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  1. Greetings friends, I've just bought a lovely little 1/72 Revell Red Arrows Hawk, the modern tooling from 2015, and I wonder if anyone has experience with the transfers/decals, specifically whether they are opaque enough not to turn pink over the red paintwork. I've learned from bitter experience never to trust light transfers over powerful, or dark surfaces. I used some 'museum quality' transfers once and they were basically transparent. If I know in advance I might consider painting as much of the white as I can. Any thoughts, or indeed if you know how they'll fare over the red I'd be very grateful, thank you.
  2. The Saudi Hawks are a display team that I've been fascinated with for the longest time. With their vibrant green aircraft decorated with swooping white curves, and trained by former RAF Red Arrow Pilots, I was lucky enough to see them in 2017 (the video below has some of that and links to the footage I had from then). When I saw them it was at Malta's International Airshow 2017 (their 25th in their series of airshows). The show was performed at 'Smart City' which is a business centre on the coast outside of the main cities. Performed entirely over the water against the beautiful blues of the sky and the sea their Green aircraft looked perfectly at home. The air show was on the first holiday I'd had with my parents 'as myself' and so has always held a particularly special place in my heart (for every team involved). I had previously obtained a kit on the subject by Fujimi, who made a 1/72 BAe Hawk with Saudi Hawk (now Saudi Falcon) markings. However, many of you know that I unfortunately had to leave my home in rather a hurry due to having a less than lovely housemate. I lost most of my models, equipment, and supplies. I promised myself I wouldn't be upset, but every now and again I find myself sad that someone forced me to lose so much. So, when the trusted DEKL'S showed they had Saudi Hawk decals....well, I instantly ordered them. I could finally build a display team that meant so much to me. I used the BAE Hawk NHS kit as the basis; I really enjoyed the construction. It was far simpler, and I assume this is the same 'simpler' version from the Best of British? Either way, it seems perfect for newcomers, or those who want a quick and easy build. On that subject, I still managed to mess it up slightly with the cockpit section as my cockpit no longer is flush to the fuselage. For the sake of me being sort of lazy, I have accepted that this is the way my model was destined to be and left it as is, as in it's current state it still brings me joy on my shelf. As usual DEKL's provide a singular sheet filled with all the pieces for you to cut out. They are not pre-cut like most kit decals would be, so you do need to trim them down a lot once on the model. the plus side is lots of pieces to help fix mistakes They are a lot more malleable than normal style decals in my opinion. Much resilient to the mistakes of an average model maker like myself. You have 2 sets of decals (standard with Dekl's) to allow you to layer the duplicates to get vibrancy. On coloured sections this really makes colours pop. For white sections it creates a rich solid white - something that can be harder to achieve for stick acrylic painters. I genuinely found myself enjoying these decals...compared to certain other manufacturers who will remain nameless. which cause rage and upset. l For a full review visit my review: here For a build video see the video below:
  3. Croatian Military Number Plates (PVDS-001-35) 1:35 & 1:72 PaulusVictor Decalssories We’ve only recently been introduced to PaulusVictor, with our first set of samples making their way through the review queue and onto your screens as I type this. They set themselves apart from standard decal sheets by including a raft of additional information on the type, variants, paint and even the load-outs carried by the subjects that they produce decals for, as well as a high-quality feel to the whole package. This accessory set was included in the delivery and shows another string to their bow. It arrives in a small high quality Ziploc bag, with a cover sheet that has instructions printed on the rear, a sheet of decals and a printed sheet of PVC foil, which we’ll get to later. Number plates. Most countries and their militaries have a particular set of regulations about their depiction in real-scale, encompassing the font, the lettering size and even the plate size, as well as the alpha-numeric code that is laid out on the plates. Most people can tell if plates from their own country are off from 20 paces, but when it comes to someone else’s country, we’re not so good. This set is intended to correct some under-sized or otherwise incorrect plates that have been included in 1:35 models