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srp71

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decals on now. Thought it would be nice modeling again. Three days applying decals [crazy] couple of mistakes. so learn from them and don't do it again. letting them fully dry (how long do others let decals dry before applying another coat of clear? ) then having my first ever attempt at a wash. hope i am happy enough to share photos. Feel very self conscious about sharing as you guys are so good and this is my first build in a very long time. (42 now last build at about 14.) 
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Hi Simon, just now came across your post. I know what you mean since I'm 56 and my last model was around 15. I used to build cars only now I'm doing a lot of armor and aircraft. The people on this site are very supportive of us newbies, don't be bashful of posting pics. As far as the decals go I would let them dry an hour or so and then wipe the area with a damp soft cloth. The decal solutions we use leave a sticky residue that can affect the clearcoat, look forward to seeing some of your work
                  Cheers, Dave

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srp71

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Hi dave.
          Thanks for the decal tip.
I have my first ever diary build underway at the moment. its a F100 Super Sabre. you can find it on the cold war section.

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Just seen this post Simon I too came back to the hobby after many years break, and like Dave mentioned in his post my main subjects have been motorsport orientated, cars bikes etc, but lost my "Mojo" about 6-7 months ago and by pure chance I was in ModelZone just before they closed down in Birmingham, and found myself drawn to about half a dozen Revell and Airfix aircraft kits, and so about £40 later I arrived home with Spitfires Seafires Helicopters Tornados and a cracking 1/32 Revell Hawk, and the rest as they say is history, rediscovered my "Mojo".
To answer you question regarding decals I always use the "hairdryer" technique, which is I use solvents either Micro Set/Sol or on the tougher ones Solvaset let the solution do its job then apply a gentle heat to help literally heat shrink the decals onto the surface, works particularly well on cockpit decals or on complex curved sufaces, thyen after 10-20 minutes a quick wipe over with a cotton bud soaked in a warm water and washing up liquid.
Gary

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I understand you want to seal the decals; I stamped with the long shine!!...
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I understand you want to seal the decals; I stamped with the long shine!!...


what would we do without our acrylic floor products?! LOL

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