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German Lozenge 1917-1918
JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 10:27 PM UTC

Mirage German Lozenge decals in 1:48 depict five color intermediate dark version. Accurately known as Fünffarbiger Flugzeugstoff. Lets take a look. I was pleasantly surprised. More application images to come.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
JackFlash
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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 06:04 AM UTC

Without a gloss overcoat on decals this thin it takes almost three times longer to do one surface as it usually does for me. Some modelers might give up in frustration with the decals folding over on itself during application. Though tough they are not indestrutable. So I have to recommend that you do give these two coats of clear gloss and letting them dry to the touch before using. But they lay down so well I have to say it is worth the extra effort.
TimTam27
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 05:24 AM UTC
Hi.

Quote:

"And just so you know Mirage is not finished with their WWI subjects either."


These few words certainly got my attention. I am sure you wouldn't want to reveal anything you had been told in confidence but perhaps you might be able to let us know if we are talking about 1:48 scale?

Cheers,
timtam27
JackFlash
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 02:11 PM UTC
I was told that I can't discuss the subjects that were mentioned. And there many subjects. So I am limited for now. But since the Mirage employees and owner come here, why not tell them what you want? Help give them a sense of what you would like.

By the way I had a slight typo in the review that has been fixed. There is enough lozenge decal for 1 completed Halberstadt CL type plus a bit extra incase you want instead to use it all on another type in 1/48.
TimTam27
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 03:40 AM UTC
Thanks for replying Stephen.

I knew you wouldn't be able to talk about the subjects but I was hoping to hear that Mirage weren't going to abandon 1:48 scale.
Many manufacturers seem to be focusing on 1:32 lately and I am a little concerned that 1:48 may be dying out.
I was just hoping for a little reassurance.

Thanks,
TimTam27
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 02:07 PM UTC
Never fear about 1:48. The progression of the popular 1:72 to 1:32 is entirely based on the current group old guys still wanting to build and needing bigger subjects to do the deed.
lcarroll
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 02:27 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Never fear about 1:48. The progression of the popular 1:72 to 1:32 is entirely based on the current group old guys still wanting to build and needing bigger subjects to do the deed.



I'll say, he said, as he cleaned his eyeglasses and steadied his quivering hands!!
Cheers, Lance
JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 08:01 PM UTC
Here is how it looks applied to a Mirage 1:48 Halb. CL.II set of wings.
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 08:28 AM UTC
Here is a short note from Mirage.


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Hi Stephen,
Thanks for the fair review. I think you should try post shading techniques. We have gotten good results, applying artists water pastels (white or ebony). Try it!
Best Regards
Piotr