Bringing back to life a Matchbox 1/72 Supermarine Walrus
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|Andrew Belsey 2||11/10/2017 20:18:36|
1792 forum posts
Looking fantastic Richard. No sign of the problems you had with the decals, so very well recovered.
|John Ballard||11/10/2017 20:38:04|
3398 forum posts
Very nice job sir. Just as we have come to expect from your aircraft builds. Very impressive.
|Steve Jones 12||11/10/2017 20:54:45|
3333 forum posts
Feeling your pain.The decals I had for the mini tigger disintegrated in the water. Is it because they are old decals? Do these things have "sell by dates"?. I was wondering if people who keep models in their stash for many years, that they too have this problem when they get round to making them
Terrific work on the build and a great save with the decals
|Andy Claesens||11/10/2017 22:34:58|
10916 forum posts
Richard, that is looking outstanding!
Lovely job on a real oldie.
Steve, I think it depends on the quality of the original decals. I've had some 30+years old that haveyellowed or looked fine and disolved in front of my eyes and others of similar age that have gone on beautifully.
|David Hewkin||11/10/2017 23:08:54|
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Richard, this is outstanding. My very first airfix kit (many moons ago) was the Walrus and I have a special affection for it.
Needless to say your version is far superior to my clumsy efforts back then, and I'm pretty certain its superior to anything I could do now too.
Glad you rescued the decals, certainly cannot tell they were an issue.
11368 forum posts
Looking very nice Richard - can't tell from here that you had a decal problem
|Fernando Nijhuis||12/10/2017 17:13:31|
538 forum posts
Looking very good, great save on the decals, can’t see it too.
1409 forum posts
Hi Richard, exceptional modelling turning this 'classic' seventies Matchbox kit into this beautiful model!
|Richard Foenander||13/10/2017 11:34:31|
3573 forum posts
Oh Wow! What a reception...thanks guys, starting with John, Jim, Peter, Scottie, Andrew, John B, Steve, Andy, David, Simon, Fernando and Dirk.
John, if it wasn't for the references I'd still be scratching my head around it.
Jim, this plane is practically a Swiss cheese with the amount of drilling and all by hand. The drill bit I was referring to are burrs and it's 0.5. Thanks Sophie says hi.
Peter, I'm thinking there wasn't enough decalling film on the last run creating the split. Ya just a hinge and a lock...amazing. Pet hairs are bad for my sinuses.
Scottie, for a moment I nearly panicked.
Andrew, look closely and you will see hairline cracks.
John B, you're very kind and nice to hear from you.
Steve, ya panic attack nearly set in but approached it like building bricks one at a time.
Andy, oldie moldy and thanks for the explanation.
David, glad you like it and rekindled fond memories. You'll see the not too good results in the next batch of photos.
Simon, you'll see them in the next photos. The decals were pretty stiff and couldn't settle down much.
Fernando, haha you wait and you'll see.
Dirk, can't believe this kti is forty over years old.
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