of Croatian military subjects in the past, as well as give you the opportunity to depict models as Croatian vehicles if they weren’t out of the box. Whether that’s in the real world or the land of what-if is entirely up to you. Even if they don’t have Mini Metros in the Croatian army, and I’m fairly sure they don’t, at least the number plate for your Fast Attack Metro (FAM) would be wholly accurate. Most of us are aware of how to apply decals to our models, but a recap is provided on the top of the page, with more task specific instructions on the bottom half. The short version is that you can use decals or PVC foil to act as the plate itself, making a backing plate of your own from styrene sheet if the kit part is undersized, then apply the individual alphanumeric code to the plate, which has the HV country code and a national crest already printed on both types. The PVC sheet tells you to use white glue or CA to attach that material to the model, as PVC isn’t modelling glue soluble, which is good to know. The PVC sheet is satin finished, so you may want to consider adding a gloss coat to it before applying the registration letters, sealing them in with more varnish once they are dry. Conclusion Great attention to detail again, and it’s a range that I’d like to see grow and possibly expand into civilian plates in 1:24 scale. British & US number plates would be very handy for a lot of folks, I’m sure. At the moment, these Croatian plates are available in 1:35 and 1:72 from the link below. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  4. I’m offering a service to BM members who want to recreate a specific model, but who can’t source the decals. If there’s a decal or a specific decal set that you want, and you can’t get them commercially, I’ll draw them for you. I’m thinking of images such as aircraft nose art, pilot’s personal insignia or regimental markings on military vehicles and so on. I can also redraw ones you might have with an old kit but which have yellowed or cracked or are otherwise unusable. I’ve been using Adobe illustrator and Photoshop for many years so I know my way around the programs reasonably well but I’ll be doing these in my ‘spare’ time (ha ha) so I won’t be able to offer an express 24-hour kind of service. I will get them done however! I’d like to keep this dead straightforward, so there are a few things to consider: I don’t intend charging for them. They’ll be free. Gratis. My purpose for offering this is to help fellow Britmodellers out. I might have to revisit that if I get swamped with requests but that’s likely to be a way down the line yet, if it ever happens. I can only draw something based on the reference I get. The better the reference, the better the end result will be. If all you can provide me with is a grainy 10mm square black and white photo, and you want a full colour image made of it I may not be able to do very much! After I’ve received the reference, and I think the job is doable, I’ll draw the decal(s) up and send you draft copies for approval. I’ll correct any errors I may have made, and will resubmit a corrected file. I suggest you print it out initially in black and white on a standard printer just to check the fit then, once you’ve approved it, I’ll finish it off and send you a final file in colour. You will have to arrange to print them. I will reserve the right to decline to do some things, especially if they’re particularly complicated, overly intricate or are likely to be otherwise extremely time-consuming. If someone wants me to recreate a miniature Michelangelo or something similar…forget it If I do a drawing, it will be done solely for the model in question. I’m not doing these so they can be sold on, used by anyone else or converted into commercial decal sets. I can recognise my own work and I’m not expecting to see them offered online or anywhere else, free or otherwise. If that happens we’re going to run into a problem with intellectual property rights which could get messy and unfriendly. No-one wants that. On the other hand, if I’m simply redrawing some from, say, an old Matchbox kit that are unusable due to age, that’s different. What I would ask is that when the model is finished I would like to see a photo of it please. If it’s entered into a competition I would ask to be credited with creating the decals. I think that’s about it. I can’t think of anything else at the moment. so let’s see how it goes. As stated above, I’ll be doing them in my spare time so I’ll fit them in and around other work. If I’m busy with something else, your job will have to join the queue but I’ll let you know what my workload is so you can decide whether you want to go ahead or not. The best thing is to give me plenty of notice! I’ve been in touch with Mike about this, and he’s fully aware of the offer. Any questions?
