Aichi M6A1-K Nanzan 1/72 - Tamiya

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  1. copcheck

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    First addition in awhile and my first Tamiya kit.

    Overall I enjoyed the kit and the quality seemed very good, however I was not impressed with the fit of the canopy and could not figure out how to get it to fit properly.

    Also, I was disappointed that the tail decal clouded up on me and the left wing had a bit of silvering even though I used Klear prior to setting the decals.

    This was also my first attempt at painting decals and placing them on the canopy rather than paint. Overall I like the outcome although my lines are thicker than they should be and I need to figure out how to get the finish coat to match the plane finish coat which is satin.

    Cheers,

    Jon
     

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    Apart from the small issues, turned out pretty good, Jon.
     
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    Can you explain that one for me? "Painting decals... on the canopy" I'm not sure what you mean.
     
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    Thank you all.

    Matt,

    I used some left over clear decal film and painted it the color of the fuselage and then once dry I cut it into small strips and dipped it in Klear to adhere to the canopy. ONce I got the lines on I dipped the entire canopy again. I'm trying to figure out the best method (for me) to get accurate and clean lines on my canopy frames. I know many people mask, while others freehand with a brush; I've tried both and felt it was time to give this method a try.
     
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    Interesting. Never heard of that one. Thanks! :thumbup:
     
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    Well done!
     
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    Good work Jon!
     
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    Looks great.
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