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I usually give my models a light sanding between every layer, primer, paint and gloss (Not over a flat coat). Not sure about what grit though, I use an old sanding sponge. If I want a glossy finish like before decals I also buff it up with a polishing sponge. Just be careful over raised details, and be sure to clean off any sanding dust with a damp cloth before adding any more layers of paint/varnish. For me this ensures a very smooth finish every time.
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What could possibly go wrong... lol
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Looking very good. Waiting to see it with markings
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I added a couple more coats of clear to the plane and I'm much happier now with the finish, should be able to start decals soon.

I also added the decals to the prop......

[41529533912_35463d9da6_b]DSC_0415_1524186207510 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr
[41529533512_85ceacb2b0_b]DSC_0416_1524186207747 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr

More to come soon,

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Another great looking prop!
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Here is an update on my progress with the decals so far.  All the stencils are on and I was able to get one half of the fuselage decaled.

Here are the photos.......

[27767681488_65cf532766_b]DSC_0423 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr
[39828612240_7a9c11605a_b]DSC_0422_1524448733470 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr
[39828611190_32076497a4_b]DSC_0422_1524448584673 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr

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Looking very nice
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Finished up all the decals last night, except for the roundels on the bottom of the wings.  So far I haven't been overly impressed with these aftermarket decals.  They seem thin enough when on the decal sheet but once on the model they don't sink in to the panel lines as easily as most other aftermarket decals I've used have.  Also they tend to crack very easily when placing them on the model and the fuselage roundels are made up of 3 separate decals for all the colours which made it even thicker.  I left them last night after applying a coat of micro sol so I'll see how they've settled in tonight, hopefully a coat or 2 will fix things.

Here are a couple more pics.......

[39875712030_ba8fd4e424_b]DSC_0422_1524620039664 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr
[39875710680_2694788a88_b]DSC_0423_1524620039899 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr

Thanks for looking,

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That is unfortunate considering the quality of everything else. Who made them? Sounds like painting the roundels on might have been better although a lot more work. Bob has taught about using a new blade to cut the decal at recessed lines and details, then applying more solution to sink the decal down. You probably already know that trick though. Best wishes!
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Hi Ted,

  The decals are made by EagleCals.  This is the first time I've used them, hopefully after some micro sol they will settle in, if not i have a few other tricks to help them sink into the panel lines.  I'll keep you all posted.


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Looking very nice indeed, and I hope you can get them sorted Tim.
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Over the past few days I've been slowly working on the decals, applying coats of micro sol and working the decals to get them to mold to the surface.  

Here is a photo of the underside of the wing, these roundels need a lot of work.......
[40892323205_1daedee4aa_b]DSC_0423_1525052425142 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr

Meanwhile, I also started on the base.  It is going to be a simple base, half grass and half gravel.  I started with a picture frame and some pink foam, cut the foam to the shape of the frame.......
[39954331090_dc93797050_b]DSC_0422_1524938915400 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr

and then marked out my plan and sanded to add slight variations in the ground level........
[27893047208_ed26e3716f_b]DSC_0423_1524938916949 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr

Next I glued down a layer of fine sand below where the grass will be to simulate ground...........
[39954860320_f2918701ea_b]DSC_0422_1524940845972 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr

Then I gave the entire base a coat of black primer................
[40892325515_1255d45f3e_b]DSC_0422_1525052424762 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr

Next steps will be to paint the sand earth tones, add the gravel, add the grass and and a few other finishes.

Thanks,
 

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Great work with those stubborn decals! And nice start with the base!
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I agree with Daniel Tim. 
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Small amount of work as I only managed about an hour of bench time last night.

earth tones painted on the base where the grass will be.......
[41833641432_bd954f51ca_b]DSC_0422_1525397906469 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr

Then added a layer of glue and applied the gravel liberally.......
[28007094938_90805fb85a_b]DSC_0423_1525397906873 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr

And finally, knocked off the excess gravel.......
[28007095588_d794b59faa_b]DSC_0424 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr

Next will be to apply the grass with a static grass applicator and then highlight different areas with paint.

Not much time left!!!!!

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