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  1. Carl I have seen both Slightly shinny satin with modern versions or those in museums, but those in service I'm not sure about (I assume they would be mat with just heavy use areas slightly shinny) OC.
  2. Thank you kindly Denis, It has been a Huge learning curve for me as its the first (proper) attempt at building a half decent plane kit, the construction stage never was a real issue as the parts can be wiggled about and glued/filed/sanded where needed, it was the large area painting that has been the trouble, that and mixing paint/top coat layers, and also not having as much control with rattle cans. Will I learn for the next build or one after that - "probably not" as I have to use what I have and am limited by my enviroment. Still its all fun. OC.
  3. Thank you Denis, not bad considering this was the original Spit I had binned in the "naughty cupboard" OC.
  4. Thats a good recovery mate (glad im not the only one with model gremlins) OC.
  5. Good day all, I reached a milestone today after doing a bit more touch up and weathering around the region of the damaged decals - Mossie has her wings attached. Just a few more decals to be put on the one stab, then in a couple of days time I will do a mist coat over the troubled decal area, then followed up by a couple more layers. OC.
  6. Thanks mate, just my logic - cover up the blemishes with blemishes - just intentional ones. OC.
  7. So after doing some internet bashing on the subject (not fly flishing🙃) later I will do a bit of shading using my pencil along some of the detail lines, then I will go over picking up the high spots with either a dull alum or white dry brush, as around the region where the dameged decals, there is a fuselage locker and the strenthening rib, the same needs to be done to the other stab where had to give it a re - paint. OC.
  8. Not far wrong there Dan, tell you what this section has really taken off. OC.
  9. Just me digging my teeth in and refusing to let it beat me, but thank you kindly for saying that. OC.
  10. Tamiya surface primer applied and dry, ready for masking for the camo. OC.
  11. Here are a couple of pre top coat pics to show the affect after I have wet and dried over the decals gentley on both sides. OC.
  12. Loving that paintwork "Boy do I remember a similar colour - BR Red to be exact" when I painted that slepper carriage I told you about. OC.
  13. Really nice work mate looking perfect with those stripes/bands. OC.
  14. The Tamiya versions Challenger 1 and 2 are both Brilliant kits, well worth internal and super detailing Accurate Armour do some Fabulous Resin and PE update sets. OC.
  15. Just a small update fellow followers following freely forever figuring forensic feactures, so I played with the damaged decals, I decided to weather them to give them a worn look, I did this by gently sanding with very fine watered wet and dry, I did this both sides to keep a uniform look. Pics later after I have done a few light top coats. OC.

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