  5. Hi! Is there any decals made for the aircraft flewn by Jackie Cochran? Sabre, Starfighter etc... http://www.chuckyeager.org/news/today-in-history-the-sound-barrier-was-broken-by-a-woman-for-the-first-time/ Cheers / André
  6. Lavochkin La-9/La-11 “Fritz/Fang” (48-055) 1:48 Begemot Decals The Lavochkin La-9 and La-11 were externally very similar aircraft that reached service just after the end of WWII, and were soon elbowed out by new jet engined fighters and escorts. The improved La-11 left Soviet service in the 50s, and lingered on with other Soviet-aligned operators until late in the mid-60s. It saw proxy service in the hands of the North Koreans in the 50s, where it was found to be a capable fighter, being well-suited to long-distance missions thanks to its additional fuel capacity, radio navigation gear and pilot comforts such as a more comfortable seat and a pee tube for the pilot. When loaded with similar fuel quantities as its precursor, it was more capable than its sibling, so a definite step forward. This decal set allows the modeller to make up to 29 different marking variations of La-9 and La-11 family aircraft, covering all types, including those in service with USSR, China, North Korea, Romania and Indonesia. It also holds four full sets of stencils suitable for the airframes that are depicted therein. The set arrives in a Ziploc bag and contains two A5(ish) sized sheets of decals, plus 5-pages instruction on folded A3 glossy paper, printed on both sides. Our early sample didn’t include the instructions, so rather than squint at the screen and copy out all the aircraft that you can depict, please follow the link to the decal instructions directly from Begemot’s website from the link below: http://www.begemotdecals.ru/doc/48-055 La-9(11) ins.pdf Decals are up to Begemot’s usual high standards, which guarantees good registration, sharpness and colour density, with a thin matt carrier film cut close to the printed areas. Conclusion As usual, there’s a host of different subjects for you to choose from, and it’s a real incitement to buy more kits to depict more of these exciting schemes. Review sample courtesy of
  7. Boeing B-17F/G SPACE 3D Printed Sets (3DL48020/21 for HKM) 1:48 Eduard The Eduard SPACE sets use new 3D printing techniques that lay down successive layers of different colour resin, creating highly realistic almost fully completed panels that are supplied on a decal sheet. They can depict metallic shades, plus glossy, satin and matt colours too, which really ups the detail on everything they print. In addition, a small sheet of nickel-plated and pre-painted Photo-Etch (PE) is included for the aspects of the set that lend themselves better to this medium, such as seatbelts and rudder pedals. These two sets are similar on first look, but when you examine them closely the differences in the instrument panels become evident, while the PE is common between both sets. You will need to remove some of the moulded-in detail on the instrument panel, the control column and other areas such as side consoles and overhead panels before you begin, with a similar process for both sets. The main panel is completely replaced with 3D decals; the two control columns have printed bosses added to their centres; the pilot and co-pilot are given PE four-point seatbelts; both side consoles/walls are detailed with 3D panels, with an electronic panel on the rear bulkhead; the centre console has a 3D decal wrapped around the throttle quadrant, with PE throttles that require some 0.5mm rod from your stash and other instruments laid over the top and to the rear; the overhead panel is scrubbed of all detail and replaced by a PE base with 3D decals for the instrument panels on it and the other sections. B-17F (3DL48020) B-17G (3DL48021) Conclusion The detail present in these combined 3D/PE sets is at the pinnacle of aftermarket design today, and gives any model a lift in a relatively simple manner. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  8. Italian Smoke Ring Camouflage (D48084) 1:48 Eduard It’s the end of the hobby as we know it! …Again. A while before I came back to the hobby, a hapless entrepaneur released a set of Italian smoke ring decals, and was angrily accused of killing our hobby by some. All the poor chap was trying to do was make it possible for modellers that aren’t airbrush gods to make realistic-looking camouflage for their Italian models. Hopefully this set won’t be greeted by shrieks of derision, and those that did the shrieking last time now feel thoroughly ashamed of themselves for it. They won’t. This set arrives in a clear foil re-sealable envelope with a card stiffener, a