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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:36 am 
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A wonderful model, very fine done! And I very much like the story how You got those plans!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:07 am 
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The central superstructure is almost finished


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:41 am 
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I made the cable reals
I rolled a thread tinted with wallnut stain around hear picks .
Then I cut it to size.
The axis is made withh 00 insect pins


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:58 am 
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The aft and central parts are almost finished


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:45 am 
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Complete !!!!

I had to use homemade decals for the ship name, and it's UGLY !!!!! If someone has a better idea I could correct that.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:04 pm 
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t the frosted background for the letters. I learned from model railroader types to paint the surface with a gloss paint - not flat or satin. Then, after the decals are applied and dry, spray a clear flat or satin overcoat to get the desired finish. This will eliminate the frosted background for the decals.

You don't have to paint the entire hull gloss black - just the places where you want the decals. The rest can be flat or satin. So if you remove the decals, paint a gloss black spot and apply the decals, you can use a clear flat or satin overcoat over the decals.

However, you have less chance of obvious paint differences if you paint the entire hull with gloss colors, apply the decals, and the apply a clear flat or satin overcoat.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:24 am 
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Thank you DrPR


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:54 pm 
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I should also mention decal flattening solutions - they are all called something like that. After you apply a decal, and it is still damp, you apply these solutions to "melt" the decal into the texture of the surface. They work pretty good to get decals to flow over/into louvers, rivets, cracks and such. The when the decal dries it looks like it was painted onto the textured surface.

If your hull is smooth you don't need to bother with these things.

CAUTION: after you apply one of these solutions you must not touch the decal with anything, not even a soft bristled brush. They will smear like wet paint. Let them dry thoroughly before applying a cover coat of paint.

Phil

PS: I should say I have had only moderate luck with decal softening solutions. Don't know why it sometimes works and sometimes does nothing.

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