Vince Venezuela It took about half a year to muster the courage to come back to this model, and try to save it from its very bad case of silvering. After taking advice and ordering a fresh set of decals, and after several hours of sanding down without hurting the original paint job too much, followed by more hours of touch ups and yet more hours of new decaling, the intermediate result os not that bad! Next step three more coats of gloss, a mist of base coat to fade the white of the new decals, a matt finished and we ll call it done
Greeat result so far. I like the mottling and the ram panles! I think I should get some of the ram panel masking, too.
28. January, 14:53
Vince Venezuela And finally done, after a third sanding and a third decal sheet... the first attempt to fix the silvering failed miserably, with results worse than the application. For this last try, i only took care of the worst decals (the walkways and id numbers on the central top section). And switched gloss varnish from Life color to Tamiya acrylic. Also cut out the middle transparent parts of the decals. Still not perfect but now acceptable (from a distance and without excessive lightning) looks like a B-2 at least!