i was ready to add the decals... and after a few small ones decided to place the stars... and realized that I did use the decals in the kit as a base for the masking of the invasion strips.... but the invasion strips for grip reaper are diferent
well, small retouch on the alclad was needed, but no big poblem at the end... ready to get the stars applied.... airbrush has just given up on me. so final coating after the decals will have to wait for some time....
Spanjaard yes, it took a lot of sanding to get the aires cockpit in place. and I bit more probably would have helped too. fuselage without it fitted real nice
11. May 2016, 17:49
Spanjaard well, it is finally finished. i have learnt a few things about Alclad, clear coating, and specially about weathering, some not in the best way, but usually the hard way is the most permanent.... washes affected some of the decals, because the layer of alclad aqua gloss was obviously too thin. I will give a try with Future next time
there is another album with just pictures of the finished model.
Spanjaard thanks James. yes, that was nto easy. i cut the big decal in several pieces, to make it easier. but getting them to match was also tricky.
the decal is really thin, which is great because it looks better once done. but the problem is that if you handle it too much, it can break too
in fact, some days after i finished, a tiny bit of it dissapeared. just on white square and a blue one. i had to repair the damage with with paint. it is not perfect, but it will have to do.
2. July 2016, 21:01
Spanjaard thanks a lot I really appreciate all the nice words
Tim Heimer Nicely done!! I some how missed this build. I have intensions of building the exact same kit and decals, but after 3yrs it still sits waiting.
1. August, 14:25
Lode Schildermans Looks sharp and shiny, Spanjaard. Thanks for guiding me through your building process
1. August, 18:19
Spanjaard thansk Tim and Lode, honoured that you both like it!
@Tim, Tamiya kit fits like a globe, and those decals are simply fantastic. most complicated part was to fit the aires cockpit. but the details are worth the effort. pity i did not sanded it a bit more to get proper fit
1. August, 22:33
Daniel Klink Very sharp and clean built Spanjaard
Excellent detailwork and like that paintjob.
1. August, 22:45
Tim Heimer Spanjaard it is still a very respectable build. We are our own worst critics! We all need to learn the patience that Lode has!