K2Pete Posted January 5 Share Posted January 5 Over these past Christmas holidays, I selected this kit from my small stash and wanted to just build it, right outta the box, no mods, no corrections ... just build 'er for the pure FUN of it! I won this kit in my 1st Group Build here on ARC 12 or 14 years ago. I bought the improved decals from Tango Papa about 10 years ago ... so-o-o this should be a quick build! I had never even taken the sprues out of the cellophane packaging before ... and there's the Mercury Redstone, Mercury Atlas, Gemini Titan, Saturn 1B and Saturn V. I'm curious to see how tall the Saturn V is ... The kit's sparse decals are top centre and Tango Papa's are the two sheets. Looks like everything I'll need! Once I map them out, I may not need to do much masking and painting ... These are going together really quickly ... and the fit of these parts is very, very nice! Bearing in mind what I'm accustomed to building and their poor fit plus the small size of these bits Nice fit! And they're already glued up! And this 1/200 Saturn V is surprisingly tall! ... but there's always some kind of roadblock isn't there ? These Decals are ALPS printed ... and reading the instructions from TP, I sprayed 'em with Krylon Clear as I always do with my Inkjet decals an-n-n-d, this happened. That warpage and buckling occurred. Do ALPS decals not need to be sealed? Did I damage these Decals? I contacted Tango Papa, who got bought out last year, and they were of no help at all ... I haven't tried applying one yet, yes there are extras, but I don't wanna waste 'em in case I ruin one when applying 'em to the models ... Any advice you ALPS users can provide would be most appreciated! thanx for taking a peek! Pete Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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