cover page with instructions, plus the decal sheet with wax paper protecting the delicate printed surface. The instructions are simply the two drawings on the cover, and a short length of text states that they have been drawn exclusively for the M.202/205, although I have a feeling that they’ll be useful for all sorts of other Italian aircraft subjects too. At the risk of being told that there are duplicates by someone with a far better set of eyes and grasp of tessellation, I think that all of the various rings are individually designed, which will make applying them less arduous of a task. There are 111 rings of various shapes and sizes, all of which are in-scale with each other, and printed in a green shade with fuzzy edges as they were sprayed by the groundcrew on the real thing. The decals are printed by Eduard and have good register, sharpness and colour density, with a glossy carrier film printed close to the edges of the printed areas. Conclusion If you’re a wizard with an airbrush, you probably don’t need these, unless you’re a lazy wizard. If you’re one of the rest of us, it’s a choice of get these decals and do a good job of the smoke ring scheme, or don’t. It’s that simple, and I’m more than happy to have one tricky job taken away when I inevitably build an Italian fighter. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  9. Hi all Print Scale do attractive decals for Mig-17 without mentioning the exact variant they are destined for. https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/PSL72008 Please any recommendations for a Mig-17 kit in 1/72 scale? In particular the Egyptian version? Are there any pics on the internet that will assist? Thanks in anticipation. M.M.
  10. Hi all, this is my first post here and was hoping for some help. I'm nearing completion of my 1/35 Tamiya Type 82 Afrika Korps Kubelwagen and have had an absolute mare with the decals and ruined a couple of them. I was wondering if anyone knew where I might I get replacements (I've emailed the Tamiya UK supplier with no reply) or if someone has completed this kit and still has the decals they didn't use they'd be willing to donate them? I'd be willing to pay postage. I am building the AA scheme in the instructions (the one with the palm trees). Apologies if this is the wrong forum! Thank you all!
  11. As the title says Im Looking for generic codes to do a Hurricane IIc from 336 squadron of the D.A.F. They look like this. As an alternative does anyone make decals for this IIc from a South African AF squadron ? Trying to find options for current Hurricane build. Thanks in advance ? Dennis
  12. Modern Royal Navy Ship Decals Atlantic Models 1:600 (ATDec13) Modern / Cold War RN ships dont carry that many markings but they are there in form of Pennant numbers and other markings. Upgrade Set This small sheets provides markings for Royal Navy Pennant Numbers and Deck Markings in 1/600 scale. These are Modern style Pennant Numbers, Flight Deck Markings and Warning circles in Red and Yellow for the Airfix 1/600 scale range of ship kits, including HMS Amazon, HMS Leander, HMS Daring, HMS Devonshire, HMS Tiger and HMS Fearless etc. Conclusion Its good to see set being produced for replacement, or additional decal needs for the older 1:600 scale kits. Review sample courtesy of Peter Hall of
  13. Having just finished my Zvezda Bf109F-2 as an F-4/Trop at long last (see Ready For Inspection) I'm now finally starting on my Airfix 72nd scale Zero armed with information from Nicholas Millman and the wonderful feedback from my earlier post on the Zero's engine. However I have a quick question regarding decals as the kit ones do not contain any of the stencil details, including the red bands for the prop blades. I've looked on Hannants and there are a number of options/manufacturers who cover the earlier overall Grey schemes but wondered if anyone can suggest those that are really good quality as my own experience of Print Scale decals with my Bf109F was not great (over scale too and fiddly to apply). The Techmod ones seem to be good value and comprehensive but I've never used this company before hence my question. Regards Colin.
  14. I have a 1/48 Tamiya P-51B that I plan to build as an RAF Mustang Mk.III with Malcolm hood, although since I haven't actually built this kit yet I could just as easily build it with the standard P-51B cockpit canopy (the Tamiya kit provides both options). However, it must be an RAF or Commonwealth air forces bird. I'm looking for recommendations for after market RAF decals. I also have the option of buying a set of used original Tamiya Mustang Mk.III decals, but I have read these are very thick.
