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  1. No, I just assumed that when you mentioned you'd bought the decals, they were for one of the 757s. I'm looking forward to what the V1 decals for "Book of Souls" are like. I have the Revell boxing of the kit that provides them in the box: Kev
  2. I didn't realise that Revell did a 757, and I can't find any information about it. Perhaps you're doing the "Book of Souls" 747 instead, Ron? Kev
  3. I've circled back to this one to start my window-filling experiments, and thought I'd post my progress. For this build, I decided to try a method I read about a long time ago, but have never actually tried before. The basic idea is to cut out the entire strip of windows, and replace them with solid styrene. That way, you're filling like with like, and should have no seam ghosting or issues with filler. That's the theory, anyway! I started by removing all the plastic between the window holes, to create long letterbox holes in the fuselage halves: I used a Dr
  4. What kit are you using them on, Ron? If it's the Minicraft kit, it doesn't have any window holes in the fuselage anyway. Kev
  5. Those figures really are beyond amazing. Kev
  6. Alex, below is a photo of a Hasegawa 1/48 Mustang that I built as a testbed for this very purpose: I used Alclad Airframe Aluminium on the fuselage, and Tamiya AS-12 on the wings and tailplanes. Both have been covered in at least one coat of clear gloss varnish, which lowered the contrast between them markedly, but still provides for a nice effect. Here's what it looked like before the gloss coat: HTH, Kev
  7. You can if they come in a long, self-supporting strip of some kind, but not if they're individual windows (though the latter is admittedly rare). But I don't like the way that looks, as you can generally see the outline of the window opening through the decal. And in the situation where there are no cheat colours, the window decals have to at least be exactly the same size (or larger), shape, and spacing as the kit openings, or the decals won't cover them. A thing that Airfix does is supply a small plastic punch, shaped to fit through the window holes. The idea is that, rather than
  8. OK, thanks Bert. I've just merged your old account into your new one. Kev
  9. I'll be experimenting with a number of approaches across my builds, just to ascertain the pros and cons of each; think of it as a vast, expensive, no-holds-barred scientific experiment to elevate modelling everywhere. Or not. Kev
  10. At this risk of market saturation, I'm continuing to launch more small-scale airliner builds, in preparation for having a series of them I can work on throughout the year, helping to smooth the way for a much more productive modelling year in 2021 than I've had in years. This one might be small scale, but Airfix's 1/144 Tristar still makes for quite a large model. The kit is quite old now, and the battered box on my copy has certainly seen better days! And just like with my concurrent Airfix Trident build, I'll be replacing the kit decals with a similar BA
  11. So, my airliner build series continues to expand, with this instalment featuring the old Airfix Trident kit in 1/144 scale: I've chose to replace the kit decals with a similar (but much higher quality) set from 26 Decals: These old Airfix airliner kits are generally not great, but sometimes they're the only game in town - or at least, the only affordable, easily-obtainable one. A lot of them come with separate cargo and passenger doors, but they're nearly always ill-fitting, so my first job was to glue them in place and attempt to sand them flu
  12. Nice! Looks a decent kit from the outside. Kev
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