Yellowed decals...what should I do?

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Yellowed decals...what should I do?

Joined: July 10th, 2011, 10:55 pm

March 29th, 2012, 11:46 pm #1

Hello,

I'm set on building the aircraft of Joseph Priller from 1940 (Hal Sr, I saw your excellent interpretation on the web, any suggestion?) and the decals I have are just a wee bit yellow. Is there anything I can do to fix this. Or will the solution fix this when they are applied?

Also, instructions call for RLM 65 with RLM 71 and RLM 02 mottling. Luft experts, is this correct? Also, are there any photos of his Bf-109E-3 from autumn of 1940?

Thanks in advance!

God bless and thanks, Vets.
Erik

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Joined: October 22nd, 2009, 11:44 pm

March 30th, 2012, 12:05 am #2

tape them to a window and let the sun bleach them. Best bet however, is to get a new decal sheet as the old ones will most likely yellow again after the decal is sealed. George
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 5:30 pm

March 30th, 2012, 12:08 am #3

Hello,

I'm set on building the aircraft of Joseph Priller from 1940 (Hal Sr, I saw your excellent interpretation on the web, any suggestion?) and the decals I have are just a wee bit yellow. Is there anything I can do to fix this. Or will the solution fix this when they are applied?

Also, instructions call for RLM 65 with RLM 71 and RLM 02 mottling. Luft experts, is this correct? Also, are there any photos of his Bf-109E-3 from autumn of 1940?

Thanks in advance!

God bless and thanks, Vets.
Erik

Live, fly, sail. In that order.
Leaving the yellowed-out decals under direct sunlight for a couple days has helped me with that problem before (but it was summer and I am in California, so your results may vary)... Also I think the trick is in the UV spectrum, so make sure you don't have tinted/filtered windows.
Deniz
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:48 am

March 30th, 2012, 12:14 am #4

Hello,

I'm set on building the aircraft of Joseph Priller from 1940 (Hal Sr, I saw your excellent interpretation on the web, any suggestion?) and the decals I have are just a wee bit yellow. Is there anything I can do to fix this. Or will the solution fix this when they are applied?

Also, instructions call for RLM 65 with RLM 71 and RLM 02 mottling. Luft experts, is this correct? Also, are there any photos of his Bf-109E-3 from autumn of 1940?

Thanks in advance!

God bless and thanks, Vets.
Erik

Live, fly, sail. In that order.
...a lot of Hasegawa's decals used to be printed that way, for no good reason that I ever heard. Aftermarket decals are the only cure I know of for that.
Just sayin'...

~Mr. BoxShaker
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Joined: April 26th, 2006, 10:40 pm

March 30th, 2012, 1:12 am #5

Hello,

I'm set on building the aircraft of Joseph Priller from 1940 (Hal Sr, I saw your excellent interpretation on the web, any suggestion?) and the decals I have are just a wee bit yellow. Is there anything I can do to fix this. Or will the solution fix this when they are applied?

Also, instructions call for RLM 65 with RLM 71 and RLM 02 mottling. Luft experts, is this correct? Also, are there any photos of his Bf-109E-3 from autumn of 1940?

Thanks in advance!

God bless and thanks, Vets.
Erik

Live, fly, sail. In that order.
Thanks,
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Joined: February 25th, 2009, 12:54 am

March 30th, 2012, 1:20 am #6

Hello,

I'm set on building the aircraft of Joseph Priller from 1940 (Hal Sr, I saw your excellent interpretation on the web, any suggestion?) and the decals I have are just a wee bit yellow. Is there anything I can do to fix this. Or will the solution fix this when they are applied?

Also, instructions call for RLM 65 with RLM 71 and RLM 02 mottling. Luft experts, is this correct? Also, are there any photos of his Bf-109E-3 from autumn of 1940?

Thanks in advance!

God bless and thanks, Vets.
Erik

Live, fly, sail. In that order.
that usually does the trick.

Later,

lee
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Joined: July 10th, 2011, 10:55 pm

March 30th, 2012, 1:26 am #7

...a lot of Hasegawa's decals used to be printed that way, for no good reason that I ever heard. Aftermarket decals are the only cure I know of for that.
Just sayin'...

~Mr. BoxShaker
God bless and thanks, Vets.
Erik

Live, fly, sail. In that order.
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March 30th, 2012, 1:27 am #8


Thanks,
Allan

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

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God bless and thanks, Vets.
Erik

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Joined: July 10th, 2011, 10:55 pm

March 30th, 2012, 1:34 am #9

Leaving the yellowed-out decals under direct sunlight for a couple days has helped me with that problem before (but it was summer and I am in California, so your results may vary)... Also I think the trick is in the UV spectrum, so make sure you don't have tinted/filtered windows.
Deniz
God bless and thanks, Vets.
Erik

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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:48 am

March 30th, 2012, 2:38 am #10


God bless and thanks, Vets.
Erik

Live, fly, sail. In that order.
I don't know what exact markings Priller's plane had. If it's just the national insignia that you need, I have the sheet from a Tamiya Bf 109 E-4/7 kit that I didn't use. Shoot me an email if you want it.
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