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“. threw the piece of paper into the water – translated it – put it on the shelf.” – It is not that simple.

Let’s start with “threw”. There are at least two throwing systems – European and American. European (this method is offered in the instructions by European manufacturers ( Italeri
, Revell
, Heller
) suggests omitting decal
into the water and keep it there for 5-10-15 minutes until the decal “floats”, and then catch it throughout the cup. Americans (Fine Scale Modeller, Testors
) it is recommended to immerse the decal in warm water for 5-10 seconds (!!!), remove it and put it aside to dry. The result is a decal on a backing (not in a cup), glue
under the decal (and not dissolved throughout the whole bowl), put the decal to dry and move on to the next one – it doesn’t hurt your head that at this time something is floating on a cup of water. I prefer the second system.

Now about varnishes. It is clear that an extra layer of varnish
Models are useless, but… The fact is that if you put the decal on a rough (matte paint/varnish) surface, it will not stick well (the contact area is small) and will later fall off, which is unpleasant (but not fatal). In addition, it will begin to “silver” (outline decal
will be clearly visible, like a silver square) – and now this is alles kaput (sushi crackers) – it is almost impossible to fix. Expensive model
ruined forever. The solution is to peel off all the decals and start over. “Silvering” occurs due to the fact that the light falling on the decal passes through the substrate and is reflected from the “pits” (irregularities of the paint
). Just to avoid this, the model must MUST be applied before applying decals!!! blow out with shiny varnish (bourgeois pour Future
, and even in 2-3 layers). The entire area of ​​the decal only adheres to a shiny, flat surface, which completely eliminates “silvering.”

Now about liquids. There are two types Decal
Sol and Decal Set (may be different brands). The second is used for gluing the decal to the surface (often in branded decals the glue is extremely frozen – this especially affects ESCI
and some Italeri and Monogram species). But Sol “dissolves” (softens) the decal, after which it “falls” into all the lines of the marking
, all the bolts come out, etc. It’s better, of course, to use bourgeois solutions (I use Testors/Model Master), but our analogues will also do. Instead of Set, diluted PVA is not bad (although I know perverts who smear garlic on the model – you really can’t tear off the decal “but the smell.”). Sol successfully replaces triple cologne (there’s nothing wrong with the smell). Place the decal on the surface, level it, press (I use Q-Tips, colloquially earwigs – they are really much more convenient than cotton wool on a match), remove all the water. After this, apply a little cologne on top with a brush (just lubricate the decal) and immediately begin to blot it. The danger here is that he simply begins to eat some decals – they immediately crack, shrink (and for some, even if you don’t care, even buckets of it, experiment). You can apply cologne directly to the model (instead of a puddle of water under the decal), but this is very dangerous – the decal instantly sticks to the paint and it is impossible to move it, but as a last resort, if the decal does not stick at all, you can try.

When everything is completely dry (preferably 24 hours), use a damp cloth (earwig) to carefully go over the decals – wash away any remaining decal glue, Sols, Sets, etc. Now is the time to give the varnished model a fighting look – for this you have to blow it on top with matte varnish (though there is one thing – it’s better to blow it out
another layer of shiny – this will “extinguish” the borders of the decals (they will look like between two glasses), otherwise there is a possibility that the borders will be visible.

I understand that the proposal to apply 2-3-4-5 layers of varnish to an unfortunate model seems blasphemous, but the bourgeoisie applies more – the result is truly spectacular models (and not our homemade products with yellow decals – alas).

And finally, about yellow decals (this is something that Hasegawa often suffers from
and KR). The bleaching method is simple to the point of genius – put the decal in a transparent bag (preferably cellophane, not plastic) and stick it with tape to the window on the sunny side (from inside the room). In 2-3 weeks you won’t recognize it – it’s like it came from a printing house (the paint usually doesn’t fade).

