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Offline JudgeDredd

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Re: Quick build
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2018, 02:52:31 PM »
I did the following

Applied Alclad Aqua Gloss II
Put Microset on where the decals were going
Applied decal
Put Microsol on the decal
Dried the area with a cotton bud, using it to push the decal down onto the surface
Applied Aclad Aqua Gloss II to the model to protect the decals
Applied a wash

I don't know what I could've done differently. I may not have used enough Microsol. There's nothing more I could've done with the Microset - you only need some to cover where the decal is going and that's to help you place it and shift it around.

Perhaps it's the Alclad aqua gloss or maybe I didn't use enough Microset. Or it might just have been the decals. You can get very good decals and really shit decals.

I'll use more Microsol next time - if it's not that, maybe I'll switch back to using Klear floor polish instead of Alclad
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Re: Quick build
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2018, 03:07:28 PM »
after rereading the first post I see the problem...

Airfix  ::)
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Re: Quick build
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2018, 03:13:05 PM »
after rereading the first post I see the problem...

Airfix  ::)
lol

Honestly though - I probably didn't use enough Microsol...I have had decals rip before so I probably tend to go easy on the stuff

Thanks for caring to post  O0  :2funny:
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Re: Quick build
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2018, 03:21:32 PM »
Ive seen cars from the 40's that require less bondo they a typical Airix kit.
Gus - I use sweatpants with flannel shorts to soak up my crotch sweat.

Banzai Cat - There is no "partial credit" in grammar. Like anal sex. It's either in, or it's not.

Mirth - We learned long ago that they key isn't to outrun Star, it's to outrun Gus.

Martok - I don't know if it's possible to have an "anti-boner"...but I now have one.

Gus - Celery is vile and has no reason to exist. Like underwear on Star.


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Re: Quick build
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2018, 11:30:26 AM »
A really nice job. :bd:

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Re: Quick build
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2018, 12:03:56 AM »
Came out swell,  a little darker than I've always pictured them.  They probably faded in the sun pretty quickly, I always associate fading with blue paint jobs.  I know that stuff used to work great with Monogram decals, I think Airfix decals are a little thicker?  I've always liked the beefy Navy fighter aircraft, particularly the Wildcat and Hellcat.
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Re: Quick build
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2018, 12:43:35 AM »
Thanks.

I thought it was pretty dark too...especially the underneath.

Also, I was really surprised that "Dark Sea Grey" gave such a blue look  :idiot2:

The Airfix kits reference Humbrol paints - so I had to use a conversion chart to get the correct Tamiya colour. I guess the term "correct" might be vague  :DD It's close though.

No-one noticed that I'd forgotten to take the Tamiya tape off the windows on the underside of the fuselage. I have done so now and it adds a touch of interest.
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Re: Quick build
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2018, 12:46:03 AM »
One last thing. I know - now at least - that I kind of used the wrong weathering. These probably wouldn't have been dusty on carrier ops. But I was just going for taking off the "new look".  L:-)
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Re: Quick build
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2018, 06:15:00 PM »
One last thing. I know - now at least - that I kind of used the wrong weathering. These probably wouldn't have been dusty on carrier ops. But I was just going for taking off the "new look".  L:-)

They didn't always fly from carriers. Pretend it's coral dust from improvised Pacific island runways.  O0
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Re: Quick build
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2018, 11:29:42 PM »
One last thing. I know - now at least - that I kind of used the wrong weathering. These probably wouldn't have been dusty on carrier ops. But I was just going for taking off the "new look".  L:-)

They didn't always fly from carriers. Pretend it's coral dust from improvised Pacific island runways.  O0
I had that thought in mind - though I was thinking more Guadalcanal  :coolsmiley:
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