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The decals arrived from Sven at Flying Colour Aerodecals! :yahoo: Super service and a really friendly, positive kind of guy ^_^

 

I got three sets:

Swedish Thick Numerals 1935-1963 (48010)

Swedish Thin Numerals 1936-62 Yellow (48007)

Swedish National Insignia (48-001a)

 

All in 1:48, but if you're a builder in the wee scale, they do 1:72 too :) 

 

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Now to get my decaling trousers on! :D

 

 

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Yikes! :shocked:  When I compared the two decals (kit & aftermarket), it was like looking at the old proverbial chalk & cheese.  Kit decals on the left, Flying Colors on the right:

 

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The comparative largeness of the kit 9 is due to the lack of white underprinting (mentioned in the review), and the outer "bleed over" that seems to have been applied to all the yellow surfaces on this sheet.  Not only that, but the colours on the kit decals seem rather muted and drab compared to the FCA set.  They were certainly worth the money, and having now applied a couple, I can confirm that they also go down well.  They spend a while refusing to remove from the backing sheet, then when they go they slide off easily, don't curl up and are pretty easy to move around on your model.  A couple of applications of Mr Mark Softer later, and they're settling down into the panel lines they go over, which is nice ^_^

 

I think the kit decals are the one real weak spot of this kit, but I'm not going to lose too much sleep over that, as where else can you get such a good quality kit at this point in time? :shrug:

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Well that's the decals done! :)  They went down a treat, with very little effort and look lully!  Thanks again to Sven at FCA decals for the swift service and super quality :yes:

 

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I'll leave those to set up and finish snuggling down into the panel lines, and get back to sprucing up the Regult.  I'll give the decals a protective coat of clear tomorrow, and carry on with the build :)

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Thanks chap - I went for a fairly muted example, as not every aircraft in the world has spent 20 years on spin cycle in amongst boulders ;) I'm looking forward to getting her done now, as the light at the end of the tunnel is starting to show.  Hope it's not a train :owww:

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Wow! I'm impressed. That looks absolutely fantastic! 

Now I want to see lots of pics of this one finished... 🙂 

 

I didn't know that Flying Colors had a website. I've been using Sten's (not Sven) decals for about 20 years or so... 

Thank you for the link. 

 

Regards 

Andreas 

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Oh :poop: Have I been calling him the wrong name? :blush: I hate doing that :doh:

 

I've been clear coating the decals and sanding them back to reduce the visible edges of the carrier film while I've not been posting here, and I think I'm about ready to put the panel wash on, so expect to see the results of that shortly :)

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Ok - STEN'S decals have been super, and the carrier film is now pretty well hidden, with a wash over the whole airframe, using a lighter one on the undersides.  Next set is to put a matt coat over everything and then add a bit of weather, paint up the prop and wheels, then... oh, what's that thing called again?  Emmmm... Oh yes.  Finish it off.  Is that the correct terminology? :hmmm:

 

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That looks damned fine Mr Williams.  Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh on my next visit.

So nice to see some unusual aircraft in model form for a change.  :thumbsup:

 

Chris.

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Very nice Mike.

The decals sure make it pop and do look way better the the kit ones.
I've worked with those decals before and have found them a bit challenging to work with, being quite thick and hard to get to snuggle down.

But I haven't used Mr Mark Softer, maybe I have to get that a try.

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