Evgeny Kovalikhin

Aviation decals

08/28/2021
New decals:
– URxx163 Alpha Jet E 100 Years of SPA85

– URS4812 Rafale M 90 years of 11F, 48 scale, no stencils

– URS4813 – Tornado ADV F.3 Falkland Islands 1:48, without stencils

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08/02/2021
New decals:
URS4832 F-4B/N/J/S/C/D & RF-4C/B Phantom-II full stencils and insignia

URS7221 F/A-18E Super Hornet VFA-31 CAG

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07/10/2021
New decals:

– URxx162 Fairey IIIF MkIIIB Float version

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05/30/2021
New decals:

– URXX159 – F-16C/D (Block 30) Edwards AFB (AFMC)

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05/26/2021
New decals and masks:

– URS4826 F-4J Phantom-II VMFA-333

– URS4824 – P-51D-5/10 MUSTANG with insignia, no stencils

– 1/48 MV-22B Osprey (Hobby Boss kit)

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05/24/2021

New decals:
– URS4821 F/A-18E Super Hornet VFA-31 CAG

– URC14431 A220-300 Trans Canada Air Lines Retro 1:144 scale

– Windows for Zvezda kit’s Boeing 737-800/747-8i/777-300 and Airbus A321 black and clear

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05/05/2021

New decals:
– URC14429 A320-200 S7 Airlines VP-BOG “Painter”

– URxx161 RA-5C Vigilante RVAH-12 USS Saratoga

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05/02/2021

New decals:
URXX160 – MV-22B Osprey VMM-264 Black Knights144/100/72/48/32

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04/21/2021
New decals
– URxx158 A H-1F Desert Cobras, 1:32/35//48/72/144


– URxx155 L-39C Albatros “Breitling Team” 144/72/48/32


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04/14/2021

New decal:
– URXX154 – F-16A/ADF PAF Rutskoy Su-25 and Afghan Su-22 killer 1:32/48/72/144

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04/13/2021

New decal (silk printing):
– URS4819 1/48 Bf.109F-2/2 Trop/4/4 Trop without stencils mask for Zvezda kit

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04/08/2021
New decal (silkscreen):
– URS4815 1/48 Bf.109G-5/6/6 Trop without stencils mask for Zvezda kit

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04/03/2021
A large assortment of my decals and masks is presented in online stores “Ritmonexx”
and “Model Shop”
.
Интернет-магазин масштабных моделей автомобилей Ritmonexx.ru


03/09/2021
New masks:
– URMxx11 Bf.109 ERLA CAMO 1:144/72/48/32/24

– URM1442 Boeing 747-8i mask set 144 scale (Zvezda)

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01/19/2021
New decal (silkscreen) in scale 1:48:
– URS4814 F-4C Phantom-II Vietnam War mask for Academy kit (without stencils)

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01/17/2021
New decal (silk-screen printing) service inscriptions for Tornado ADV (F.3) in 48 scale:
URS489 Tornado ADV (F.3) low/high-viz stencils

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01/15/2021
New decals (silk-screen printing) for Tornado ADV (F.3) in 48 scale:
– URS4810 Tornado ADV 25 Years of service and XXV Sqn; R AF “75 Years RAF”

– URS4811 Tornado ADV 43 Sqn. R AF without stencils

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11/21/2020

New decals for the Airbus A31x family
– URC14424 A319 Air Canada Retro (Trans-Canada Air Lines)


– URC14423 A321 Delta “Thank You”


– URC14422 A320 Delta


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10/28/2020

New decals:
– URxx105 P-51D-5/10 Mustang with insignia

– URxx152 MU-2K(MU-2B-20/25) SAAB

– URxx103 F-5F Tiger-II Aggressor VFC-111

– URXX102 Mirage 2000C Tigermeet 2021

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10/23/2020

New decals:
– URxx120 P-51D-5/30 Mustang “Jim” L. Brooks

– URxx121 P-51D-5 H. P. Plunk (Ambrosia)

– URxx110 F/A-18E Super Hornet VFA-31 (red tail) with stencils

– URxx111 F/A-18E Super Hornet VFA-31 (black tail) with stencils

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10/22/2020

New masks in 32nd scale for Mirage 2000 (Kitty Hawk):
URM324 Mirage 2000C

URM325 Mirage 2000B/D/N

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10/18/2020

New decals:
– AD-6 (A-1H) Skyraider VA-104 with stencils,  1:32/48/72/144

– AD-6 (A-1H) Skyraider VA-155 with stencils,  1:32/48/72/144

– AD-6 (A-1H) Skyraider stencils (white)

– A-1H Skyraider stencils (black)

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10/13/2020

New decal:
– URXX145 – KC-130J Hercules Marines with stencils 1:32/48/72/144

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New mask:
– URMxx12 Ju87 Stuka masks 72/48/32

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10/08/2020

New decal:
Ju87G-2 Stuka Rudel’44 with stencils

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09/24/2020

New decals:
– URxx138 F-14A Tomcat VF-21 Lancer

– URxx139 L-39C Albatros Russian stencils

– URxx140 L-39C Albatros NAVY “Sea ace 2021”

