Author Topic: Belize Defence Force Seahawk  (Read 4715 times)

Offline Volkodav

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Re: Belize Defence Force Seahawk
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2015, 07:43:52 PM »
What an absolute shame, you can clearly see how good it looked under the clear.  Love the Seahawk and this one was well on the way to looking great, hope you can save it.

Offline LemonJello

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Re: Belize Defence Force Seahawk
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2015, 08:56:00 PM »
Ouch. My condolences - you've suffered what I fear the most, a clear coat going "bad" for some reason.  All that work and "bam!" Murphy makes an appearance. 

Offline Weaver

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Re: Belize Defence Force Seahawk
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2015, 10:13:22 PM »
Cheers folks. On the upside, I have another one of these kits and I printed a full sheet of the Belize decals, so it should be possible to have another go at some point, and I'd definately do some things differently next time.
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: Belize Defence Force Seahawk
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2015, 08:54:42 PM »
Surely you should be able to lightly rub it back or strip the clear coat then repaint and decal?

Offline Weaver

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Re: Belize Defence Force Seahawk
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2015, 07:47:06 PM »
Surely you should be able to lightly rub it back or strip the clear coat then repaint and decal?

To do that effectively, I'd have to take all the stores and u/c off, and some of that is superglued, so the chance of breaking it is high. Easier to start again with the other kit to be honest: it's not like I had a specific plan for it anyway, and some of the nice bits (painted seat and canopy) will transfer across.
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Offline Weaver

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Re: Belize Defence Force Seahawk
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2015, 08:40:25 PM »
Here's what the cockpit and canopy look like on:







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Re: Belize Defence Force Seahawk
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2015, 02:45:05 AM »
Look good to me
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Offline ChernayaAkula

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Re: Belize Defence Force Seahawk
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2015, 05:20:39 AM »
Just a thought: apply another gloss coat on top of the 'dusty' dull coat? Might even things out again. *shrugs*
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Belize Defence Force Seahawk
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2015, 08:00:29 AM »
If it was me? I'd do something to the canopy to make it look crazed by the sun, sand/file the tyres to look flat, and present it as a gate guardian at a Belize AFB.  :-*
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