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Well, she's done. Ever had a model that had a cascade of errors?

I finally got the rigging on and it was relatively easily, but not before splattering a few drops of CA glue against the right side of the fuselage. So I had to do a few touch ups again... which resulted in a bit of the masked gold parts to be a little less crisp. Oh well. But then the coup de grace was that I just HAD to add some light panel washing, didn't i?! Not only did it not work well, it wouldn't wash off and then, it started to take the red paint with it.

So, back to the drawing board and ANOTHER coat of red paint on the left wing tip... which didn't really work because the dark shadows still show through. And to make matters worse, an errant bit of masking tape ripped the round decal off the side!

Luckily with a bit of warm water and some persuasion I was able to get the backwards decal bit off the masking tape, piece it together carefully and get it back in position... with only a few cracks. <sigh>

I'm almost scared to give it another dose of Future to seal on the decals. What ELSE could happen?!

Plane Spotting / Re: Spotting in America
« Last post by Soup Dragoon on Today at 07:25:31 pm »
More from El Paso...

A spooky Twotter (with lumps)

RSingaporeAF Chinook and a USMC Osprey

US Customs Super-Huey'ed UH-1N

Departing Austin I saw this too...
Interesting.  Looking forward to the rest.   F27 doesn't get enough model time IMHO.   :thumbsup:
That is one cool looking mofo!  :thumbsup:
Aircraft / Re: DH121 with tail plane below center engine
« Last post by The Rat on Today at 06:44:50 pm »
As we used to say in the regiment; that's the feline's buttocks! (Phrase cleaned up for public consumption  ;D)
Aircraft / Re: French T-6 Dive Bomber
« Last post by The Rat on Today at 06:42:16 pm »
Go NZ, not many Kiwi builds about. :thumbsup:

Yeah, I'm leaning that way.
Aircraft / Re: French T-6 Dive Bomber
« Last post by Old Wombat on Today at 05:43:18 pm »
Go NZ, not many Kiwi builds about. :thumbsup:
Me too! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Aircraft / Re: Finished for the year!
« Last post by Old Wombat on Today at 05:41:12 pm »
A big collection of impressive builds! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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