Lozenge: Dumb Questions

Mon, 4 Dec 1995 01:28:08 -0500

Hello all! OK, so this question might give away my lack of experience with
lozenge and defy my hopes of being a fully acceptable to my fellow modelers
;), BUT...
1.) I just can't seem to get all of those air bubbles out from under my
lozenge decals. I've tried many methods, and so far I've simply poked and
prodded with needles and Solvaset to get those bubbles out, but there's
always one or two I have to shave off later, then having to mix and match
paint for touch up. Is there a secret I haven't been let in on?
2.) How about those trailing edges? Is it as easy as cutting out a near
perect match from the decal sheet? Shrinkage(?) has spoiled my efforts along
the TEs before, maybe there's another way?
3.) Recommended maufacturer? Americal seems to be the accepted choice around
here, I've used the hexes for an Aviatik. I've used the Aeromaster 5 color
scheme, it looks fine to me, but a heated debate in AOL's model forum left me
unsatisfied. Eduard's out-of-the- box seem a bit hard to swallow. Any
By the way, I'm a relatively new member to this mailing list, so forgive my
ignorance if this topic has been covered (pun! :)).
My name is Scott H. from Houston, Texas and I have always had an interest in
WWI aviation. Since being inspired by the owner of Lone Star Models and his
HUGE Felixstowe (he's in my IPMS Chapter) to build WWI aircraft (but not his
kits! Too rough for me still), I've looked for the elusive group of
like-minded builders and I hope I've found gold! Thanks!

IPMS 32841