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Mark Norfolk (mnorfolk49)
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Łukasz Gliński Knife blade matters as well in case of cutting the masks, my recommendation is a curved one.
4. August 2019, 08:44
Mark Norfolk Thanks Lukasz. I'll be sure to dig out a curved blade. Andy, no issues at all except my trials with the cockpit glass. I was concerned about the wheels/ struts into the wings but that went very well. Most awkward fits are the open wheel covers - edges caught the housing, meaning they didn't all go that easily onto the pins. I actually broke one with the pressure I was applying so - just take it easy! Otherwise kit goes together very very nicely. Would happily make again with a different paint job. :)
4. August 2019, 11:08
Patrick Hagelstein Good one Łukasz! A curved doesn't have the risk of pulling away the tape if the blade gets accidentally caught. Set aside a brand new blade for cockpit masking. If you need the curved blade for something else, just switch them out so you keep one decimated to cockpit masking.
4. August 2019, 15:28
Mark Norfolk Well, things have gone - largely - downhill. After decals did a gloss coat and then the panel line wash. Massive lessons: one gloss coat not enough. Left paint job very streaky, all sorts of staining in one wing decal and holes in one fuselage decal. Glossed again which partly rescued the staining effect: now the underside is ok (ish) but the top is not. Very disappointed given how pleased I'd been up to decals. Still - lesson time! Suck it up and move on. The Rob Taurus glass though - reasons to smile again. Cut out and sanded / trimmed to size ok, gloss coated, taped uk hard edges, maskol for couple of internal areas and painted. Much happier with approach, taping outcome and hopeful for results. S

So lessons?

Two gloss coats over pre washes.
Be more precise re:where I put the wash so minimising need to wipe with thinners.
Follow ALL those tips re: cockpit glass, plus prepare separately and add last - for me major lesson is don't prime with non enamels as can't correct it chemically.
Above all - patience.

Pondering nose glass replacement as thinners have trashed quality of it.
8. August 2019, 16:17
Patrick Hagelstein What happened with that decal? Did tape lift that decal off?
8. August 2019, 16:18
Mark Norfolk Came off when I used thinners to remove panel wash. One of things that made me realise one glass coat insufficient and to be more precise with wash to minimise need to clean up!!
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Mark Norfolk tis a little but hey ho! It will all come together at some point just not yet! :) I got lots to learn!
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Mark Norfolk Main bodies together: hope that was wise re: painting. Should I fill the couple of tiny joint gaps? Any recommendations / advice appreciated.
24. June 2019, 19:00
Rui S Well i would say that gaps are unrealistc, so they should not be visible. At least whem the figure is in the up right position.
If very small they Will be filled with a good drop of Paint. ;)
24. June 2019, 20:47
Mark Norfolk Thanks Rui :) I like your thinking about the figures being upright.
25. June 2019, 04:11
Mark Norfolk So troops filled (thanks Rui!), mounted in / on my home made skewer holder and primed. Sadly proud of the adapted block of wood :) Hats off to Andreas Koziol for the inspiration with his cat scratcher adaptation.
4. July 2019, 14:10
Rui S Nice progress Mark.
You can also use styro foam to stick what you want. That's what o use.
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Stephan Ryll Very nice build
27. July 2019, 07:25
Guy Rump Nice build :)
27. July 2019, 09:18
Mark Norfolk Thanks Alec, Stephan and Guy - had a long hard look at i this morning after 24 hours and this is what I have learnt / will try next time:

Dry fit lots - that cockpit is all wrong
Fill and sand fuselage before adding wings
Don't be scared of filler
Use a proper primer
Plan your stage builds
Varnish coats work
But fewer initial gloss coats - 2 max
Use multiple wash coats - little pigment in them
Care with gloss on glass - follow Patrick's tips
Masking rocks
Save minor parts to the end - they get busted otherwise!
Actually I like enamel paint
But thin it lightly, not a lot
Decent brushes matter - AK looking good.

Carrying these forward to the Mosquito hopefully - today have had to do battle with the cockpit glass already!
27. July 2019, 13:34
Cristian Bordina Great job Mark !!!
27. July 2019, 15:05
Gordon Sørensen Nice lookung Typhoon, Mark!
27. July 2019, 15:54
Patrick Hagelstein I like the "follow Patrick's tips" part! :D ;)
27. July 2019, 16:19
Mark Norfolk Done it Patrick - worked a treat on my mosquito cockpit glass! :)
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Mark Norfolk Very impressed with this brush. Just used on a gloss coat - doesn't hold much product so simpler for rookies like me to get it right!
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105 Sqn. DZ367/GB-J (Sqn. Ldr. Darling DFC, Flt. Off. Wright) | Marham, Norfolk January 1943 | FS34079 FS36152 FS36270
 
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Mark Norfolk
Query about thinning (Humbrol) enamel paint. I have been using Humbrol brand thinner but it really stinks. I have seen a video on you tube suggesting acetone but also found a product called ‘Bob Ross odourless thinner’. Does anyone have experience with either or any other (preferably not very smelly!) alternative? The suggestion with acetone is it lengthens an already has long dry time!
9. July 2019, 20:08
Augie Acetone will also make it very chemically active and likely to eat the plasitc.
Bob Ross (Happy little accidents) odourless thinner is for oil paints and not enamels.

You can try VMS thinners for enamels, but as I said in my previous mileage varies, for humbrol as it stands, their stuff does work best sadly.

Other option is to move in to acrylics which are generally less odour too.
9. July 2019, 20:20
wilky I find the smell of acrylic paint worse.
Maybe it's because of sucking down enamel fumes from childhood that I don't really notice them now
9. July 2019, 20:29
Mark Norfolk Thanks Augie & Wilky - I have bought a few acrylics but the vast bulk of my paints are enamels (& to be fair in good nick given they have sat unused for nearly 20 years :) ). I just really notice the smell of Humbrol thinners and wondered, so started exploring. Humbrol it is: fan on and window open!
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