I am almost there adding all the decals.
All the Me 109 decals have been added and went surprising well. The pitot tube was replaced with one in the spare box. I told my son about the camouflage not been realistic for the time period, but my son did not mind.
I forgot to file the bottom of the cockpit armour plate before glueing it. You can see it.
The decals on the Stuka have been added. I still need to paint the 37mm cannons to finish it for my brother’s birthday next week.
What about the decals for the FW 190?
I got a reply from Revell in Germany. They are not available anymore which is not surprising.
I was tempted to buy another FW 190 on Amazon.ca but only for the decals since the decals which are available online are in my own humble opinion overpriced.
Amazon.ca had two good deals, but when I took a look at my stash, I decided not to add more since it is still growing now that I have received my Tamiya 1/48 scale Me 262.
I will probably scan some decals and make replacement ones for the FW 190.
The Do 335 had been finally completed. The camouflage seen under more light looks better but is not perfect.
Some decals were finally added.
The Me 109 decals went surprising well although I managed to break the pitot tube.
I know the camouflage is not realistic for the time period, but my son won’t know the difference.
The decals also went well with the Stuka.
The decals for the FW 190 was another matter.
As soon as I put them into water they began to curl up. I decided to write Revell for replacement decals sending them a photo and the instructions as proof of purchase.
We’ll see what happens…
The Do 335 is still waiting for its decals.
As you can see the camouflage is not perfect. The black green is not black enough even if I tried to fix it twice.
All four model kits are waiting for decals. I don’t know what to expect from 20 to 30 year-old decals. We should find that out tomorrow since an acrylic clear coat was applied this morning with a painbrush.
While I’m at it, why not add another build while I am waiting to put a finishing touch on these…?
I had another Me 109 G in my stash bought 20 years ago.
Last year my youngest son asked me to build him a Me 109 for Christmas. I had already one built when he was a young child back in the 1980s.
I just could not wrap this one up…
So I have decided to build a new one which should be the last Me 109 I would ever build.