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July 2nd, 2018, 9:20 am #11

It all aligned pretty well. The fins are on now, engines and nacelles painted, which can go on last.

The 2 biggest challenges on this model is not the decals, but undercarriage and fitting the flaperons. 

Flaperons will be painted and decalled before glueing on, and undercarriage can go on at the end of the build, but still a very delicate job. There is some flash on the very small attachment parts which I can already see breaking when sanded, so may need to think about replacing with brass or plastruct, which I dont really want to do either!
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July 13th, 2018, 9:11 pm #12

The model has now been painted, with the flaperons gloss coated and ready for decals.

It wasn't until after paint had been applied that there was still some sanding and putty work to do with the upper wing root.

Kind of disappointing as I had some garage time planned for this weekend, an my intentions were to spend Sat and Sun nights gloss coating getting ready for decals. 20180714_063248[1].jpg 20180714_063320[1].jpg 20180714_063329[1].jpg
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July 13th, 2018, 9:13 pm #13

Here is the offending parts in flash. Very very tiny, so not sure how this will be tackled yet. I can already see myself breaking these parts trying to clean them up. Looking at the pics I should have put something next to them as a reference. They are about 1mm in diameter and about 10mm long. 20180714_070512[1].jpg 20180714_070524[1].jpg
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July 13th, 2018, 9:17 pm #14

Canopy framing has begun. Slow and steady wins the race. 20180714_070540[1].jpg 20180714_070620[1].jpg
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July 13th, 2018, 9:21 pm #15

The base that it will be presented on.

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July 19th, 2018, 1:24 pm #16

Wing root has been re sanded and puttied, as has the little spot on the top spine. Happy. Hopefully will get time this weekend to clear coat for decals. 20180719_230546[1].jpg 20180719_230555[1].jpg
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July 20th, 2018, 11:43 pm #17

Good work - I'm eager to see what this looks like once the decals are on.
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September 6th, 2018, 9:30 am #18

So I've had a bit of a break from this one, and modelling in general, lately. Lots of work, family commitments, QMHE, and just being dead tired.

I found a small area on the bottom between wing and fuse that I wasn't happy with, and after debating with myself for quite some time, I decided not to re sand/putty/paint etc as it just won't be noticeable.

So a quick gloss coat went on, and decaling has begun.

A note about the decals for anyone that is or will be building this model.

Being all white decals on a white backing paper makes the decals, and even worse, the decal numbers very hard to see. Some of the decals are very close to each other, and constant moving of the head to get different light angles when cutting is needed.

I also printed out the decal image that you see above, and wrote in pen the decal numbers for a much needed clarity.

Some of the decal images on the instructions are slightly different to eh actual decals printed.

In saying all of this, the decals are very nice to use and perform very nicely. 
They are thin without being fragile.
They confirm to complex curves naturally, and only need a little Microsol for tighter areas.
Microset is definitely NOT needed. They stick very well to a gloss surface, and I have been adding a few drops of water to the model first before applying the decals to assist in positioning etc.
I have actually enjoyed applying these decals, and what you see so far is 3 nights of casual work

Enough word. On to the pics. 20180905_214139[1].jpg 20180905_214147[1].jpg 20180905_214212[1].jpg 20180905_214236[1].jpg 20180906_191646[1].jpg 20180906_191654[1].jpg 20180906_191705[1].jpg 20180906_191721[1].jpg
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September 7th, 2018, 1:33 am #19

Now that is different - excellent job.
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September 9th, 2018, 9:17 am #20

Cheers Malcolm. Decaling has been quite enjoyable and keen to see it all finished. Undercarriage and attaching flaperons are still a little daunting.
A bit more work, looking busy now 20180907_202741[1].jpg
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