure it is meant to be a bird...

I have always felt it was a more 'marine like' creature.

So leaving it as the designer intended is fine with me  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2010, 02:16 PM »

With all due respect...

I'm not sure it is meant to be a bird...

I have always felt it was a more 'marine like' creature.

So leaving it as the designer intended is fine with me  Wink

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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2010, 04:17 PM »

to me the small one looks great as a fish, the panel/color layout on the big one looks horrible as a fish, but the panel/color on the big one looks fine as a bird.

though i'd still only buy a larger one were it available with the panel layout of the smaller one. if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2010, 07:05 PM »

I think the Jungle (green) looks alot like a parrot, grey beak and all...




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