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TedUSA

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Now that the Micro Kristal Klear is completely dry, I am happy with the pilot's rear view mirror, which LOOKS like a mirror and will reflect light just like a mirror.


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Finally decided about the color for the spinner and the fuselage stripe. Since some of the decals are the "SKY" color, I did not want to try and match
the "SKY" Paint to the different "SKY" color in the decals. The Model Master Duck Egg Blue is very light blue, goes well with the other colors, and avoids
the problem of paint/decal color matching.


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Good choice! looking gooood![love][thumb][thumb][thumb]
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Neil,
Thanks for the positive comment. In the pictures "duck egg blue" is looking white--it is so pale and my lighting
is weak for good color. Happy to be at this stage. Anxious to see how all your work progresses. Have a great weekend!

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Almost 0430 here in the Southeastern US. Did a lot of touch ups and finally some light coats of PLEDGE so the decaling can begin.Also had the time to paint more detail on several of the small bits--machine guns, bombs, bomb racks, pilots rear view mirror, tail wheel,exhausts, etc. Got to get some sleep now.


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Looking good Tad[thumb]
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TedUSA

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Eduardo,
Thank you very much. I am excited to be at this stage with the model. I am fortunate to be able to spend amost "unlimited" time at my hobby bench.

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Decals & Stencils round one. tore the side Roundrel due to handling too soon after applying the micro set solution.


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When I first got my micro set/sol I epoxied a large lid to the bottom of both bottles [Bob suggested it]
to keep from knocking them over.................I knocked the bottle of micro sol over anyway!! It flowed across
my work surface into the area where I had laid some cut decals. It destroyed the "Z" for the port side
of my fuselage. It curled up in a ball and would not let loose. I will have to paint the Z on later. Bummer!

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Oops sorry for the spillage Ted but I know you can recover!!!! looking brilliant![thumb][thumb][thumb][thumb]
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Neil, thanks for the note. Really don't have a choice! There will always be disasters, the question is whether or not we can overcome them.
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Finished 99% of the decals and stencils. The decal sheet was missing one of the black lines that go on the top of the wings on each side. The stencils were missing
one of the wing labels [very small stencil].
When the current decals have dried, I have to add the red markings on the front of each wing, touch up several decals with paint, then create a stencil and paint the "Z"
for the port side of the fuselage. It was the "Z" that got destroyed when I spilled the Micro Sol on it.


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I kept looking over the decal sheet and noticed that there were 4 small yellow dots, but no instructions about
where to put them. Went online and googled "spitfire propeller markings". Found a lot of material about various
makes and models and which version they were used on. Finally, one source indicated [and had pictures] of the
Spitfire Mk.IX C with a dull yellow ball on the propeller roots near the hub. The source revealed that the color
of the disk [round label] indicated the material that the propeller was made out of. I found 2 different pictures
of the Mk. IX C with the yellow disks. The decal did not include the wording letters and numbers that told other
info about the propeller but I can live with it. SO.....I set out to apply the "dots" to the propellers and......one
of the dots would NOT come off the backing paper--it disintegrated! what to do?? Got some Tamiya Yellow
tape, folded it on itself, and used my hypodermic "punch" to make a replacement dot. glued in on with Micro kristal
klear. Its not perfect but it is as close as I could get. I guess I could have let the stubborn decal dot dry, then
cut it out with a razor and glued it on?? Or loosened it with some micro-sol? NOW I think of those alternatives!!!




UPDATE: I stated that the kit instructions did not specify what to do with the 4 yellow dots on the decal sheet.
Finally noticied that the kit instructions DO indicate using them on the propeller blades! My bad. Must STUDY ALL
of the instructions BEFORE striking out on the building journey. Would save a lot of frustration. Yes--Bob mentions
the necessity of going over the instructions carefully.HeyBob, you were RIGHT!

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Set out today to "replace" the destroyed "Z" decal. Chose font from computer office program
and printed the capitol letter Z.
took a couple of tries to get it the exact MM size, which was
11mm X 8mm. Cut out the Z and
taped the stencil to the fuselage. Also taped off an area on
the "P" that got cut off.



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Repaired the missing Z and touched up the "P". Unfortunately, when I pulled the stencil tape off, it took part of the roundel
with it!! could not get the decal piece loose from the tape!! I could have avoided THIS problem if I had sprayed a protective
coat
of PLEDGE on the side of the spit before applying the stencil and tape. PROTECT YOUR WORK!--Bob talks about this
in his build videos and I saw it, did not heed that advice--bummer.


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