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#1 chris731

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 04:09 PM

This is a Monogram Mini Masterpiece 1/72. It's been a long time since I've built anything this small. Decals didn't sit well but the kit is from 1988 so I can't complain.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 09:05 AM

Very nice. I built that same kit with the same decals back in the mid '70s. I believe that kit dates back to the '60s.

The decal "silvering" is likely from applying to flat paint. When I build a camo painted aircraft, I apply gloss coat over the flat paint, apply the decals, then finish with a dull coat. A pain in the neck, but is worth the extra time to avoid silvering. I mainly build aircraft with a natural metal finish using aluminum foil or Tamiya gloss aluminum, so I'm able to skip the clear coat steps. Hope this helps.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 12:44 PM

Very nice. I built that same kit with the same decals back in the mid '70s. I believe that kit dates back to the '60s.

The decal "silvering" is likely from applying to flat paint. When I build a camo painted aircraft, I apply gloss coat over the flat paint, apply the decals, then finish with a dull coat. A pain in the neck, but is worth the extra time to avoid silvering. I mainly build aircraft with a natural metal finish using aluminum foil or Tamiya gloss aluminum, so I'm able to skip the clear coat steps. Hope this helps.


Thanks for the tip, I'll have to remember that.