DavidJC

Bio: 53, getting back into modelling, likes all forms of historic transport.

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DavidJC

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Can't add much more than Paul above. Althogh we can all give pointers and advice, so much of modelling is also 'suck it and see'.

 

What I must mention though is Decalfix and Tamiya acrylic paints. Decalfix can take off Tamiya acrylic paints, so if you use either, change your paint brand or decal solution. I'd hate for anyone to have their paintwork on their pride and joy dissolve in front of their eyes.

DavidJC

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Revell do an excellent paint remover called 'Paint Remover'. It's not cheap but a little goes a long way and it's not unpleasant either. Takes of many paints easily, including enamels.

 

As for acrylic paints, they will come off with surgical spirit which can be bought off the shelf from chemist shops. It's unpleasant to use and doesn't have a nice smell, but you can get a large bottle for a few pounds. I'd recommend protective gloves for that, not due to the unplesant chemical but the mess it makes.

 

Finish either method off with a non-aggressive household cleaner with a tootbrush. Rinse and let dry.

DavidJC

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Whilst I check the Forum every day, I don't always log in. Like Patrick above I'd like to welcome everyone I've missed in recent times to the site. I think we can safely say we all look forward to hearing more from you and even seeing builds.

DavidJC

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This is mine with aftermarket decals which avoided me having to attempt camouflage. Of course, Airfix has now released this in a silver scheme anyway. Sadly I can't remember what colour I used be it Tamiya or Mr Aqueous, but, it was a straightforward silver or aluminium from one of the two ranges; that is, not a 'metaliser' type paint.

 

With my own earlier research, Paul is quite right. It was painted in a silver dope, even the areas that were of metal construction, so other than the engine (and there I am guessing) there were no 'natural metal' aras as such.

DavidJC

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Welcome to you all.

 

I'm not the only one looking forward to seeing some builds as well :)

DavidJC

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Welcome aboard from me - and anyone else I might have missed recently. I check the site every day but I don't log in each time.

 

Hope to see some builds Chris, and hopefully we can all learn from each other.

DavidJC

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I'm reading Barnacle-Bill's post as "I bought a part-built second-hand kit and still expected the manufacturer to address my problems with it".

No, I never purchased a part built Kit, I purchased a brand new still in the box and the box still in the cellophane 1/48 Scale Model Buccaneer

 

Then I am confused. You refer in two separate posts as to the kit quite clearly having been started:

 

As the Kit was purchased, even from a dealer, with the Kit half built,

 

 

I purchased the Kit on ebay, no return, especially as the Kit is part built,

 

In any event, and however poor the kit is, I don't see through how all of your legal quotes any company can be held responsible for an aged kit. Putting aside your twice-made assertion that the kit was already started, the contents was what the box described, right? A 1/48 Buccaneer that the purchaser had to assemble, needing paint, glue and skills?

 

Airfix have indeed addressed problems with the new Sea Fury but supplying new fuselage halves, as they would be duty bound to. I am afraid to say, how they have any responsibilty for a decades old kit that was of its time and not that great to start with is anyone's guess.

DavidJC

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General Data Protection Rules Ratch. An upate regarding how e-data (and other for that matter) is captured, stored, used and disseminated.

 

Not quite understanding how that affects this in this particular case though.

DavidJC

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Interesting point - not being a rigger (other than the Airfix Walrus kit that did my eyes in Laughing) I don't know as I've never come across it before. I'd be interested to hear myself because of course it might not be rigging one needs to attach to a decal - crew boarding ladder, say.

DavidJC

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Thanks richard shea - that's useful information. It does sort of tie up with my seeing the colour as being a mid-grey. I will trawl again but thank you Smile

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