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09/16/2020

New decals:
URxx134 – Tornado F.3 XXV Sqn. add-on for Revell kit (48 scale) 1:144/72/48/32

URXX136 – F-82G Twin Mustang Alaska masks 1:32/48/72/144

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And porthole masks:
URP1442 – A350-1000 Silver windows for Zvezda kit 1:144

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09/14/2020

New decal, Access Door Marking for F-4 Phantom-II
– F-4B/N/G(F-110A)/C/D/J & RF-4B/C Access Door Marking (Black&White)

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09/05/2020
Article about using decal masks for 1/32 dcale F-4B VF-84

08/25/20

Added information about decals
– F/A-18C VMFA-212

– Spirit Of St. Louis

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08/19/20

New decal-double.
– Air hooligans Hawker Hunter FGA.9 & MiG-17PF

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08/17/20

New decal, service inscriptions for P-74D in 72/48/32 scale:
– URxx34 P-47D Thunderbolt stencils

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08/17/20

A new product – URP, for creating silver edging for the windows of civil airliners. In principle, it is also applicable for ship modellers.
– URP1441 Boeing 777-300 Silver windows for Zvezda kit 1:144

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New silkscreen decal:
URS14411Boeing 767-300 Stencils 1:144

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08/04/20

New decal, laser, addition to the Revell model in 48 scale, but other scales or execution in masks/stencils (partially) are possible.

– URxx133 – Tornado F.3 25 Years Service Annyversary add-on for Revell kit (48 scale) 1:144/72/48/32

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07/30/20

New decal, laser masks:
– URC14420 – Airbus A350 Virgin Atlantic add-on for Zvezda kit (decal masks) – 1:144

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07/26/20

Tornado masks from Revell. Designed for scales 48 and 72, all modifications – ADV/IDS/GR. X.
URM7211 Tornado 1:72 (all Revell)

URM4811 Tornado 1:48 (all Revell)

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07/20/20

New decal (laser)
– URXX132 – Beechcraft B18 (C-45) Spantax with long nacelles  1:32/48/72/144

– URXX133 – P-8A Poseidon VX-1 with stencils – 1:144/72

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07/18/20
New decal (laser)
C-45 Expeditor (JRB-2/4) WW2 period with short nacelles

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07/15/20

New decal (silkscreen)
URS1449 Boeing 737-800 Pacific Blue Old (silk)

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07/13/20

New decals
URC1443 Airbus A340

URS1448 Boeing 737-800 Virgin Blue Old (silk)

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06/29/20

New decals on the website
URxx17 F-4J/S Phantom-II VMFA-235

URxx49 P-38J Maloney’s Pony

URxx93 F-5E Tiger-II USSR Test stencils


URxx128 P-51D-25 Mustang Iwo Jima, 1945


URxx130 F-16C Aggressor RED 35

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06/22/20

New decal available in 144 scale URS1447 Airbus A320/321 stencils
. The decal is silk-screened and contains laser prints.
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05/11/20

Added decal for 1:72 F-4J VF-33 (silkscreen

) and masks on the Mirage 2000C in scales 1:32 (Kitty Hawk)

and 1:48 (Kinetic)

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04/27/20
New decal, Tornado ADV interceptor based in the Falkland Islands.

Well, the decal for the EA-6B Prowler.

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03/31/2020
New decal (silk-screen laser) URS1442 – Boeing 737-800 Sunexpress (TC-SOH) Despicable Me 2 minions with stencils for Zvezda kit – 1:144, developed for the Zvezda model.

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New decal Bloch MB.152 C1 (Early)

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03/03/2020
New decal (silkscreen) Norwegian Shuttle Boeing 737-800 with stencils in three versions:
URS1443a

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URS1443b

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URS1443c

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03/01/2020
New decal (silk-screen printing) service inscriptions for Airbus A320/321, developed for the Zvezda model.

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02/23/2020
New decal service inscriptions for Mirage 2000 URXX122 Dassault Mirage 2000 stencils

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02/13/2020
New decal for Phantom URS486 – F-4J/S Phantom-II VMFA-232 1:48, no stencils Academy canopy mask

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02/08/2020
New decal, silkscreen URS487 – F-4B/N/J/S Phantom VF-151 1:48, no stencils Academy canopy mask is on sale

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