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Gary Brantley

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  • Birthday 12/29/1952

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    Cameron, Texas,USA

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  1. Greg, you've hit a home run with that group of models. All your hard work has really paid off; they all look great mate!
  2. Fuad, that is exceptionally nice! It's a beautiful model in the typically excellent Fuad mode!
  3. Strewth Pete! She's a right beaut mate; congratulations on a great return to this hobby. You are off to a cracking good start!
  4. An impeccable build Kun! Fantastic attention to detail in the assembly, painting and weathering stages. She really does look quite realistic and is a great credit to your skill as a modeler, and as a photographer as well I might add! Great scale modeling!
  5. That's a fine first NMF finish Simon! The model looks really good, with some fantastic checkerboard work on the nose! Well done indeed sir.
  6. That is a magnificent "battle worn" veteran. You've built a wonderful Mustang here, and painted and weathered it to perfection! Is that plumbing in the wheel wells kit-supplied or scratch-built? That really looks good!
  7. Wow, this beauty first appeared long before I joined BM, so I really appreciate this "necro thread". The model is stunning, thanks for "bringing it back"!
  8. Very nice work! I've built that HB kit before and know it has it's challenges. Great job in overcoming them!
  9. That is so nice! Great work sir! It sort of looks like my Meteors big brother.
  10. In a word...spectacular! Wow Jon, this is exceptional model building!
  11. That is spectacular! What a beautiful scale model; the paint work looks fantastic from here!
  12. I have a bit of experience in this area SF. The last three models I've done have all been older kits, with older decals that I either wanted or needed to use. I brush a coat of MicroMark decal film over the entire sheet when necessary, or just the decals I need at other times. The directions say it's dry after 15 minutes and presumably ready to use. In my case, it's usually a day or so before I get around to actually using them. What I've found to work rather well is dipping the decals into quite warm water, just about a simmer really, or a might less. I place an electric "hot plate" on my modeling table with a small pan of tap water. I find it works best to hold them under 20 seconds or more. I have had them come loose from the paper in the water and then I just grabbed the decal with tweezers and applied it right away. The last ones I applied were from 1990, for the original kit decals, and a ProModeler aftermarkert SuperScale sheet from '96. Those 31 year-old Monogram decals worked almost perfectly, with only one decal's corner tip lost. It might be worth a try, and definitely try on a decal you don't just have to have! I hope this helps and good luck with your decaling! Cheer, Gary
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