To Builders of Accurate Miniatures SBD-1 Dauntless -- Did you have problems with the front

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To Builders of Accurate Miniatures SBD-1 Dauntless -- Did you have problems with the front

Joined: June 28th, 2005, 12:03 am

April 4th, 2018, 2:13 pm #1

surface of the pilot's instrument panel - i.e. brushing a flat black paint on the surface surface and then dry brushing on silver to highlight the instrument faces (sunk, but raised inside the dial circles), buttons etc. I've done as lot of "Dry Brushing" in my 87 years, but this one that I just finished looks pretty bad -- crappy actually! I'm thinking about striping it and starting over!. I'd like to hear from you.

Thanks

Frank
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Joined: June 28th, 2005, 12:03 am

April 4th, 2018, 3:01 pm #2

If a "Bosworth" sent me an email, I just accidently deleted it. Please repeat.
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April 4th, 2018, 4:53 pm #3

surface of the pilot's instrument panel - i.e. brushing a flat black paint on the surface surface and then dry brushing on silver to highlight the instrument faces (sunk, but raised inside the dial circles), buttons etc. I've done as lot of "Dry Brushing" in my 87 years, but this one that I just finished looks pretty bad -- crappy actually! I'm thinking about striping it and starting over!. I'd like to hear from you.

Thanks

Frank
tried instrument decals?
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Joined: June 28th, 2005, 12:03 am

April 4th, 2018, 5:17 pm #4

to the back surface. There are no instrument decals for the front surface supplied with the kit. Are you suggesting after market decals? I'll look through my decal box and see if I have any the right size, and if I do, I'll try one.
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Joined: May 18th, 2005, 7:03 pm

April 4th, 2018, 5:21 pm #5

I thought they had instrument faces printed on the side of the decal where the adhesive is. I thought they had actual dial illustrations, not just black dots. That being said, I haven't used min yet…
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April 4th, 2018, 5:33 pm #6

The decals in my kit are just black dots even under 18X magnification.
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April 4th, 2018, 5:43 pm #7

Frank,

If I recall correctly the dial faces are on the back side of the decal (I.e., the black dots).

HTH,

John
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Joined: July 22nd, 2005, 11:17 pm

April 4th, 2018, 5:45 pm #8

The decals in my kit are just black dots even under 18X magnification.
So what look like "black dots" should have the instrument details printed on the side against the paper, which has the adhesive. In other words, the side that's "down" would show through the clear dial faces, and the "black dots" would be the back side of the instruments when applied. It was quite an innovation when first released. Reviews were mixed.

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April 4th, 2018, 6:01 pm #9

Frank,

If I recall correctly the dial faces are on the back side of the decal (I.e., the black dots).

HTH,

John
Oooo! My error!
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April 4th, 2018, 6:02 pm #10

So what look like "black dots" should have the instrument details printed on the side against the paper, which has the adhesive. In other words, the side that's "down" would show through the clear dial faces, and the "black dots" would be the back side of the instruments when applied. It was quite an innovation when first released. Reviews were mixed.

Rich
Thanks Rich. I'll re examiny my approach here.
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