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August 4, 2021

I clearly need help

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:09 pm
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Hi, I’m David and I am a decalholic.  I have easily over 500 aftermarket decal sheets.  I have more than I will ever build in a lifetime.  (PS, I turn 60 tomorrow and this has brought that fact ever closer to home for me.)  Yet, I can’t resist them, and here are a few that have caught my eye.

A great manufacture of decals, Furball, is doing a sheet of FM-2s.

One of my favorite manufacturers, Starfighter, (Hi Mark) is doing a new P-40 sheet.

Finally, just because it is cool.

Help me.  I am David and I am a decalholic. (Hi, David).

November 10, 2020

MiG-17 decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:20 pm
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Ohhh.  More MiG-17 decals.  I have not heard of Model Maker decals before.

October 24, 2020


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:39 pm
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I am David and I have a decal problem.

July 26, 2020

P-38 decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:13 pm
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July 16, 2020


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:03 pm
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I like the RA-5C.  These decals look nice.

May 4, 2020

I need more decals….

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:12 pm
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like I need a hole in my head.

But, I like these,

and these,

and these, too.

Yes, I admit it.  I need help.

May 1, 2020

Su-25 decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:48 pm
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I like Su-25s and I like decals.  Combine the two.  What is not to like?

March 27, 2020

Oh baby!

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:55 pm
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This decal sheet was meant to go straight into my veins. (h/t to Jim Bates for the pointer)

January 6, 2020

Another decal sheet

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:40 pm
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I need another decal sheet like I need a hole in my head.  Yet, I think I’m going to have to pick this one up.  I am a sucker for P-51s in ANG markings and in smaller air forces markings.

January 2, 2020

Thankless modeling tasks

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:27 pm
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The thing I hate most in aircraft modeling is masking canopies.  Thankfully, technological development has eliminated that hassle, due to pre-cut canopy masks.  One of the other real pains in the but when modeling is dealing with long thin decals, such as stripes or lines.  Their tendency to fold and kink and misbehave is endlessly frustrating.  However, you can’t always avoid subjects with such markings.  In those cases, my preferred solution is to cut the decal and ally it in sections.  This isn’t ideal as you then have the challenge to matching and mating the sections back together on the model.  However, it is still better than other alternatives.  I am dealing with this challenge on the Ohka.  I started applying the stripes last night.  Hopefully I’ll get the entire stripe on soon.

Decal stripes

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