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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

November 3, 2019

I want this

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:47 am
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Hi. I am David and I am a decalholic. (crowd:”Hi, David”)

If you haven’t ever used any Starfighter decals, I recommend them.

Here is the latest, and I want it bad.


June 5, 2019

MiG-17 decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:00 pm
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Hi, I David and I’m a decalaholic. {Hi David}.  One of my favorite aircraft is the MiG-17.  Airfix made my year when they announced a new kit coming out.  I already have tons of MiG-17 decals, but I can always buy more.  Apparently Xtradecals knows this.  They’ve announced a new sheet, and it will be a must have.

May 8, 2019

Upgraded PBY-5 kit?

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:59 pm
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Well, I’d like to know more.  Apparently the kit is the Academy one, with new decals.  Not sure what other extras are in the “upgrade” but curious to find out.

February 16, 2019

Hurricane stencils

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:57 am
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I noticed these at Hannants.  I might have to pick them up.  Yes, I am sick.

January 30, 2019

Ki-51 decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:28 pm
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New Ki-51 decals.  I have a soft spot in my heart for the Sonia.

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