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mick b

Airfix 1/24th Typhoon IP

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Just perusing the instructions for this kit prior to starting  and unless I am missing something, can someone explain why Airfix chose to produce the back plate of the instrument panel in clear plastic when it is essentially covered in instrument decals and recommended to be painted in Brett Green’s build guide before applying said decals etc? If it represented the glass of the instruments then fair enough but it doesn’t as the decals aren’t designed to be put on the rear of it ? 


Rhetorical question maybe but curious?



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I think they’ve done this method with other 1/24 kits.


i’m guessing The reasoning behind it it that although you’re putting the decals on top the clear plastic gives the impression of depth to the instruments.  You can’t really see it in this photo of my tiffe ip but to the naked eye you can see the “depth” (and yes I painted the back of the clear part gloss black)





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Thanks for the response Lawzer, yes I can see the reasoning for providing the depth but just wondered why from clear plastic when you paint it and the decals go on top? 


Nice work on yours by the way. 



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