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  1. Well kids, I am not going to make this one.  I'm close though.  Decaling is in process, bottom roundels are fighting me tooth and nail.  I've lost count as to how many times I've pricked, sliced, put softener (Mr Softer, MicroSol and Solvaset) on them.  They are getting close though.  But I will now be outta town for the weekend so no modeling time before the deadline.  Look forward to seeing everyone else's when I return.

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  2. 31 minutes ago, dromia said:

     I dread applying water slide transfers

    Lately I do to......don't remember having nearly the problems like I do now.  And I seem to struggle with multi part Masks too.  Can't win it seems.

  3. Since my long hiatus I seem to have nothing but problems with decals no settling, weird bubbles, etc.   Part of me wonders if it's paint/clear coat.  In the old days it was Model Master Enamels and brushed on Future clear coats.  Didn't seem like I had as many issues.  Now it's mainly Tamiya, although after using some Mr Color, I might switch to that if I can find stock, it sprays way smoother.


    So basically these are my steps.


    1.  Dip decal in warm water for maybe 10 secs and set it aside.

    2.  Maybe after 30-60 secs I check if it slides.

    3.  If it doesn't slide I give it a quick dip again, 1-2 secs.

    4.  Spread some Micro Set (Blue Bottle) over the area.

        4a:  In the past I think I did water instead of MicroSet.

    5.  Slide decal onto model

    6.  Roll with a cotton bud to release air (usually it looks great, minus sinking into the panel lines)

    7.  Usually let it set 5-10 mins until it looks dry, them moisten with MicroSol (Red Bottle)


    Then from there it just depends.  Pin gentleman's parts here, little slice here, some more MicroSol.  Old timer told me to run your finger nail down the panel lines, so I do that before another application of MicroSol.


    I did an application of Solvaset last night as these Print Scale decals didn't seem to want to settle much.  Got real wrinkly along one panel line.  Trying to fix that now.


    I do have some of the Mr Mark Setter and Mr Mark Softer coming to try.......never have used those.


    And the problem usually with the bigger decals like Stars N Bars and Roundels.


    Very frustrating!

  4. 33 minutes ago, Jeff G said:

    Just a suggestion, you should only work on the Typhoon until it's finished. I'm really excited to see this. Not sure if it's been covered already, but does the kit provide a 3 bladed prop? Or will you have to fashion one?

    Trying to finish the Spitfire before the GB end.  Fortunately it does come with a 3 blade prop.

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  5. Been very lacking on pics for this build.  Had some cockpit pics but what happy with them........photographically speaking.  Only real issues I had was the trop nose piece and the wing to fuselage fit.  The wing root need filling and rescribing.  This is my interpretation of the Malta Blue, take it for what it's worth.  I know, a big old can of worms when it comes to that.   Mine was a mix of Tamiya Sea Blue and Tamiya Flat Blue.  Think I started about 2:1 but I'm thinking in the end it was probably more close to 50/50.  Then a lightened version to add some fade to it.  Gray was Tamiya Sky Gray.







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  6. 30 minutes ago, Ray_W said:

    Post them anyway. The BM community is wonderfully supportive. We're all learning. A Spitfire GB on Britmodeller is  daunting for us all however the level of enthusiasm for all builds is phenomenal. 

    I should of been more specific.........never totally happy with them photographically speaking. 


    In the process of painting the fuselage.  I'll take some pics here soon before decals go on.

  7. 23 minutes ago, Bullbasket said:

    A couple of my prescriptions have expired, so I need them to be renewed, plus I want to see my doctor anyway. Went to the surgery to book an appointment and was told by the receptionist that I shouldn't be there as the only ones allowed in had appointments. She said that I would have to phone for an appointment. So I stepped outside the door, got out my phone and called the receptionist and booked an appointment. As our colonial friends would say, go figure.



    I would of skipped going outside and just called right there!


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  8. On 7/5/2020 at 7:23 AM, TEMPESTMK5 said:

    I am pleased to announce that Enzo has decided to extend this GB by one week and to postpone the end date to July 19 , many thanks for allowing all those who still have builds in progress to finish them and post them in the gallery ..


    Best Regards


    Been gone all weekend and figured their is no way I was going to paint and weather by the 12th.  Now I may have a chance if I can get some motivation! :thumbsup:

  9. After building the Eduard 1/48 F6F-3, I had to have another one..........falls together.


    Also got a decent Ebay deal on a 1/48 Eduard P-51D-5 Profipak.


    Also got the Falcon 1/48 Canopy Set #31 so I can replace the sliding portion on my Hasegawa Mk V Spitfire.

  10. On 6/23/2020 at 7:09 PM, Brewer said:

    Do you mean the upper cowl piece? I did have to shim it with some plasticard but it was a quick fix


    The underside needed a shim as well

    Yes, the upper cowl piece.  It's one part I always struggle with.  Lose detail everytime I clean it up.  Looks like you handled it very well there!

  11. I made it, I made it, I made it!  First one completed in time, granted this was only my 2nd GB.  Missed the first one's deadline by a couple weeks.   Eduard 1/48 Hellcat is quite the treat!

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