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 Airfix 1/72 Jet Provost JP.3

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PostSubject: Airfix 1/72 Jet Provost JP.3   Fri Jun 02 2017, 19:05

Probably not a particularly well known aircraft outside of the UK, where it served as a basic jet trainer for many years. The kit is typical of Airfix's new tool kits: easy to build, straightforward, pretty accurate and nice surface detail. This was a pre-production sample so didn't come with decals, fortunately Xtradecals had a sheet available which I used. All the dayglo areas were decals, the only problematic ones were the big wing markings which had to wrap around the leading edge - they were a bit stubborn.








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PostSubject: Re: Airfix 1/72 Jet Provost JP.3   Sun Jun 04 2017, 10:14

Nice looking plane. The trainer paint scheme is really sharp.

I have a selection of decal settting solutions. I used to use the Walthers decal set exclusively, but on recent builds it caused the decals to curl up on the edges.

I use Model Master once in a while but find "Decal Adapter" by AK Interactive works pretty well on most decals...

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PostSubject: Re: Airfix 1/72 Jet Provost JP.3   Sun Jun 04 2017, 12:02

Thanks Tom. I used MicroSet/Sol on this plane but something stronger might have helped. I'll have to give the AK stuff a try.

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PostSubject: Re: Airfix 1/72 Jet Provost JP.3   Thu Jun 08 2017, 00:04

Another really nice day-glo trainer. I love how you are able to get such a wonderful, almost die-cast, effect from your painting.
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