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About Avgas

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  1. Just arrived. Now my collection of Heller M2000's with their terrible decals can be conquered As usual with Syhart quality looks great.
  2. Small world! Yea, glad he kept the ship afloat. Nice looking kit BTW
  3. Fantastic work so far. Special mention must go to that seat - superb!
  4. At last my baldness has paid off <smug face>
  5. It's been a while since I've had a bit of a splurge and I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into these From Clifton Curios Models in Ashby - highly recommended model store!
  6. That is one thing I have applied to decals through my airbrush with decent results
  7. Interesting.. And along the lines of something I wondered about during my last build. I had to resort to TET applied by brush to tame some stubborn decals. It worked well but the brush has the potential to smudge the decal ink. I considered misting it through my airbrush instead but wasn't sure how the airbrush would cope. If the make up of the airbrush cleaner and TET are almost identical, maybe it's worth trying next time.
  8. Avgas

    Matt varnish help.

    I find this stuff a little too matt for my liking. It struck me while reading this thread, perhaps thinning it 50/50 with Future would work. Anybody tried this?
  9. I've tried purchasing from the far east twice, both times I was supplied with invalid tracking numbers and yes, neither arrived. Maybe I'm just unlucky I'll stick to supporting local stores now I think.
  10. That's turned out very well. I wanted to buy one of these but wasn't sure how such enormous decals would behave. I'm happy to hear they were good so I may just get one yet.
  11. Thank you guys And a special thanks to you Tiger331 for sending me replacement wheels years ago, as I had buggered mine up!
  12. Hopefully yours are better than mine were. Mine are dated 2013 so if yours are newer then perhaps there is hope! Thanks for the comments everyone!
  13. Of course, no problem Werner. I thought if anybody notices these things it's going to be you .. In fact, I considered sending you a PM asking about the loadout but decided against it in the end because I was always going to hang as much as I could underneath and accuracy took a back seat for various reasons! I think the short version is I wouldn't recommend them. Like you, I found them pretty hard to work with. Firstly, one of the sheets had grit between the paper and decal, like someone had dropped it on the floor and printed over it anyway. Registration was not very good either - if you take a close look at the hot air warning marks, you may notice the decal is red printed over white, except the colours don't line up. The white walkway lines are not great quality either, with what looks like 'bleeding' in some places. The instructions were hard to decipher and impossible to read on one of the sheets - I had to email Aztec to ask for a better quality placement guide, which to their credit they did (within 48hrs). I also found they were very sensitive to temperature and the optimal temperature range was very small, which meant changing the water often. The decals were the main reason for me losing any interest in accuracy. See above Thanks for the comments, everyone.
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