I really wanted to keep the checkered front as I managed to rescue it and I think it looks great. After that I really don't care. Reading a couple of build logs it seems many people just spray the stripes underneath as the decals are not good enough.
I was sick seeing these oop as these should be better quality than the tamiya.
Gary in wicklow model shop said he will get me another set of the tamiya decals if I want. I will just use them for the markings etc if I decide to go that way.
Open to any suggestions really and thanks for the offering.
Lego wrote:Was hoping to do a good build for ISM after all the great tips you guys have given me and well just wanted to do this better.
Well there's absolutely nothing wrong with the build! She's a beauty! Very nicely constructed and very neat modeling skills. The NMF looks flawless too! The only thing that let you down were the decals and that's not your fault… it could have happened Mig himself! Great to see Stephen has come to the rescue with some replacement decals so now you'll be able to dress this girl up to do your build justice.
So I ripped the decals off and painted the D-Day stripes, I now know that is the way to go in future.
The microsol etc.. left a stain on the bare metal finish that I could not get rid of without sanding and repainting but I don't have enough alclad to do that. So hopefully decals will cover over most of it I had to spray tamiya on the drop tank but I don't mind.
I am really proud of this model because it is by far the best work I have produced in my three years hobbying . I could only do it with all the help you have provided me, thanks.
The kit is fantastic to build with practically no filling at all. The decals I shall not mention as I will end this build on a high note and I will let the photos talk for themselves.
Well done Lego, she's a beauty and you're very right to be proud of your work. I think you have a prize winner on your hands!
Keep it up!
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