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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2010 - 05:12 PM UTC
1/48 Academy kit. Alclad and Polly Scale paints. Superscale decals. This one's from about 5 yrs. ago, but I guess it's better late than never!
Comments welcomed!

John





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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 02:54 PM UTC
John,

Very clean build. Nicely done!

I really like the paint scheme and the nose art.

I have never used alclad. Which one did you use?

Did you seal it before applying the decals?

Great work!

Matt
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 04:09 PM UTC
Thanks for the kind words, Matt!
Honestly, I can't remember if I "sealed" the alclad or not before decaling! I'm guessing probably not, because I used "Polished Aluminum" and although the lighting in my pics make it look quite dull (especially the fuselage), it's actually quite "polished" looking all over. I also used Tamiya acrylic gloss black as the primer/undercoat for the Polished Aluminum. There are quite a few people who will tell you that's a dangerous thing to do, because they've experienced cracking and/or whatever else, but I've used the Tamiya acrylic gloss black with ALL of my Polished Aluminum things and after 5+ yrs, there have been no cracks, orange peeling or anything of that sort.

Thanks again and give Alclad a try! I'm sure you'll like it!

John