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Welsh Models 1/144 BAe Jetstream

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Re: Welsh Models 1/144 BAe Jetstream

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So the decals supplied for the big red 'cheatline' were absolute pants...to put it mildly. They were way, way too translucent to hide the demarkation between the white and the grey, so I had to have a ponder...

I applied the decals to a wide strip of masking tape and used them as templates, to cut my own masks.

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It tok 3 coats of red to hide that line from the naked eye...although (mutermuttermutter) the camera refused to let it go! :P

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I know...the Modelling Gods decided to have a giggle at my expense;

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Some touching up to do.
Then the aforementions gods relented and I discovered that a standard paper punch provided exactly theright-sized hole for my white roundel background...

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Cooking on Gas...as we used to say, back in school.

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Re: Welsh Models 1/144 BAe Jetstream

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Someone asked about the supplied photoetch...here it is;

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The rest of the decalling went without a problem and my only real hassle was the painting of those propeller tips.
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Welsh Models 1/144 BAe Jetstream T.Mk.1,6 FTS, RAF Finningly, 1980s

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Re: Welsh Models 1/144 BAe Jetstream

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Very smart looking Jetstream. Got a thing for red bits and bobs on aircraft, although it can be a bugger of a colour to paint.

Welsh really need to look at the opacity or lack thereof with their recent decals. On the surface, the decal sheet looks very nicely printed but, as I found when Peter an I were trying to get those Beaufort decals professionally printed, translucency with white and lighter colours can be a real problem. More often than not, it becomes really evident when the decal spans over two sharply contrasting paint colours, the most extreme of course being black and white. The usual way a manufacturer deal with it is to lay down multiple base layers of white before applying the colour. It can then be tested by applying it over an alternating black-and-white surface.

Surprised this seems to have been ignored in the Welsh Models' case. :(
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