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orlando

1/72 Mystère IV Patrouille de France Revell (matchbox)

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Hello!

 

Here is my latest build from my aerobatic team collection, 1/72 Mystère IV from the Patrouille de France Aerobatic team.

It was a simply build, with some troubles in the nose and the worst decals i've ever seen (weird, because i built these reboxes before and they were great). Decals were no old, but they just broke when i tried to get them over the fuselageshape, as i said, not because they were aged, instead they seem to be to much rigid. I tried microsol-set, decalfix, testors liquid. the old trick with water and white glue etc etc, and nothing happend.. btw they also do not wanted let the decal paper, so i think the problem was the lack of  polyurethane rubber (or the product they use to make this things). Anyway i loved the build, like i love all the classic kits.

It was painted with Vallejo Metal Paints & Air, plus a Humbrol gloss varnish as finish layer.

 

Best regards, Orlando.

 

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And you used hot water when working with those decals as well?

 

Looks good either way.

 

Cheers / André

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1 hour ago, Andre B said:

And you used hot water when working with those decals as well?

Thxs!  yep... as usually i do. A friend of mine told me that some of the revell reboxed decals printed in Italy in 00's had this problem... so i guess that's the problem.

 

cheers!

Orlando.

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Hi

that looks awfully neat and simply done ...Bravo Zulu to you (that means well done ...its a navy thing!)

Don't get many modellers from Chile round these parts good to see you ...Chile is on my bucket list :)

 

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It looks really great mate. Well done!

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Excellent build!

For all the decal problems you describe, you wouldn't know it.

:goodjob:

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Fantastic.

 

Can i ask how you applied the gloss? I've been experimenting and finding it hard to get a really glossy finish, especially using an airbrush?

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The result is excellent, despite the difficulties with the decals. You certainly can’t tell looking at the finished article. :clap:

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Unfortunately the shade of blue in this kit's decals is incorrect and misleading, so modeller's tend to copy that shade when painting the wing stripes.  I have colour photos of the Patrouille de France Mysteres at the 1963 Paris Air Show and the actual shade of blue should be a pale turquoise blue, which was repeated when they re-equipped with Fouga Magisters the following year. 

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