Another "Shelf of Doomer" finished the VH-CAO "OOPS" moment

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Another "Shelf of Doomer" finished the VH-CAO "OOPS" moment

Postby wally » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:29 pm

4 years on the shelf of doom, I used more sheets of decal paper in a trial and error process of getting the shapes right... I never succeeded, I pulled this off the shelf of doom a few days ago, burned another 3 sheets of decal paper then said enough is enough, this is good as it is going to be.. at least it is finished. 1/72 Airfix modified.

Pictured in model form is the Department of Civil Aviation HS125 flown by 2 examiners of airmen about to land wheels up at Avalon on 24JAN1967

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Re: Another "Shelf of Doomer" finished the VH-CAO "OOPS" mom

Postby enfield38 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:37 pm

Airfix have this on the re-release schedule for 2019. Nice job Wally, as a boy I remember their Dak and Friendship flying out of Essendon.
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Re: Another "Shelf of Doomer" finished the VH-CAO "OOPS" mom

Postby _BlackHawk_ » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:53 pm

Cool. I actually just saw the picture dad took of this aircraft at the Year of the Moth celebration. Not sure why you guys in airliners persist with decals for cheat lines and fuselage stripes, with the new masking tapes out on the market, it makes masking those things easy.
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Re: Another "Shelf of Doomer" finished the VH-CAO "OOPS" mom

Postby wally » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:11 pm

_BlackHawk_ wrote:Cool. I actually just saw the picture dad took of this aircraft at the Year of the Moth celebration. Not sure why you guys in airliners persist with decals for cheat lines and fuselage stripes, with the new masking tapes out on the market, it makes masking those things easy.

Fine paint ridge lines built up at the edge of tape are a bugger also if you are trying to get a white registration without using a white decal it is what you have to do
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Re: Another "Shelf of Doomer" finished the VH-CAO "OOPS" mom

Postby _BlackHawk_ » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:51 pm

Ridge lines, nah, not if you use matt paint and light coats with the airbrush. I've just done a checker nose and full invasion stripes on a mustang without any ridges and if you do get a small hint of one, a hot gloss coat will cure that.
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Re: Another "Shelf of Doomer" finished the VH-CAO "OOPS" mom

Postby bell209 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:53 pm

Looks pretty good to me, Wal!
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