Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2

I put the decals on the model tonight using a mixture of the kit supplied decals and ones by HaHen;

The kit decals include all the stencilling as HaHen only supply the codes, crosses and unit badges, another thing to note is that the decals all printed together and you have to cut each one out. This has led to noticeable edges to the decals and I’m hoping a coat of clear varnish will hide them;

Unfortunately paint has crept under the masking tape on the cabin glazing and will need careful cleaning plus the paint went on too dry in places leaving a rough finish so interest in this project may end here. Unless the gloss varnish smooths it out (which I highly doubt) then the model will need to be sanded down and resprayed, this will mean sourcing another decal sheet of a kit that has been out of production for years. The other alternative is to just use the HaHen decals and not bother with all the stencilling.

It’s my own fault as I should have sanded and resprayed before going any further but I took a gamble and lost although if I do respray it I will not be using acrylics as the drying time is too quick hence the rough finish. Anyway I’ll see how it looks after the clear coat and make a decision on its future.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 48 years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

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