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Problems finding correct decals.
CCalvin
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Michigan, United States
Joined: September 22, 2009
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 01:49 AM UTC
So Iím going to build an OLD Fujimi 1/48 Grumman F-14A Tomcat but the decals are missing from the box, the cockpit for the kit requires decals for the instrument panels have no molded detail. Iíve searched all over the net looking for someone who sells these decals but havenít been successful in my search. Any help would be highly appreciated. Iíve thought about buying an aftermarket cockpit but being that this kit is old and lack a lot of detail these modern kits have I figure I will build it out of box.
pigsty
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 09:21 PM UTC
You could try posting here or on Aircraft Resource Center in the trade forums. Many kits, not just the Fujimi ones, come with decals, and many people don't use them for one reason or another. There may slight differences from one kit to another but those should be easy enough to work round. Someone is bound to be able to spare you theirs (not me, though - I don't have a 1/48 Tomcat, I'm afraid).

However ... if it's 1/48 and Fujimi ... I'm not familiar with that kit, but does it actually have nothing but flat plastic for the instrument panels and require decals? If so - eeeww!
CCalvin
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 07:01 AM UTC
Yea tell me about it, you should see the pilot figures it's even more of a joke. To be fair it is a really really old kit, if I donít build it it will just sit there and continue to be a really really old unfinished kit.
Tomcat31
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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 12:35 AM UTC
I'll check the stash and spare decals to see if I have any you could have.
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 02:20 PM UTC
use eduard color photo etch good stuff