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  1. Absolutely wonderful! I've an Eduard 1/48th Scale P51D that I'm also going to build into "Contrary Mary" (in her current "TF" twin Seater form), can I ask which shades/types/names of Alclad that you used, the type/name of Clear coat & the Drab Green just ahead of the Canopy also? I would really like to use the same ones & (try) to replicate your outstanding build. Beautiful work & thanks in advance!
  2. Hi everyone, Many thanks for your replies, I had another Chat with Zero this morning & they have very kindly sent me another Jar of Blue and their own brand of Lacquer to try. I'm hoping that the Zero Lacquer doesn't react with the Halfords, given that I've already dusted my FW15C with a Coat of the Halfords stuff. I also asked if they had an old Jar of the Blue laying around but unfortunately they don't (I was clutching at straws), so whilst I'll try the Blue and Lacquer they've so very kindly sent, I'll also persue the avenue
  3. Hi all, A bit of an update and a plea for help. Over the past Month or so I contacted both Zero and Halfords, (both extremely helpful) and both confirmed that the formula for their products was unchanged. So I experimented, ALOT! Many plastic Spoons and other forms of plastic were tested in as many different ways as I could think of, Different Zero colours (all unaffected), temperatures, materials, Four different cans of two different kinds of Lacquer, everything, anything in any combination that I could think of was tested. The outcome was the same, Halfords Lacquer fogging, washing
  4. Hi, Thankyou for getting back to me, it's just so strange to have never had a single hint of a problem & then suddenly nothing but! I have already coated an expensive Studio 27 FW15C (A model I've wanted/waited for 25 years!) with a light coat of clear Lacquer in order to apply the Decals (thankfully all OK so far). Any idea if the Premium Lacquer is compatible with the standard (already applied) variety? Either way, thank you! At least I have "some" slight idea of what may be happening now. MUCH appreciated.
  5. Hi everyone, For the last 8 or so years whenever building/ Painting F1 Cars I have used Halfords (rattle Can) Primer, white basecoat then a coat of Zero paint all lacquered with Halfords clear lacquer. The finish was always beautiful & both products were absolutely superb. Recently however, whenever I coat Zero's "Rothmans blue" with Halfords Lacquer the Blue badly cracks, bleaches or (usually) both! This hasn't happened on any other Zero colour. I have spoken to Zero who have confirmed that their Paint formula hasn't changed at all, I am still waiting for Halfords to get back
  6. Hi all, Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm glad that you like it. There were certainly times when I thought "Uh oh, oh no, WHAT have I done!!??" Like having to thin down the Fuselage so much that in places it was translucent, or chopping off the entire Resin Tail section to replace it entirely with the Eduard Plastic version (thankfully the point of the cut/joint was cross sectionally almost identical in both size & profile). BUT your kind comments prove that it's all been worth it. Your collective seal of approval on this really has been the "Cherry on the C
  7. I can see your point of view & beauty is very much in the Eye of the beholder. But, that rear Cockpit has made an awful lot of dreams come true, if that isn't beautiful, what is? I've become very fond of it (P.s Thanks for replying, was a bit nervous about putting this out for all the World to see).
  8. Hi all, I'm a long time admirer of the work displayed here & have taken ALOT of inspiration from the astonishing work posted. I've only ever built 1:20 F1 Cars & "thought" that an Aircraft would be pretty similar........I was wrong! Pre-shading, Post-shading, Weathering all things I'd never had to deal with before, so I'm very grateful to have had your work to refer to. I'd wanted to build a Spitfire for a while & thought that G-ILDA would make a good subject. I started by using the 1:48 Brigade TR-9 Resin kit but felt that the Hasegawa Kit it was designed for seemed a l
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    Matt? Satin? Finish.

    Hi, Many thanks for the advice, I like the idea of a "Mule". I don't have one but I can find something similar. I'll just have to play & see what shakes out. A great many thanks for you help, KB
  10. Hi, I'm new here although I've gained a huge amount of inspiration from the Builds here. I've spent the last 4-5 Months building an Eduard 1:48 Spitfire combined with the Brigade Twin-Seater Resin conversion. Painted with Tamiya Acrylics. After applying the Decals I want to apply a Matt/Satin finish but I REALLY want to maintain the surface detail. What I'm asking is can I apply the Clear Coat directly over the Decals?? I've read alot about applying a Gloss Coat then Decals, then Final finish. do I really need the Gloss Coat, won't this suffocate the detail? Secondly It seems as tho
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