  15. Hi all Just been surfing the Hannants site for rear fuselrge serials in white. I have in mind 12 Squadron Buccaneers circa Autumn 1970. If you have the Haynes manual, there is a pic on Pg81. Do any suitable decal sheets exist?
  16. Source: https://www.facebook.com/BlueRiderPublishing/posts/10157736939666190 Latvian Air Force 1918-1940 (BR267): https://blueriderpublishing.com/shop/p/latvian-aviation-1918-1940?fbclid=IwAR1CtCDdNAhAL8VMv4P4j9DBZTKH_7uWBIQJWd6_LpIZXqtY_MGgjbCiAII Latvian National Guard Aviation (Aizsargu Aviacija) 1931-1936 (BR424): https://blueriderpublishing.com/shop/p/latvian-national-guard-aviation-aizsargu-aviacija-1931-1936?fbclid=IwAR2uObd2LGzM5AIPC2dej75F0Zhxscuz3qJuZXjqqZpO19EpeTwnPDeeKnU Early Swedish Aviation 1920-1921 (BR425): https://blueriderpublishing.com/shop/p/early-swedish-military-aviation-1920-1921?fbclid=IwAR1AWh0ODnu3-SaFh52dQQ5smi_Sxx52HnnyF8_3hkIEYmZLjraHoohQGi4
  17. Hello all, Would anyone know of a source for the DH emblems in 1/32nd scale please? I will probably require some for the struts of a TigerMoth at some point. I plan on modelling a privately owned example that has varnished wooden struts with the DH emblem as decals. Thanks for any help. Cheers.
  18. Long time reader... first time poster... HELP!!! Has anyone had this happen before? I finished a Testors 1/72 B-66 Destroyer on August 30th last year, and about a month ago I noticed the decals were turning black! Since then, I've seen it get progressively worse. I don't harbor any hope of salvaging the model, I just don't want to have it happen again. There were a few "firsts" for me on this build, so there are a lot of variables. But, here is the sequence of paint and decals: Tamiya spray gloss black (base) Alclad Polished aluminum + Alclad aluminum Alclad Aqua Gloss clear Decals (original kit decals purchased on e-bay) Testors metalizer sealer (pretty old bottle) Here is a photo of the decals under the cockpit on the day I finished it: Here is a photo taken tonight of the same decals: Here are a couple more examples of the decals that have turned black I've had decals turn brown before, but only after a couple of decades. But this has only been 6 months! The decals I bought were original, so they were 20 -25 years old, but in great condition (not yellow). I want to blame the decals, but I wonder if there was some reaction between the aqua gloss and the testors sealer that affected the decals sandwiched between? I'm just hoping to prevent this in the future, so I thought I'd throw it out to the community to see if anyone had any insight. Not to sound too melodramatic, but this is really heartbreaking; there is a long story behind this model, but in short it was the model I've been wanting to make since 1989 and I did it! Then this happened... Any help or insight would be appreciated -- I don't want to go through this again! For what it's worth, here's what it looked like in it's prime (5 months ago! Ha Ha!):
  19. Hi all, having just received the two Airfix B-17s from The Works, I couldn't help but start thinking about what markings I wanted for them. I wasn't massively inspired by the kit choices, to be honest. While the 91st BG example fits my local aviation history interest nicely (Bassingbourn being less than fifteen miles away as the crow flies), the world and his wife have done the 91st to death, whilst the 100th BG is also a popular choice, if not particularly colourful. A look through my decal stash revealed plenty more 91st BG aircraft, a lone 447th machine and several 490th Gs. Still, nothing really inspiring. So, what's out there? A look through what Hannants has to offer showed up a number of decal sheets, the vast majority being by Kits World. Some of you might know where this post is headed next. I have very mixed feelings about Kits World. On the one hand, they offer a good range of subjects, many of which I am interested in. On the other, I have found their research sorely lacking, with more than their fair share of schoolboy errors. Now, while some of you might think I have a one-man vendetta against KW, I really want to like them! Anyway, I thought I'd have a look at what they had to offer and one particular sheet, KW172173, looked interesting, having one aircraft from the 306th BG based at nearby Thurleigh, plus another one with an attractive diagonal yellow stripe on the tail. Okay, time for a closer look. The markings and info for 44-6585 seemed to tally with what I could find. Kits World helpfully