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Evening all. Thought I’d give this one a go in the GB. According to Scalemates it was first tooled in 1981 although to me it looks older. The boxing is .Hasegawa/Hales.

 

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It looks a simple kit with not many parts so hopefully it will be a simple build. 
 

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The fuselage is only taped together, I must have done that but can’t remember, and looks it will go together easily. 
My only concern is with the decals. They look ok for their age but time will tell. A quick search for replacement decals proved fruitless so I’ll need to make them work. 
 

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I hope to make progress soon. Cheers Allan
 

 

 

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Evening all. I’ve made a start on this one today. Not much really but I’ve painted the cockpit bits in dark gull grey. Tonight I’ll try the decals for the cockpit so I’ll see how they are.

 

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Cheers Allan 

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Morning all. Some progress on this last night. Fuselage joined and wings on. The fit so far has been very good so hopefully I should get this done reasonably quickly, for me anyway. The decals for the cockpit were a mixed bag with the instrument panel one breaking up. It doesn’t give me confidence in the rest of the decals.

 



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Cheers, Allan 

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I coated my decs with varnish and just about managed to get them on, though I probably had to replace one or two with either ones from stock/spares or DIY ones. They are always a weakness on old Japanese kits it seems. 

 

Best of luck.

 

Pete

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9 hours ago, PeterB said:

I coated my decs with varnish and just about managed to get them on, though I probably had to replace one or two with either ones from stock/spares or DIY ones. They are always a weakness on old Japanese kits it seems. 

 

Best of luck.

 

Pete

Microscale Liquid Decal film, I posted a query some years ago about using Klear to reinforce old & doubtful decals & was steered to this stuff, it is what it is designed to do & I've never had any problems with it not working. The decals will still conform as nicely as they were going to anyway.

Steve.

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14 hours ago, PeterB said:

I coated my decs with varnish and just about managed to get them on, though I probably had to replace one or two with either ones from stock/spares or DIY ones. They are always a weakness on old Japanese kits it seems. 

 

Best of luck.

 

Pete

 

4 hours ago, stevehnz said:

Microscale Liquid Decal film, I posted a query some years ago about using Klear to reinforce old & doubtful decals & was steered to this stuff, it is what it is designed to do & I've never had any problems with it not working. The decals will still conform as nicely as they were going to anyway.

Steve.


Morning all, thanks Pete and Steve for your input. I have liquid decal film and think it will be needed for these decals. That is some ways off for now as I’m not a quick builder but I’ll get there.

 

Cheers Allan

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1 minute ago, almac said:

 


Morning all, thanks Pete and Steve for your input. I have liquid decal film and think it will be needed for these decals. That is some ways off for now as I’m not a quick builder but I’ll get there.

 

Cheers Allan

As an addendum to the above, try it with a decal you won't need to use to see how it goes, in extreme cases, maybe a second coat.

Steve.

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Hi Pat @JOCKNEY. I’ve not had any modelling time recently so no progress I’m afraid. I never seem to have spare time these days. Maybe tonight when Her indoors is watching Eurovision I can get something done.😃

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