I also purchased the red nose (A68208) version from Aldi and it had the wrong decals. Airfix were great and got me the correct ones within 2 days.
It made me wonder how much buying power they must have because I purchased the blue nose version (A01004A) last year from a 'proper' model shop for £6.59. The Aldi 'special' was £4/£5 and came with glue, brush and paints.
Anyway...the finished model above looks great.
The reason I keep buying little Mustangs is to eventually have a go at a BMF. I was wondering:
I ask because on my 'spoons' the metalisers are variable, come off with masking tape and react to MicroSol. Any advice would be appreciated. David
- Which paints did you use?
- How you masked for the nose without the BMF coming off?
- Did you use decal solution for the decals?
I've found Humbrol polished aluminium metalcote in a spray can gives a really nice metallic silver finish and will never pull off with masking tape (Tamiya masking tape is low tack but sticking it on your arm reduces the rack further) metalcote is fine with microsol but acrylic varnish will attack and dull it. I use Johnson's floor polish on metalcote instead.
generally if masking is pulling off paint you need a better primer or you need longer drying time. Vallejo model air is touch dry in minutes but can take 24hours to harden fully.