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About wdw

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  • Birthday 09/14/1949

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    I build only 1/72nd scale - I have no room for anything bigger . . . .
  1. wdw


    Sorry, I can't help you. I have been very involved in the hobby for many years and I have never heard of this product.
  2. Yes. Vallejo Acrylic/Polyurethane Varnish. The matt varnish is my go-to product for a flat finish. Here is a link to show the bottle. I know nothing about the store, just showing the picture. (https://www.sunwardhobbies.ca/matt-varnish-premium-airbrush-colour-vallejo-62062-60ml/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpJmN-va93gIVgr9kCh3zlAXTEAQYCCABEgI6GvD_BwE A few of my colleagues here use it too with great success. Just thin it with regular Vallejo Airbrush Thinner.
  3. I'd go with Saturday. Some aircraft only fly in on Friday so not all the exhibits are there all day and not all the flying performances take place. It is a short day, and the evening show, while worth seeing once sometime, is not as spectacular as I had envisaged it would be. So if you have a choice, go on Saturday.
  4. Rather than filling it in, I'd make a replacement piece out of the appropriate thickness styrene sheet. W
  5. I used laser printed decals several years ago and they worked just fine. And I bought this laser decal paper from my LHS so I would assume they work. I haven't applied these particular decals yet but I sure hope they work. If not, I'm back to square one.
  6. Thanks again. A friend of my wife had access to a laser printer at her office and so now I have a set of beautiful decals. What a relief. But the failure of the inkjet solution still frustrates me . . . Happy modelling to all.
  7. Thanks for the responses. Firstly to Neptune48 . . absolutely no offense taken. Yes, the paper is definitely ink jet paper. Following the suggestions I have received, I have now tried: 2 additional printers. The object prints well on paper but not on the decal film. brand new "Testors" ink jet decal paper "Expert Choice" ink jet decal paper lightly scuffing the gloss decal film with fine sandpaper before printing, pre-coating the decal film with a light clear coat. . . . none of which has helped. Just give you some context,
  8. Using a new sheet of Testors clear decal film, I tried to print a custom decal using my HP inkjet printer. However, the ink beads up within seconds of the decal paper coming out of the printer rendering the image useless. I have tried various print settings in vein. Any suggestions?
  9. Oh . . . I just saw the posting above saying that this thread is obsolete. Sorry to have replied . . .
  10. I might well have bought something but I couldn't find the product. I tried clicking around the link site for a while but gave up. Also, I don't want to register for what would be a one-off purchase and then be plagued by ongoing marketing emails. If there was a simpler way to place an order, maybe more folks would do so.
  11. I suggest the UMM range of punch and die sets at https://umm-usa.com/onlinestore/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=punch&x=7&y=8. I am very happy with my mini-set: http://umm-usa.com/onlinestore/product_info.php?products_id=1320.
  12. I agree with Pete. Maybe you should test a couple that you don't intend to use from the sheet.
  13. A quick search on Google shows that MRAD stands for "Milliradian". It all too complicated for me but has to do with range finding measurements.
  14. Our Cdn $ is indeed severely down in terms of the US $, but not so much other world currencies. Check out the mail order companies elsewhere in the world (Hannants, for example) and you may well find savings.
  15. Sounds like you are well on your way to a happy modelling hobby. The best products and ratios and mixes and air pressure and types of hardware, etc. etc. are the ones that work for you. All modellers have their favorites, so find what works for you and you will have many rewarding hours of modeling. If you pay too much attention to what works for everyone else, it will drive you crazy . . . Having said that, if you run into a problem that stumps you, this is a great place to get some help. Just one thing though, I suggest you apply the decals before putting a wash into your panel lines.
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