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You certainly should celebrate that save Rob, it looks marvellous!

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You certainly should celebrate that save Rob, it looks marvellous!
I did. Went completely wild and bought myself an icecream :-D


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ShaunW wrote:
You certainly should celebrate that save Rob, it looks marvellous!
I did. Went completely wild and bought myself an icecream :-D


Blimey, steady on! :shock:

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Great save, Rob.

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wow here is a lesson in how to recover models right there I salute you sir! cant wait to see this completed now...

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My apologies for the slow progress lately.

Another (potential?) problem raised it's head: even if the decals fit perfectly before taking into account that there are several bumps on the tail, there's a non-zero chance that where top and bottom decals on wings and such meet, a line of grey will show (too much contrast to ignore), and of course, there are fairings on the tail. So, I spent a good bit of time trying to find a near perfect colour match for the blue decals, and failed utterly. I did, however, find that a mixture of Modelmaster 'mediterranean blue' and 'classic white' was spot on.

After painting the outboard faces of the tail in that, I resumed decalling this weekend. Progress is slow, with a single challenging decal soaking up a day (and I'm not exactly oversupplied with those :cry: ). Doesn't help that this weekend we got hit with a nice little heatwave, which tends to mostly shut me down :roll:

Still better to go slow and get results, than rush it. I hope you'll forgive me for not posting a picture everytime I get a decal on :-D


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rob_van_riel wrote:
I hope you'll forgive me for not posting a picture everytime I get a decal on :-D
I think I got enough of them on to warrant a snapshot..

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The upper surfaces are now mostly complete, except for a small number of decals that need some further beating down with MicroSol. That means I'm about 33% percent done with the decals :shock:
Still, I'll get there eventually.


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That's something very special Rob. I love it.

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Awesome save mate on a beautiful looking Hornet!

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It's good to see some further progress on this, Rob and it is really looking the business. Celebrate with another ice cream - you know you want to :grin:

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Very colorful and worthy project. I like the work you are putting into this bird.

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The final batch of decals just went on. Once they're properly set, I'll start hitting them with solvents, until then, I can only wait, and add the last bits of paint to the undercarriage. I might just get this done before the "colourful models" meeting next weekend :grin:

Pictures when things are a little less fragile..


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As a side note, if anyone has a use for the Blue Angels set of decals that also came with the kit, drop me a PM. Over here they're heading for the obliette :roll:


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Ha ha ha! Hey, at least you know where they went! I often find mine by accident! Terrific work on the Hornet, by the way.

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Hooley Dooley!
That is an eye-catcher all right!

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