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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #240 on: January 11, 2017, 01:54:11 pm »
It's how you pronounce them too.

Deckles (rhymes with Freckles) or Deeekals. I'm with the former. Used to call them stickers as a kid...somewhere in time and space I switched, probably when I started using aftermarket products like Super/Microscale etc.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #241 on: January 11, 2017, 05:01:36 pm »
Hey I'm going to try that setting the decals on the tray doing mutliple at a time. That way they aren't all swimming around in the water.  Good tip right there!

i just cut the pairs, trios, quartets, or bigger ones, prepare 10 numbers and move on from that. Dip in water and pull them out just after a few seconds, leaving just the water that comes on the decal to soak up the backing paper and release the decal, it won't move out of place until you move it with a toothpick or whatever you do it with. If it dries up, one drop of water and it's good to go. :thumbsup:

Ha!  Fantastic... I think I was always afraid of messing them up if I got them all wet and let them sit around too long... this is going to be nice and save time for sure.  This should be good because perhaps with the time saved I won't get "burned out" on doing the deckles by time I get to the tiny ones and therefore won't omit them.  I have attention and ADD problems so stuff like this helps a lot.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #242 on: January 11, 2017, 07:17:39 pm »
Decals.

That F-35 box art has made me want to buy that kit ever since I first saw it. And I might even have it buried downstairs  :banghead:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #243 on: January 12, 2017, 02:13:48 am »
When I started building again I said dee-cals initially and then deckles following ridicule from someone who became a good friend (and who went far too soon).

But transfers when I was a kid because thats what my dad called them.

Never stickers.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #244 on: January 12, 2017, 06:12:26 am »
Never stickers, if I do use the D word then it's deeeecals
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #245 on: January 12, 2017, 12:26:52 pm »
Ha!  Fantastic... I think I was always afraid of messing them up if I got them all wet and let them sit around too long... this is going to be nice and save time for sure.  This should be good because perhaps with the time saved I won't get "burned out" on doing the deckles by time I get to the tiny ones and therefore won't omit them.  I have attention and ADD problems so stuff like this helps a lot.

Don't forget that some decals can lose the glue that comes from the backing paper and after dry, they come off easily, so play it safe and use some decal setting solution. I normally skip the setting solution and apply Vallejo medium decal softener after the first 10 decals are in place so i don't forget any of them.

It's how you pronounce them too.

Deckles (rhymes with Freckles) or Deeekals. I'm with the former. Used to call them stickers as a kid...somewhere in time and space I switched, probably when I started using aftermarket products like Super/Microscale etc.

When I started building again I said dee-cals initially and then deckles following ridicule from someone who became a good friend (and who went far too soon).

But transfers when I was a kid because thats what my dad called them.

Never stickers.

Never stickers, if I do use the D word then it's deeeecals

No, never called them stickers... I think it's always been the "deecals" for me but i only use the written word, i never speak about modelling to anyone else besides the owner of my LHS, who's also Portuguese... but i guess i'd probably verbalize it as "deecals"...

Decals.

That F-35 box art has made me want to buy that kit ever since I first saw it. And I might even have it buried downstairs  :banghead:

Captain, it is a good looking box... and the kit is not bad at all, IMHO. It's the 2nd in my stash and i've been itching to build one but i wanna finish the Harrier before concentrating on anything else. I already have the Sufa and the Black Widow in line to be built after the Harrier is done.

Speaking of Harriers, one of the nose landing gear doors has disappeared from the box where i had it with the rest of the small parts... spent over one hour looking for it and it's nowhere to be found... have no clue of where it could be... or how i lost it in the first place!  :banghead:
Lucky thing is that the Airfix kit has both a set of closed doors and the open set i was using, so i'll use the closed set which, in fact, is the set i should've painted cause the nose LG doors are closed during taxy, takeoff and landing, and i want my Harrier in short take off configuration.
Rehearsal night, gotta go!

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #246 on: January 13, 2017, 06:47:13 am »
So, what do you call 'em in Portugese? :unsure:


I used to call them transfers, then, while I was out of the modelling scene, the vocabulary changed & they were decals when I came back.

My pronounciation's neither deckles (deklz) nor deekals (de-kalz), it's de'kalz. :-\
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #247 on: January 13, 2017, 02:08:18 pm »
So, what do you call 'em in Portugese? :unsure:


I used to call them transfers, then, while I was out of the modelling scene, the vocabulary changed & they were decals when I came back.

