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alainvandenbosch

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For me the day-glo colour looks perfect. Very nice painting work. Wish I could do the same !
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Thanks everyone, 

More progress today, I decided to paint the de-icing black strips on the leading edges of the main wing, horizontal and vertical stabs instead of using the decals also the anti glare on the nose.  Spent a lot of time carefully masking off the areas and then sprayed, here are the results.....

[47800510051_ed6174d000_h]20190507_215111 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr
[47800509461_01db7f5343_h]20190507_215121 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr
[47011333244_111ef8c892_h]20190507_215129_HDR by Tim Ashton, on Flickr

Thanks,

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Reply with quote  #78 
Absolutely worth the extra effort to mask instead of using the decals. Looks great!
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Always perfect !
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Reply with quote  #80 
The extra effort is well worth the result. Great choices in your project!
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I've spent my last few sittings finishing up the painting, I put a gloss coat on the plane and did all the little finishing touches like yellow on the props, exhaust nozzles, wheels, etc.  Next step is decals.

I used Alclad Aqua Gloss to make it all shiny......

[33959804788_14e0d22e74_h]20190512_202701 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr
[47837198501_6021459143_h]20190512_202728_HDR by Tim Ashton, on Flickr
[33959836788_027befe0f8_h]20190512_203215 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr
[33959838098_79f4f4a7ad_h]20190512_203228 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr
[32893269517_665199e708_h]20190512_203130 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr
[32893270757_3ef2c1255c_h]20190512_203150 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr
[46920854225_8a511232e7_h]20190512_203118_HDR by Tim Ashton, on Flickr

Thanks for looking,

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Great details and splashes of color.
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So close to the finish line and everything is looking really nice!
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Started on the decals last night and....... Disaster, most of the decals started to crack as soon as I wet them for application.  I knew the decal set wasn't new but I wasn't sure how old it was and I was worried this could happen after what happened to me on my CF-18 tiger build for the "Where are you from" GB.  I managed to get a few decals on with minimal damage but several of the decals had to be scraped and I'm afraid to try any others.  I have purchased microscale liquid decal film to hopefully repair what is left of the decal sheet, has anyone else used this before?  I am also trying to purchase another set of the decals but stock is looking slim.  Hopefully I can make something work and finish this model.

[46931634235_37d78a700c_h]20190513_213839 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr
[46931633875_f437c37a19_h]20190513_213900_HDR by Tim Ashton, on Flickr
[46931629675_a37bdf01c7_h]20190513_210309_HDR by Tim Ashton, on Flickr
[46929160025_3bea389495_h]20190513_213817 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr

In the last 2 photos you can see the amount of cracking, I was able to rescue the RCAF decal but the other was to damaged to save and had to be scraped.


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Uh, that’s really bad. Was lucky enough to not run into this problem yet, so can’t provide useful tips. I think a new decal set is the way to go.
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That is rotten luck! Hope you can find some replacements!
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Wow, maximum bummer, mate.  Hope you can find some decent replacements.
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I don't mean to teach my Grandmother how to suck eggs......

Warm the decals near a radiator (not on top, close to) and use quite warm water (like the temp you get milk to feed a baby) with micro set solution (10% set)

cracking decals are usually as different areas on decal release......even old decals can release evenly if you keep em warm and use softening solutions.

I had a very old set of Hurricane 1:24 Airfix original decals (not the chartagraph they use now), first 1 split to about 20 pieces, but after using above tips I managed to decal it with only minor tares in the bigger decals (tares if rotated right can be disguised as weathering)

Hope that helps

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quick update, I struggled with the decals for a few days but managed to get most of them in place.  Even after applying a coat of microscale decal film there was still some cracking but not as severe as before.  I'm still working with micro sol to get them all to settle into the panel lines but for the most part decals are done.

Here she is.......

[47115148694_9c6527e6be_h]20190521_204713 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr
[47904547651_6e59a947ad_h]20190521_204736_HDR by Tim Ashton, on Flickr

Hope you like it, my plan is to give it a light weathering, mainly exhaust stains.

Thanks,

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The problems with the decals is really frustrating! I’ve had to paint over decals before or cut “patches” from other decals to make up for tears. I believe that the project will finish in fine form. Good luck
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