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- Feb 14, 2011
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Hi all ,
In this Step By Step I will take a close look at how to use Uschi van der Rosten's 'Knotless wood effect ' Decals .
Uschi van der Rosten has procduced some very nice Decal 'effects' as well as some really useful paint masks ,and also supply some other very handy modelling products .
Check out his site to find out where your nearest supplier is .... www.uschivdr.com
On with the show !
For this SBS I am using Eduards 1/48 scale Albatross D III , The wood decals are suitable for all scales from 1/72nd to 1/32nd So I chose a subject in the middle range .
Before we get to the decals the the aircraft needs painted and glossed to set the tone of the wood and ensure a good gloss suface on which to place the decals .
As the whole fuselage is going to be covered in decal I thought it would be best to first paint all the metal parts around the front of the fuselage rather than trying to mask up the decals later !
(Please note the tail fin is not fixed in place throughout this sbs ,its only set in place for the pics as it will be getting worked on too )
Here the fuselage was masked and the panels ,vents and inspection hatches are painted and coated with Klear / Future.
Those painted panels were then masked up ,the vents & hatches on the sides were masked with liquid mask .
Thanks for looking.