My pronounciation's neither deckles (deklz) nor deekals (de-kalz), it's de'kalz. :-\

I've written the word in a previous post but i should've clarified in that last post that i'd probably verbalize it as "deecals" if i was speaking to someone in English. ;)
The way you write "de'kalz", seems to me like it's the closest to the Portuguese word, decalques(plural). We read the letter "a" like in the word "car" or the name Karl, and there's no "ee" sound in the word... for English speaking folks, i think it sounds something like "D'kalkj"... hum... now, that's a cool name for a fighter... I wonder if it could be a Hebrew word?  ;D

Right now, i'm beat from work, just laying on the sofa, lazy as can be... tomorrow's gig day, soundchecks start at 2pm so that means i'll have the morning free for some modelling and will get some work done on the last bits of the Harrier.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #248 on: January 14, 2017, 03:45:14 am »
. for English speaking folks, i think it sounds something like "D'kalkj"... hum... now, that's a cool name for a fighter... I wonder if it could be a Hebrew word?  ;D


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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #249 on: January 14, 2017, 05:29:17 am »
. for English speaking folks, i think it sounds something like "D'kalkj"... hum... now, that's a cool name for a fighter... I wonder if it could be a Hebrew word?  ;D


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Sounds like a new enemy for Dr Who to face to me  ;D

I guess it sounds strange enough for that... ;D

Well, today i finally got the Harrier's ordnance and landing gear sprayed with the base colors, details will be brush painted later, maybe tomorrow as i'm not planning on getting too wild after tonight's gig. :angel:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #250 on: January 26, 2017, 11:29:07 am »
Well, i've been trying to choose what to build next, now that my bench is empty...  :o Although i've already cut off the wings of a Revell/Italeri F-22 to fit on Hasegawa's F-16I, the initial idea i had for this, is just not getting me excited enough to really get on with the build itself...
And the YF-23 is in a similar state, i've done some testing to see what i want the wings to look like and i'm not satisfied yet... And i'm still trying to decide if i should change something on this build as i have another 3 kits of this fighter in the stash and i've never even built a normal one OOB, which, i would like to do... I went through the same dilema with the F-16XL, although i've got enough kits in the stash, i just wanted to have a normal one first as it's one of my favorite planes ever... not sure yet but i'll probably end up doing the same with this one, build it OOB and leave the mods for a future build.
That said, i'm also considering some real world builds for this year, probably an Alpha jet and A-7P of the PoAF.
Modelling shows are another issue that i want to address in 2017, i didn't have the chance to go to any last year as life always got in the way and held me back so, this year i wanna get my revenge, i've been saving my holidays to have enough time, so i'm confident that i'll finally be able to do it.
But one thing is good, i always enjoy going through the stash, all those boxes get me feeling like a little kid choosing a toy in a store... ;D

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #251 on: January 27, 2017, 03:05:23 am »
Going through my stash frustrates me as I want to build them all, now.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #252 on: January 29, 2017, 09:13:32 am »
Going through my stash frustrates me as I want to build them all, now.

 ;D I know the feeling... i had a similar feeling when i was buying the kits i really want to build, although the wallet didn't agree, i wanted all off them at once, just to be sure i could just go down to the cave and build any of them, whenever i wanted to... :angel: that's when i realized that i already had more than i could handle for the next 10 years... :banghead:

So, i decided to keep on going with the 2 projects i had previously chosen and brought to the bench. Work had been started on the F-16 and some of the major cut and fit tests were done with the F-22's wings and the LERX area, so last night i opened up the second donor kit, an Italeri F-35A, and now i have a LOAN nozzle, and twin tails for the Viper... Also did some more cutting, this time on the horizontal stabs, to get a new shape...



Now, i've been using the UMP sanders for the first time and i'm hooked! Wet or dry, they're vey good indeed, although i've only used 2 of the 4 supplied in the goodie bag i won on one of the youtube live shows, there's a good range for most modelling needs in just these 4 sanders. They're cheap enough to give them a try, if you're not as lucky as i was...  :thumbsup:

And so i'm getting to spend the afternoon at the bench and further progress is being made right now on the F-16, so probably i'll have more to show later on today. Working on the tails and listening to Alien Ant Farm's Anthology... :mellow:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #253 on: January 29, 2017, 02:18:51 pm »
Well, said i'd do so more work and i did, and started work on the intake area with the Lonestar Resin Parts F-16DSI conversion set, and i have to say, fit is very good. I only glued the bump to the bottom fuselage and the intake exterior structure just snaps into place. :thumbsup:



I'll leave that without glue until the inside is painted and masked... Re pics of the Harrier, no time or will to do it today... :rolleyes:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #254 on: January 30, 2017, 06:21:41 pm »
Finally took some pics of the Harrier, and although the pics are better with my new camera, i definitely need more light, i'll just put one here as the rest will be in the build thread when i write the backstory, probably tomorrow.



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