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  1. speedbird

    Airfix provost decals nightmare

    Sorry guys, wasn’t been rude, I’ve been busy these last few days and not really had time to reply to all the posts.. I’ve managed to get hold af a spare set of decals from a BM member so all being well I’ll have another rack at it.. thanks for all the help and advice chaps, much appreciated.. I’ll upload a pic or two if it turns out ok.
  2. speedbird

    Original Airfix jet provost T3

    Thanks for that Steve, unfortunately my pc has gone belly up and I can only accessed the tinterweb on my phone...
  3. speedbird

    Original Airfix jet provost T3

    Cheers guys, just noticed it’s not quite finished as I have to find some serial numbers and ejection seat warning triangles.. I’m not sure how I can or even if I can get pics to show up on the forum when hosted by flicker
  4. Well here it is, my first post of a finished kit. It’s the old tool Airfix jet provost built OOB. Any comments or suggestions welcome. I just hope I’ve figured out how to post and the pics show up https://www.flickr.com/gp/164375585@N05/xnae2q https://www.flickr.com/gp/164375585@N05/8r89Xh https://flic.kr/p/26Pt4ZA https://www.flickr.com/gp/164375585@N05/69744x
  5. speedbird

    Airfix provost decals nightmare

    Stevehnz great minds think alike, that’s exactly what I did and managed to get most of them on but there were some that just wouldn’t play ball.
  6. speedbird

    Airfix provost decals nightmare

    Not sure my brush skills are upto that. What I might try is scanning the dayglo panels then printing them onto the reverse side of a piece of white decal paper that’s been sprayed with Halfords dayglo orange. I’m hoping that because the decal paper is quite thin it will sit on the curved wing ttanks a bit better.
  7. speedbird

    Airfix provost decals nightmare

    Just finished the Airfix JP and whilst the kit is absolutely lovely I can’t say the same for the dayglo decals, they were an absolute nightmare. The would not conform to anything that resembled a curve and were very brittle and broke if looked at for too long.theyre so bad I’ve actually given up on them and I now have a half finished kit on the work bench. What a mess
  8. speedbird

    RAF camouflage grey - in a rattle can

    I agree with the other guys, Halfords polar grey is pretty close , perhaps just a touch lighter but pretty good.
  9. speedbird

    USAF grey in Vietnam

    I’m probably been a bit daft, but the picture of the O-2 on the Airfix packaging looks white are a very very light grey, much lighter than ADC grey.
  10. speedbird

    High Speed Siver

    I have no idea how to post pics so I can’t show my HSS finish.
  11. speedbird

    USAF grey in Vietnam

    Just a couple of quick questions guys if I may? Can anyone confirm that the Cessna O-2 was ADC grey with white upper wings? Also can anyone give me the FS number and name of the grey used on green/green/tan aircraft such as phantoms and corsairs? cheers
  12. speedbird

    High Speed Siver

    I’m given to understand that high speed silver weathered to an almost mat silver/aluminium. There is a fine example of a meteor T7 at the Newark air museum that’s kept outside and I’ve managed to just about match its colour. Ive found that spraying on a really bright shiny silver from a rattle can then, after a coat of clear and decals I spray on a Matt varnish.. it looks ok to me anyway
  13. speedbird

    Tornado F.2 F.3 Early Decal sheet. Who wants one?

    I’m in. It would be great and I’d have a couple or three sheets
  14. speedbird

    Old Airfix A Bit o' Lace decals

    Cheers nowlh but I don’t have the revell kit and I’m not sure the decals are the same as the Airfix kit, I mean do they show the lady wearing a red robe as is correct or a white robe as Airfix interpreted it?
  15. speedbird

    Old Airfix A Bit o' Lace decals

    Hi guys. Has anyone got a good useable set of decals for the old Airfix A Bit o' Lace B-17G? I’ve got the old kit and would like to finish it right out of the box and unpainted as it would have been when I first built it in the early 70s. Of course I’m more than happy to pay a reasonable amount and postage... hope someone can help. cheers fellas