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World War II: USA
Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
Tamiya 1/48 P-47M OOB (Zemke's Wolfpack)
c4willy
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 02:45 AM UTC
Hi Torsten and my thanks for your encouragement. I'm also pleased to hear that you don't have any issues with Tamiya San's decals. We all have varying methods for decaling and you've found one that works well with them, care to share what your process is with us? I'm adding another couple of decal solutions to my arsenal as a "last resort" for resisting decals.
c4willy
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 02:48 AM UTC
Thanks "D"! I've always been wary of using some of the "hotter" decal softeners but I would've liked to see what I could have achieved with them on these decals. Oh well next time I'll be ready!
lampie
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 04:20 PM UTC
My friends father flew this particular P-47.
He always enjoys seeing models of his dad's plane being built and enjoyed seeing the photos 😊
c4willy
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 05:52 PM UTC
Always pleased to hear that something I've built holds meaning for somebody else thanks Nige!
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 08:18 PM UTC

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.... We all have varying methods for decaling and you've found one that works well with them, care to share what your process is with us? ....


There's nothing special about it, Chris. I put them in warm water for about 20 seconds and use Revell's "Decal Soft" under and on the decals, leave the softener for some time on it (maybe another layer after the first has dried) and then use a Q-Tip to press the remaining air bubbles out and the decal into the panel lines. This works with all kinds of decals, no matter if they are from Tamiya, Revell, Hasegawa, Cartograph etc. I have tested a few softeners over the years but found out that Revell's softener suits me best. It doesn't cost much and is easy to get here.

Torsten
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 02:41 AM UTC
Thanks Torsten, the Q tip idea is a good one which I'll use in my next build. Previously I've used a toothpick with a rounded tip but that can still damage the decal. Hardly ever used any of Revells products the odd paint here and there but never thought to use their decals their softener. Something else to consider I guess I'll see if I can source it easily here.
c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 11:37 AM UTC
Okay after a little work over the weekend I've got my P-47M ready to go. Just need to take some gallery pics and put them up. Awesome campaign Damian my thanks for running it so well, even if mine was a rather quick speed build.

















berndm
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:21 PM UTC
Beautiful result, very neat. The P-47 is a great subject for modelling and your Jug is the proof
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 04:49 PM UTC
Beautiful job Chris, congrats on getting finished mate! Looking forward to seeing the shots up in the gallery.

Thanks so much for taking part in this group build, I really appreciate your efforts and sharing so much detail during your speed build.

Cheers, D

c4willy
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 11:45 PM UTC
Thanks Bernd! Glad you liked the end result.

Thanks as always D for a great campaign filled with awesome modellers. Always a great sense of community here.