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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 11:31 AM

Griffin: Beautiful job there on the belly. 

Piers: Ouch, what a pain. You're making great progress dealing with the issues though. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 9:52 PM

Well I started to apply the decals. They are totally useless crap. Propragteam from Cezch Rep. Need to find some different ones. 

 

 

Griffin

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 3:27 AM

Griffin25

Well I started to apply the decals. They are totally useless crap. Propragteam from Cezch Rep. Need to find some different ones. 

 

 

 

 

 

Are they old decals or just a bad product. I've never heard of those.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 6:11 AM

Griffin,

Have you ever thought of scanning them, then printing your own? Granted, I have not done this myself, but, plan to in the future. 

 

EDIT: Griffin, I did find these on eBay: Here

Although they don't have the 14th squadron decals that you have. I have purchased a lot of decals from this seller, and he is good with a great selection.

 

I have started on my MiG-21, I'll get pictures posted in the next couple days.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 9:50 AM

Bish- I have not heard of them either but after researching they have a nice selection of subjects. They are well packaged and have a nice reference sheet. Maybe just old I'm going to say. No yellowing or any sign of age however. 

Bruce- Thanks for the suggestions bud. I have scanned and printed decals but they are never as sharp as the factory models. I found some extra MIG 21 decals I had and there are Indian roundels and flags on the sheet. They are pretty weak but I'm going to hodgepodge what I can to make it look presentable. It will not be historically accurate but it will look like an Indian AF Hunter at least. 

 

 

Griffin

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 10:02 AM

Just checked them out on scalemates. No date for that set but most of the others seem to be 90's. Says they are still active but link to website doesn't work. I am guessing they are old decals.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 11:27 AM

Griffin: If you know they're old decals you can spray a coat of clear over them to keep them from shattering. Of course you will have to cut each decal out by itself if you do this. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 2:58 PM

 I am going to try that. Perhaps I can make use of some of the remaining decals. Thank you Gamera.

 

 

Griffin

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 4:53 PM

That really sucks Griffin.

I have had limited success printing my own, my inkjet isn't that good and the printing comes off even with a few coats of Microscale's liquid decal film over the top.

The Wessex is sealed up with all the detail I am going to do on board. As I tried to fix up the nasty seam on the nose, I managed to knock off 4 out of 6 little brass steps off. And the nose mustn't be on just right (it looks ok) as the windscreen will not line up properly either at the front or the back seam. So it is at an unhappy medium.

Gave it a shot of Tamiya can primer, the nose was still not great. trowelled filler over the seam, sanded it back, trusted to luck and gave it a shot of Tamiya white primer. Passes inspection so onto painting for real...

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 5:16 PM

Griffin that’s a real  bummer hopefully you have a back up.

lostagain that helo looks alright.

started on my hunter pics to follow.

Nick.

  • Member since
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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 7:18 PM

Griffin25

Well I started to apply the decals. They are totally useless crap. Propragteam from Cezch Rep. Need to find some different ones. 

 

The first thing I do with Propagteam decals is throw them in the file 13.  Useless!

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 07, 2019 3:18 AM

LA, real nice to see it together. Can't really see any issues from here, hope you have managed to save those steps.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 08, 2019 7:37 AM

Piers: That's odd. The final result looks fine to me though! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, February 08, 2019 9:29 PM

LA your Wessex is looking good. Your modifications look great. I don't see no seams. We are our worst critics right. Well I have managed to hodgepodge the decals from 3 different sheets and it looks ok. I even saved 2 of the crap ones from Propagteam. They still need some TLC but I am feeling much better. Especially since I didn't have to spend more money. Haha 

 

 

Griffin

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, February 09, 2019 1:26 AM

YesYes

Nick.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:17 AM

the hunter is taking shape its straight out of box build. some cleaning up here and there

Nick.

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 10, 2019 12:37 PM

Looks more than ok to me Griffin. Nice job getting those decals together.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 10, 2019 12:39 PM

Looks nice Nick. Seems as though it went together ok.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, February 10, 2019 7:02 PM

Good start Nick. What are you going to use for the Rhodesian markings? Is there a aftermarket set out there? That's a real original idea. I don't think I've seen a Rhodesian themed military model of any kind. 

 

 

Griffin

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, February 11, 2019 10:35 AM

Thanks Griffin and Bish, the set is from cutting edge Hunters part 1. The pics that Ive seen are drk green/sea gray/silver but on this sheet it shows drk earth/drk green/sky RAF 1939 colors which I really like still not there yet but.... still looking.

Nick.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:37 AM

Griffin: She looks fine to me, nice work! 

Nick: She's coming along great! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:57 AM

@Griffin,

Nice recovery on the decals. You can't tell that you had any problems!

 

@Nick,

Nice start on the Hunter, looking forward to seeing when decals you go with.

 

I had planned to get something done on the Mig this weekend. But, Thursday night, I walked down to my basement and found it was flooded. So I spent the weekend mopping instead. No real damage because I had everything elevated from the last time it flooded. So, I'll get an update posted as soon as I can.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 11, 2019 2:10 PM

Sounds like you had a fun weekend Bruce. Glad you were able to clean it up.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:23 PM

 I did some weathering on the underside with Flory washes. 1st time I have used them. I know Bish and a few others really like it so I bought a set. It works well. I like the fact that you can clean it up as much or as little as you want and there is no time line to working with it as long as you dont clear coat it.


 

 

Griffin

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 8:40 PM

it’s really looking sharp like the camo too... I have never used flory washes I must look in to it.

Nick.

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:08 AM

Looks good Griffin, nice and subtle. I do find for a light effect Flory washes are best added to a gloss surface. I find it easier to remove. But it looks like you have done a very nice job on a flat finish.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

  • Member since
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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, February 14, 2019 9:15 AM

Thanks guys. Bish I expiremented with the flory wash on a gloss surface with a spare tank body I use for testing. I found that it was too easy to remove too much wash. You couldnt see it except for the deepest lines and I wanted a little wear and tear look so I tried it on MM lusterless and it gave me the effect I wanted. You just got play around with it.

 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:01 AM

Yes, thats what i have learnt. With a gloss finish it is easy to remove to much. I need to try it on some Alclad Light Sheen, i think that will give a good mid way result, not to light, notto heavy.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:45 AM

Looks really good Griffin! 

I tend to go with semi-gloss or gloss too. I'd rather remove too much since you can always go back and add a little more. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:48 AM

Im going with the drk brown/drk green/sky camo .Sprayed sky this a.m.

Nick.

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