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PostPosted: Fri 25 Nov 2016 23:23 pm 
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Thanks, thing is now I'm having trouble finding the time for model making...

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Nov 2016 17:13 pm 
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Just a quick little update...
There's going to be a short pause in these builds, as I'm testing out a new primer, which I will use on this build, and the Saladin, if it checks out OK...

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PostPosted: Wed 07 Dec 2016 23:35 pm 
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No pictures, but I've got the first coat of paint on both models...

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Dec 2016 15:23 pm 
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Okay, a belated update...
Turns out, my experimental primer didn't work, and the paint wouldn't stay on the model. :oops: :fear:
So, it was a dunk in the oven cleaner, followed by re-priming with something that I know works, after a fashion. Then I became very busy, workwise, so was unable to start the repaint. However, now, I am temporarily OFF work, so I've finally had the time to start painting again. The first coat is on both models, and this time should stay put... :pray:

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Dec 2016 00:34 am 
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Good man. Your painting problems are also in my prayers :pray:

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Dec 2016 23:48 pm 
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A quick pre-Christmas update. The Ambulance hull is painted, as is the Mk3 APC turret. The Mk3 APC hull needs one more coat, the wheel hubs for both are painted, so the tyres on these need painting, then it's detailing and decaling, hopefully not too long after Christmas...

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Dec 2016 17:37 pm 
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Base painting finished at last! :heatwave:

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jan 2017 22:58 pm 
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Been some more progress with these, they're now ready for varnishing, decals and final assembly...

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jan 2017 18:13 pm 
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Both models now have a first coat of varnish, however, the Red Cross decals I was going to use for the Ambulance version won't fit, too big. Soo...I'm going to try making my own... :fear: :geek:
I've already drawn then up on the computer, and printed off a couple of test shots on plain paper. I've tried these on the model, and these do fit, so next step is to actually print some on decal paper...

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jan 2017 23:17 pm 
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Good luck with the decals :pray: I tried it recently and found if you print 4 to 8 copies of each decal it takes the pressure off a bit!

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb 2017 23:08 pm 
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Progress at last! The Mk.3 has it's decals on, so just needs varnishing, and the wheels putting on. I'm still working on the decals for the ambulance, got a few printing problems . . .

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Feb 2017 21:52 pm 
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The mark 3 Saracen is finished, here are some pictires . . .

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The ambulance is still waiting for some custom decals, which will be done once the decal paper arrives.


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PostPosted: Tue 21 Feb 2017 22:51 pm 
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Very neat work :clap:

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Feb 2017 23:23 pm 
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Thanks . . .

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Mar 2017 23:37 pm 
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Okay . . . Only the Ambulance left to go, I've made the decals and applied them. I used the white decal paper from Crafty Computer Paper :-

https://www.craftycomputerpaper.co.uk/d ... per-p11245

This paper works well. The backing paper releases *very* quickly, and the decal itself reacts very well to Microset and Microsol. Perhaps too well . . . looking at the decal on the rear of the model, which has a lot of relief moulded into it, you can see that while the decal has shrunk down well on to the detail, it has shrunk at the edges somewhat, and the surface with the colour on has cracked. On the sides of the model, where the the relief is less severe, the decals have settled down really well, likewise on the radiator grille. I think Microsol is too strong for this particular decal paper . . . I did think of replacing the large decal, but to be honest, I've spent enough time on this model, now . . . :juggle:

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Mar 2017 17:02 pm 
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And . . . we're done! :heatwave: :blob:

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NOTE :- Click on the images to see them at full size . . .


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Neat job! I like it!

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Mar 2017 23:07 pm 
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Thanks . . .

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Well done Robin, I like them both :clap: and now you know "what's decals"! :D

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Mar 2017 12:24 pm 
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Thanks . . . regarding the 'decals' thing, that's a reference to the word. As a kid, I always called them 'transfers', then upon returning to the hobby, to find they'd been renamed 'decals' took a bit of getting used to . . .

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