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I'd call it bloody brilliant!

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That is the greatest save since Gordon Banks stopped that header from Pele.


Looking forward to seeing that Hornet completed.

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I don't know Fanny Adams about football but I do know a brilliant modelling save when I see one. Masterful!

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I appreciate your enthousiasm guys, but just to be paranoid, I'll hold off the celebrations here until I've got the white rim around the leaf in place; I'm not quite safe yet. I expect to print the decal for that later this week, and to have it in place by Friday. If and when that part has proven succesful, I'll break out the snacks and (proverbial) booze :-D


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Nice recovery!
Just an old adage..... It's not how badly one screws up; It's how deftly one recovers from it.


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I actually think the red paint is better looking than the decal anyway (albeit a lot of work). Well done.

Are you making a decal for the rim? Could you not apply commercially available white stripe decal or have I missed something?

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dwomby wrote:
I actually think the red paint is better looking than the decal anyway (albeit a lot of work). Well done.
Paint always looks better than decals. That is, assuming you can get it onto the model with the same sharpness as decals..
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Are you making a decal for the rim? Could you not apply commercially available white stripe decal or have I missed something?
I could probably get very close with cut up strips of decal. However, there would be inaccuracies in cutting the mask, inaccuracies in applying it, and then more inaccuracies in applying the strips around the edge, each reinforcing the next. I'm hoping that by printing the rim as a single decal, I'll be able to reduce this cumulation, and essentially deal with only the inaccuracy of applying the decal itself (I'm fairly certain drawing of both mask and rim decal was precise, or at the very least better than my fingers can manage in the physical world). This all falls apart if it turns out I messed up by more than the width of the rim during painting :???:


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The decal for the rim has been printed and given a coat of liquid decal.

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Quite a bit more that just the recovery maple leaf for the F-18 of course; I so hate burning a whole sheet of decal paper for a single decal..
There's a total of nine projects represented here, so just for entertainment, I'll present the rest a puzzle for the folks here:

The F-18 is obvious, and the big '14' are for Vacant's Be-6. So, what is the connection between the seven other planes. Don't tell me they're all Phantoms, that's too obvious, but there's a further connection.

Virtual pats on the back for the first to figure it out :-D


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I'll hold off the celebrations here until I've got the white rim around the leaf in place
OK, now I declare victory :-D

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Yes, the points of the leaf on the leading edge extensions if incorrect; for some reason Corel Draw insisted on truncating those points. I took the quick and easy approach and printed some strips of white to fix this, rather than spend an evening trying to figure out what was wrong. Barring serious clumsiness, this should be routine.


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That is the Muts Nuts Rob.
(a very good thing):lol:

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Brilliant!

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You werent kidding when you said colourful Canadian Hornet,well tidy mun.


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Great work; that looks nigh on perfect Rob!

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