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John Symmons

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Hi Phil

 

Nice one and a credit to your modelling skills. Keep them coming.

 

Remember we do this for fun                                 John the Pom

John Symmons

977 posts

I can second the idea by Paul Brown in using very hot water as it seems to make the decal more pliable, but also more delicate. You could also try brushing some some of you varnish under the decal to "glue" it on, but probalbly the best way is to do as Ratch surgested in painting the yellow markings on.

 

Remember we do this for fun                                John the Pom

John Symmons

977 posts

Hi Chris.

Welcome to the forum and looking forwards to seeiong more of your build. It's always good to hear from other countries and their opinions on the models. Great to have you along.

 

Remember we do this for fun                                     John the Pom

John Symmons

977 posts

Hi Jim.

Welcome to the forum, hope to see some builds from you when the kits arrive. We have a simular problem in South Africa. Finally managed to buy the Nakajima B6N2 about 18 months after it appeared in the UK, oddly the B6N1 appeared about 4 months later and still waiting for the Me 262.. I do feel Airfix and their overseas distributers could do better as kits from the far east seem to arrive at regular intervals. 

 

Remember we do this for fun.                             John the Pom

John Symmons

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Hi Ratch.

 

What can anyone say, except simply superb. Are you anyway near the end? as I see you started this in 2015. Wow! 4 years!!!!

 

One question where did you get those horse drawn wagons and load bits, I've been looking for some-thing simular for years?

 

Remember we do this for fun                                               John the Pom

John Symmons

977 posts

Hi Phil

 

Ahhhh! That's much better, you've got more light, and thanks for the extra photo.this one shows the Shagbag much better. I've been very tempted to try this model, but have to keep reminding myself I only do 1/72 scale; I only do 1/72 scale; I only.....etc. I think if any model could tempt me into the larger scale this would be the model, pity it doesn't have a crew. Again thanks for showing the model.

 

Remember we do this for fun                                John the Pom

John Symmons

977 posts

Hi Paul B

 

Nice one of again an old venerable Airfix kit and good to see it again. Made this many years back and thought at the time it was far better than the Lancaster of about the same period. Also interesting to hear about all those "play features" from those days. Those kits may be old but many still give good enjoyable builds these days.

 

Again thanks for the menories and keep them coming.

 

Remember we do this for fun                                   John the Pom

John Symmons

977 posts

Hi Phil.

 

Nice one; we don't often see this model on the forum and your one makes a welcome appearence. I've tried stretched spreu for rigging but could never get the hang of it, much prefering mono-fillerment, especially in 1/72 scale. If I may make one comment is that the background colours have muted the colours of the model, if in future you could use a less busy and lighter background the model will stand out better and try to use more daylight. That aside it's really good to see the Walrus again and hopefully we'll so be viewing more of your creations, so keep them coming.

 

Remember we do this for fun                             John the Pom

John Symmons

977 posts

Hi Balman

How about painting with matt paint then use a gloss varnish afterwards. I know it's an extra step but if it cures your problem it could be worth it. I feel it's dust particals in the air as i've had a simular problem many years ago. Try covering the model with a raised plastic tub until the paint is dry, or paint one side of a plastic sheet and leave it upside down to see if the problem persists.Hope this helps 

 

Remember we do this for fun                                    John the Pom

John Symmons

977 posts

Hi Phil

 

Welcome to the forum and looking forwardsto hearing and seeing your models, unfortuneately they have to be Airfix or an Airfix model has to be used as a base or starting point. See some of Patrick Camilleri's posts especially his QE II.

 

Remember we do this for fun                               John the Pom 

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