show a couple of photos of the nose art on the web page, which is a nice touch. So far, so good! The other aircraft with the diagonal yellow stripe, 44-8648 is shown as being from the 324th BS/306th BG. Wait, what? The 324th BS was part of the 91st BG, not the 306th. And the 306th didn't use a diagonal yellow stripe, the 401st did. However, they might just be typos, so let's move on. What about the decals themselves? Oh dear. Squadron codes are depicted as DF, which were indeed used by the 324th BS. A search on the internet showed that 44-8648 joined the 401st initially with the 613rd BS in January 1945, coded IN*M and then transferred to the 615th BS at the end of February, coded IY*N. It was later transferred to the 305th BG in May, when it was photographed with the nose art. From what I read, there are no known photos of 44-8648 whilst with the 401st, and the two photos of the nose art are likely from her time with the 305th, but there's nothing to show what the rest of the airframe looked like or how she was coded. All in all, there's one option out of two on that sheet that has any hope of being vaguely accurate then. Oh well, what else is out there? Another sheet, KW172332, looked appealing, as one of the aircraft had prominent, yellow areas on the empennage and wings. 43-37975 is shown as being from the 839th BS/487th BG. Squadron codes are shown as RS*A. Uh-oh. The 839th used R5. OK, maybe it's hard to tell from a photo, but the information can be found in literally five minutes on the web. The instructions showed the RS ahead of the national insignia and while most of the photos I could find of 487th BG a/c showed the squadron codes aft, it seems that some were indeed in the fore position, including sister ship 43-37974. Well, at least that one can be used with a little modification. Overall though, I found the choice of subjects available from any manufacturer disappointing, with many bomb groups completely neglected. The double-striped birds from the 45th CBW, the colourful diagonal stripes of the 94th CBW, the variations in red tails of the 93rd CBW (with the exception of the 490th BG), all ignored. I have wondered out loud several times on Britmodeller regarding the apparent lack of imagination when it comes to 8th AF Fighter Command decals, with some groups having dozens of choices and others being criminally ignored. It seems that it is the same for the bomber groups too. Anyway, enough of the ranting. If anyone knows of any decal sheets that have markings for colourful 8th AF B-17Gs, in particular the staggered waist window, Cheyenne-tailed machines, please do shout. And how do you tell which Gs were built thusly? Cheers, Mark.
  20. Hello everyone, I've been working on the Polish MiG-21 MF kit from academy for a while now, and the time has come for me to put the decals in position. Considering the potential final result, I was both excited and also worried at the prospect of facing some issues with getting those long and thin decals to conform to the surface properly... Unfortunately, I am now facing some issues with the decals. More specifically, wrinkling issues (see below). Decals were applied on three layers of gloss (result probably closer to semi gloss TBH), and some micro set. I've already gone over the decals 4-5 times with micro sol, and I am at a point where I don't even know if the decal solution is having more of a positive or a negative effect. Do you have any thoughts on what I could do to get rid of the wrinkles? (Or at least reduce their appearance as much as possible). I've also cut through the decal where the wrinkles were wide enough, and that has helped a bit in a few cases. I'm thinking of applying quite a few gloss coats (Mr Color GX Super Clear III thinned with Mr Leveling thinner), and then slowly sanding down the excess gloss, and with it the protruding wrinkles. I have access to sanding sponges all the way to 12000 Grit. Thank you all for taking some time, Best, Mat
  21. I recently purchased some sets of Peddinghaus 1/72 IDF Tank Markings decals , however they come with no instructions with positions on the vehicles, instructions on application but nothing on were they go ! I looked on the Peddinghaus site and they have no instructions either , thought it was strange to sell decal without positioning drawings . 72 1308 - M 48, M 48, M 51, Centurion, Centurion 72 2348 - M7, M4 A3, M 48, M 109, Merkava 1 EP 1309 - M 48, M 60 Thanks Syd
