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Jabba

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  1. I have somethings that may fit the bill, so add my name to the list please.
  2. Than you very much for your answer. I may try a decal that I am not going to use on a spare kit to see what happens.
  3. About 2pm 3 Spitfires in Vic formation flew over our workplace heading towards London.
  4. Jabba

    FFSMC Decals

    I have now started applying coats of Klear for a gloss finish for the decals on a couple of my models. As this is the first time that I have used FFSMC decals and they have instructions on how to apply I thought that I would have a read of them. Some of the instructions are very normal especially with the film over the decals being of the constant type, so having to cut out each decal individually. But then I read that rather than using water it stated to use screen washer liquid with a few drops of washing up liquid and to help the decals settle down a hairdryer can be used. I am a bit bemused by this, so can anyone help with this or better still has anyone used any decals from this manufacturer and how did they apply them?
  5. I am about to start applying coats of Klear for a gloss finish for the decals. As this is the first time that I have used FFSMC decals and they have instructions on how to apply I thought that I would have a read of them. Some of the instructions are very normal especially with the film over the decals being of the constant type, so having to cut out each decal individually. But then I read that rather than using water it stated to use screen washer liquid with a few drops of washing up liquid and to help the decals settle down a hairdryer can be used. I am a bit bemused by this, so can anyone help with this or better still has anyone used any decals from this manufacturer and how did they apply them?
  6. I have now started applying coats of Klear for a gloss finish for the decals. As this is the first time that I have used FFSMC decals and they have instructions on how to apply I thought that I would have a read of them. Some of the instructions are very normal especially with the film over the decals being of the constant type, so having to cut out each decal individually. But then I read that rather than using water it stated to use screen washer liquid with a few drops of washing up liquid and to help the decals settle down a hairdryer can be used. I am a bit bemused by this, so can anyone help with this or better still has anyone used any decals from this manufacturer and how did they apply them?
  7. I have now got the majority of the parts fitted. The fin is still not glued yet due to sanding that maybe required in that area, so it is easier to do with this removed. I have filled all the joint lines, possibly over done this, but as I am using (non) perfect putty this will all come off with some water and a cotton bud. I aso still have to attach the wayward aileron.
  8. I am sure that the other cover helicopter is a Chinook, not a Sea King.
  9. The colour scheme in the photo sent by Blackjet is the original one. That is Barley (Now Camo Grey) for the upper surfaces, with LAG underneath.
  10. Strangely enough I think that the Hill Grey scheme actually suited the F-4 in whatever version. There is also a list of decals for the F-4G on dstorm.eu, I don't know if they are appropriate for what you are going to build. Unfortunately the site also does not have a picture of 304, but has almost every other F-4G
  11. Agreed and it took me about 5 days to fit the stencils.
  12. Like the work in the cockpit, especially the seat.
  13. I like the idea about the aircrafts history. An unusual combination of decals that I really hope works for you.
  14. Lighter of the upper camo scheme painted.
  15. Although currently not having a B-17 in my stash I am looking at getting the reissue of the Airfix one, so yes I would be up for this.
  16. The Fwd and Rear halves of the Fuselage have now been glued together. There is a very slight ridge behind the intakes at the joint, but this is not as bad as some of the Hasegawa kits that I have made. Mind you it maybe my inept modelling. I have also displaced the ailerons, the first one snapped off with a big crack rather than just moving, I did cut it deep enough for it to just move. The other stayed attached to the wing. Hopefully will get the Wings and Fuselage together tonight.
  17. I have now applied a coat of a more Browner colour. Hopefully I can rememeber how I made it for a 2nd coat.
  18. Similar at the show at the Tank Museum.
  19. No need to be sorry as it is me that should be appologising as I do realise that you are only trying to help. I think that it was a combination of spending about 1/2 an hour going around in circles, getting nowhere and tiredness. It did look a good price though and there does seem to be a dearth of the stuff at the moment.
  20. I started applying a coat of the darker colour, but as soon as I started it did not look right. I do not think that it is Brown enough, so I will have to have a look at something else.
  21. According to the chart that is on dstorm.eu FS20400 is covered by Xtracolor as X145. I don't know if this is available as an acrylic though. American aircraft colour chart for D Storm is here:- https://dstorm.eu/pages/color/usa.html where there are a multitude of paint manufacturers.
  22. Lighter upper camo colour painted. There was an etched grill that I added to the top of the fuselage, but I removed this as it stuck up above the line of the fuselage where it should be flush. Darker colour to be painted.
  23. Underside colour now painted.
  24. I tried ordering thorugh here but with all the luck in the world I could not register my address and phone number (tried too many times) so I gave up.
  25. Have a read odf this:- There is another thread in the magazine area which was rightly closed down, but on a similar theme.
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