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Derek Moss

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  1. Does anyone know whether JPS Modell (Jens Popp) paints are still available and if so, where can they be bought? I am looking for some colors for Mirage 2000's. Thanks, Derek
  2. Looks terrific! Waiting to see it with the decals on! Derek
  3. It took much longer than I expected but the last bits are finally done and I can declare this build complete! Derek
  4. I have just completed a 1/32nd Revell Hawk for the colorful aircraft G/B with markings for a black demonstration aircraft. There is a HUGE roundel decal covering the bottom of the aircraft and the entire fin is covered by a large decal too. I have had bad experience with Future (not enough time to position the decal) and plain water (puddles up on the kit surface) so I tried adding a few drops of washing up liquid to the water and voila, a perfect thin layer of water and enough time to move the decal into position. I used Gunze setting solution and it worked perfectly. Pictures in the Group Build section.
  5. The easiest way around all this is to simply include the actual shipping rates in the item description (I ship from Israel and usually quote 4 prices: USA, Europe, Australia, South America) and add a note to the bidders to ignore eBays standard shipping as it appears in the listing under the "Payment and Shipping" tab.
  6. Thanks to all of you! The MM table was a great help Stefan, I settled for kit 09632 in the end. Derek
  7. I have just acquired a set of 1/48th decals for the "Blue Angels" F-4J and am looking for a Hasegawa kit to go with it. There are plenty available but I'm getting lost in the multitude of different boxings! Any recommendations on which is preferable (newer moulding, engraved panel lines etc)? Derek
  8. Almost there! All the decals but one for the canopy are on (including the multitude of stencils). I still have to complete the canopy ( rear view mirrors), add the u/c, the gear doors and a few other small details and some touching up and that's it. I hope to have it completed over the week-end. Meanwhile here are some photos showing the stencils and the large underside decal.
  9. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! I only hope mine will turn out nearly as good when the time comes! Derek
  10. I don't usually build THAT big (no storage space) but I have been waiting for an excuse to start a 1/32nd WWI kit so I'll be up for this I think. Derek
  11. They also ship paint separately (at least here to Israel they do, don't know about the USA). The only thing is they seem to restock at fairly long intervals so if an item is marked "available" and not "in stock" check with them (phone or e-mail) when it will actually be in stock again if you are in any hurry. Derek
  12. The decals on the canopy went on OK in the end. I used a dish of plain water with a drop or two of washing up liquid in it and wet the area where the decal was to go with that. Did the same for the decals on the wings and fuselage. They are BIG and need something to help move them around to get them in the right place. I used Gunze's Mr Mark Softer afterwards to get them to snuggle down and it worked very well.
  13. THE END IS NIGH!! THE END IS NIGH!! I finally managed to move ahead a bit. Got the overall painting finished and have started on the decalling. The first job was the explosive cord decal for the canopy. I decided to try to apply it to the inside of the canopy hoping that this would better simulate the "bonded into the glass" look. On the first attempt I managed the rear part but with my fumble=fingers I totally ruined the forward section. Fortunately in response to a plea on ARC Guy (geedubelyer) came to the rescue with a replacement. Taking a lot more care I actually managed to get the decal on. I leave you to decide whether the desired effect was achieved or not. Since then I have added the main, large decals on the wing tips, the sides of the fuselage and the fin. Still the underside and all the stencilling to go plus all the final details and touch-up.
  14. You can also try Three Stars decals. These are produced privately by a retired Colonel (?) in the Greek A/F who lives in Crete. He has a collection of pretty exotic markings too. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=el&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.threestarsdecals.com%2F Derek
  15. After a bit of a break I finally got down to starting the painting. Got about 2/3 through (I need at least one more coat of paint to get a reasonable overall gloss) when guess what? - I ran out of paint!! The spare bottle I thought I had was just that - a spare bottle but no paint in it. So it will be a bit before I get some in again. Meanwhile this is what it looks like so far (the blue on the wingtip is some light reflection or other).
  16. I am in the middle of a build of the 1/32 Revell Hawk and got to the stage of putting the explosive cord decals on the inside of the canopy. The rear one went on perfectly and then - disaster. I completely ruined the forward one!! Does anyone have this part of the decal sheet he is willing to part with? It will be a life saver. Derek <br>
  17. I am in the middle of a build of the 1/32 Revell Hawk and got to the stage of putting the explosive cord decals on the inside of the canopy. The rear one went on perfectly and then - disaster. I completely ruined the forward one!! Does anyone have this part of the decal sheet he is willing to part with? It will be a life saver. Derek
  18. Thanks to you both. I'll wait for your reply Grobber before looking to Japan. Derek
  19. L/F Aero Master AMD 48574 decal sheet for the British Phantom GRI/II/<br>Anyone??<br><br>Regards<br><br>Derek<br>
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