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Tel
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Great job 馃憤 , I hope to do my white kit as the camel version, although I had considered this one.
I had seen the lemans decals and thought they might have been produced with a yellow background, but it appears not from your pictures.

Did you remove the black printing from the light lenses, and is so what with ?

Were the paints airbrushed or cans, and acrylic or enamel ?
 

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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
hi
there is no yellow background on the decals

removed black print on lenses with light sandpaper ... then finer sandpaper etc
then polish with novus fine or tamiya compound fine

used tamiya acrylic spray cans.

You need to work fast with these decals
the le mans decals are very thin ... if they fold up while you handle them you will struggle to
get them flat again.
I found the best way to apply them is to keep them on the backing paper till you want to lay them down
wet the model surface with water or microsol then slide them off the backing onto the surface
Small decals can be worked with after about 5 seconds of dipping in water

As with all the decal manufacturers the decals arent always the right size/length/width
so you need to test the sizes on the model after cutting the decal out , before you dip it in water.

on this tergal car
  • the red stripes were not long enough
  • spray large surfaces ... like the 2 green rear sections and the rear winglets - requires a lot of masking
  • the TERGAL lettering is too high to fit on the back of the engine cover so needs to be cut down
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cheers
Peter
 

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How many whitekits did you buy? I like this as well as the others.
Very nice work.
 

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
hi
i bought 4 white kits.
the last one will be a Filipinetti Le Mans #6 or #7 car (blue wheels)
#15 is a totally standard bodyshell
#6 had one of the Fuel caps filled in
#142 had the running lights removed and the filler caps on the side panels filled in.
i do need to add spotlights to 142 but havent found a suitable replacement yet.
cheers
Peter
 
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