Ok, Ok Omega it will be then, if I ever get round to it!
I was hoping that this update would be a good one but alas it is full of ……….
Not just once but twice!
First I tried again with the gloss coat, this is just not working and is being a right old pain in the butt! I persevered with one final thinned out coat but the result was disappointing, I think I should be able to get away with it once I finish off with a matt/semi gloss final coat. I just don't seem to be able to find a decent acrylic gloss coat, how hard can it be!
Second AAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! is a bit bigger. I sat down this afternoon to start on the decaling, the first sheet is just the main aircraft specific decals and is beautifully detailed and the decals look great. The second set is the stencils, all 156 of them! I paid a nice whack for them so am determined to use them all even if it takes the rest of the year and kills me! I decided to start on the underside and put down the roundel and serials, great start!
Have a look at decal number 6 on the diagram, points to a yellow square in the main landing gear door, simples
Now look at decal number six on the decal sheet (next to the cut out)
#6 is a lifting sign, it should be #13 I think, now look at 28 in the middle of the picture below and find it in the picture above, lastly 48 below doesn't correspond with 48 above. In fact pick any number below and see if it relates to above! It doesn't!
I checked the diagram for the upper and it seems to correspond well enough, so ill just see if I can complete the upper surface and see what is left over. I know model making is meant to be a challenge but at least give me half a chance! I did check to see if it was something simple like a missing digit ie #10 should be #110, but no. Off to send an email to Mr Hannant now and sign it Mr Grumpy of Nova Scotia!