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When the paint was dry all masking tape, apart from that on the clear parts, was removed. I gave the model my usual 2 coats of hand brushed Klear (Future in the US). (See my article HERE). I then applied the kit decals, as described HERE..

I have, in the past, had a little trouble getting decals from Japanese manufactures to “snuggle” down. I had read somewhere that for decals from these producers the thing to use was Gunze Sangyo Mr Mark Setter and Mr Mark Softer. I have been using them for a while now and they work. In fact although they are designed to be used in the same manner as Micro Set and Sol, I have never needed the Setter. In fact this seems to be too strong? No worries though, as the Softer does the job on it’s own. It is actually white, not clear but this is not a problem.

There were no problems applying the decals, I just had to be careful to make sure the codes and roundels were in the correct places, so that the black stripes could also be correctly placed. I’m really talking about the fuselage here but everything turned out well. Although the port side stripe that has the cut out for the roundel did put up a fight. It would have been easier to have cut it through the narrow piece and apply it as two separate pieces. I don’t normally cut away the carrier film on decals, apart from where the decal has to fit on something like the tail, or rudder. Where the least amount of overlapping material the better. I did however cut the film away from all the stripes.
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About Mal Mayfield (Holdfast)

Hi, my name is Mal Mayfield and I have been modelling seriously for about 25 years. My main interest is 1/48 scale second world war. I build all types and all combatants. I have built 1/35 scale "targets" and 1/72 scale modern aircraft, plus a couple of cars. I have also dabbled with figure painting...


Thanks guys, I enjoyed doing it. Watch out for "Storm Bringers" as this article isn't complete without it. You will be amazed at how much I can write about 8 little plastic rockets :-) Mal
JAN 31, 2005 - 09:34 AM
Nice job buddy! Almost as nice as my Typhoon!
JAN 31, 2005 - 10:14 AM
Yep you're right almost as nice, er what no invasion stripes? Mal
FEB 01, 2005 - 08:24 AM
Nope, mine has the ID stripes under the wings, before D-Day. I'd say 1943ish... I've got my bombs to paint (because everyone should know RCAF Typhies never carrier rockets) and some touch ups to make, but for that I need a new paintbrush, the one I normally use is KIA...
FEB 01, 2005 - 12:36 PM
That Typhoon is well cool! You should do a dio for it! the article also very good! cheers Philip
FEB 02, 2005 - 10:30 AM
Great article mal, realy good job, clear and that plane's a nice one! Ollie, must agree, thats a nice typhoon! Frank
FEB 02, 2005 - 10:49 AM
You know what's the best part of that Typhoon Frank? It's going to be RCAF!
FEB 02, 2005 - 01:10 PM
Thanks Philip, I gave up on dioramas, they take far to much time I would never get any models built :-) I have been thinking of doing a few bases, for photographic purposes. I will actually be doing a small dio when I complete my N1K1 Kyofu float plane. I think that float planes should be shown on water, as land planes are shown on the ground. This will be fun because it will be the first time I have tried depicting water. I'm thinking a ground crewman or maybe a "sloppo" sitting on the wing and fishing :-) Mal
FEB 03, 2005 - 08:03 AM
Mal, Great article of one of my favorite aircraft. It is especially apt as I am currently researching RAF tactical air power of the period. A wonderful subjects. Great work Ross
FEB 04, 2005 - 12:17 AM
Thanks Ross. Mal
FEB 05, 2005 - 08:26 AM