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Offline Mike 'Sandbagger' Norris

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Re: Rib Tapes and More for 1/32nd and 1/48th kits: Quinta Studios
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2021, 02:49:24 AM »
Hi all,
Another experienced modeler has told me had no real problems when he applied 'Quinta' instruments to the Meng Fokker DR.1.
The only thing he did say was that he found the colours tended to come off if the surfaces were handled or rubbed too much,

Mike
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Re: Rib Tapes and More for 1/32nd and 1/48th kits: Quinta Studios
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2021, 03:06:33 AM »
Hi all,
My Albatros D.I set finally arrived today.
Russia via Poland to the UK.
I'll be applying some of them in the next few days so I'll post here how it went,

Mike
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Re: Rib Tapes and More for 1/32nd and 1/48th kits: Quinta Studios
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2021, 03:52:55 AM »
Hi all,
My Albatros D.I set finally arrived today.
Russia via Poland to the UK.
I' be applying some of them in the next few days so I'll post here how it went,

Mike

I just acquired another Roden Albatros DIII so I am looking forward to your results! I am curious if the rib tapes could be painted over without fear of the paint lifting off. I don't need blue tapes for this one   :o
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Re: Rib Tapes and More for 1/32nd and 1/48th kits: Quinta Studios
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2021, 07:11:45 AM »
Hi Rich,
I don't have the rib tapes set but I will try airbrushing the parts on the set that I'm not using.
I'll let you know the results,

Mike


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Re: Rib Tapes and More for 1/32nd and 1/48th kits: Quinta Studios
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2021, 03:27:09 AM »
Hi all,
Well I've used the ‘Quinta Studios’ 3D printed Albatros D.I set (QD32076).
It took a long time for the set to arrive in the UK from Russia (via Poland).
By then I'd already closed up the fuselage and therefore I only used the Part 1 sheet, which had the external details.
I did not used the four strips intended for the top surface of the lower wings (at the wing roots) as they were way too thick.
Instead I used painted photo-etch strips.

The details are easily released from the decal backing paper and the dried using paper towel.
Due their material, they are very flexible and stronger than decals.
Each was fixed to the model surface using PVA adhesive and any edges that could lift were bonded with a drop of thin CA adhesive.
I brush painted the details to blend them with the surrounding areas, so airbrushing them shouldn't be a problem.

The range of detail is less for WW1 aircraft and so I think these sets are probably more suited to vehicles and modern aircraft cockpits etc.
Whether, after application, these are that much better than the surface detail of the more up-market kits is debatable/   
Certainly kits from the lower end of the market would benefit from using these sets.
At the end of the day it's up to the modelers personal preference,

Mike

Build log is here:

https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=12457.30


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