  22. Well obviously not the entire airline (I'll leave that to someone else), but some old aircraft models in 1/200 scale I came across going through some old stuff earlier today. They are all three showing signs of "fatigue" and a bit of wear and tear, but nothing that can't be fixed with some glue and a fresh layer of paint. Airbus A321 Boeing 767-300 DC 10-30 During my time with SAS is worked on all three aircraft types, so there is some degree of nostalgia involved. Luckily nothing seems to be missing (except for at small piece of the vertical stabilizer on the B767) but I'm struggling to find some decals for all three models. My plan would be to restore them back to the same liveries, by giving them a full respray and some new decals, if only I could find some. Unless I manage to find complete sets, I would be needing decals for both the SAS liveries and the cockpit and cabin windows/doors. So my humble request to you kind people here on BM would be, does any of you know of an online shop where I could possible find some quality decals for my old SAS aircraft models in scale 1/200? All three models are from an italian company named Fratelli Cesana. Have any of you heard of this company before, it appears as if they are no longer around? In forward many thanks for any help on the decals !! Cheers Johnny b
  23. Do you know what companies print silk screen decals?, I mean companies as Cartograph or Microscale that someone can send them that you can send them your designs with specifications and they can print them. I has been in contact with Cartograph and Microscale, but I'm looking for more options, because Cartograph is prettty good, but it takes a lot of time (and I mean months) before they finish with your project, and when I contacted Microscale, they send me a list of inks they use, and that's very limiting when one wants more colorful subjects as Asia or Africa, so I'm looking for more options.
  24. I'm after a bit of help please...... I have ALWAYS been a huge fan of the Silk Cut Jaguar XJRs the quite magnificent (unless you lent him money) Tom Wilkinshaw built. I have very vague memories of the 1988 Le Mans win and especially the 1990, I visited the motor show at the NEC with my dad and was lucky enough to see the 90 winner there. I have various books acquired in recent years and various die cast models of these wonderful machines but always fancied building a detailed kit. A couple of years ago I found the 1:24 kit from Tamiya BUT was over £60 and I was fearful I couldnt do such a well detailed kit justice, step in Hasegawa I managed to get the complete kit including proper Silk Cut decals for a mere £15, I thought it was going to be great and as such I bought the Spot Model PE kit for the Tamiya model in my plan to detail it a bit more. A few days later the kit arrived and the anticipation of opening it turned to disappointment as soon as the lid came off. Next to no detail, no ENGINE, no nice detailed interior and about 50 pieces to put it together, I was very unhappy, but it was £15!!! It sat in the box for a while but I decided that I should build it just to do it and then get the tamiya kit when I felt confident I could build one that detailed. I white glossed the shell and painted the interior as detailed as I could so this morning I thought I'd put the decals on it, complete it and stick it at the very back of the shelf as it isnt worthy of being close to the front. My problem is the decals were in a film wrapper and the decals over time have curled up and stuck to the film bag, I opened it up and left them to dry up a bit, all the edges have furred out and a horrible glazing all over them, I hoped they might lift and stick just not look very flat. WRONG They literally just disintegrated as soon as they hit the water and curled up cracking into about 40 pieces So in a long winded way........ Does anyone know where I can buy a complete set of Hasegawa Silk Cut decals for my XJR-8 ?????
  25. Hi I recently bought a Second hand Raf Bomber command which comes with A Lancaster and the resupply set. It came without the decal sheet and while I was looking for a new one for the Lancaster which came with the stencils and I saw this one by Kit world. I have never heard of them before and I was wondering if the where good quality decals. The last decal set I bought disintegrated, so I want to make sure that this one won’t do this. I was also wondering if there is a decal sheet for the resupply vehicles.
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