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1/35 T-80s in Chechnya and Transnistria (water-slide decals)

Manufactured by: Echelon Fine Details

SKU: EC D356188
Price: AU$10.95

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    Product Description
    Type: water-slide decals

    Coverage of the T-80s in service during the Chechen War is considered few, let alone most references are in B/W or from poorer static captures from video footages. These has led most to believe that the T-80s that fought in Chechnya were all in single-toned Russian greens. That is not to be the case, as a number of them evidently had 3-tone camouflages. Although the patterns are pretty sketchy to say the least. Most of the vehicles that saw action were either standard T-80Bs or the fully armoured T-80BV variants. Some T-80UDs (not covered in this set). And some which looked like T-80BVs with early hull skirtings (like those on T-80Bs).

    How to apply water-slide decals:
    1. Preparation: to achieve better result, a gloss or semi-gloss coat is very important. It will make a smooth layer which the decals will suction to and make it much easier to apply and set them.
    2. Cut out the decal you need (do it on cutting mat)
    3. Grab the decal with tweezers, place it on the surface of the water and leave it for about 20 seconds.
    4. Remove the decal from the water and place it on paper towel to remove any excess water.
    5. Apply decal solution to the part where the decal is to be placed.
    6. Slide the decal off the backing paper on to the model. Using a paint brush or cotton bud is a good way to do this without damaging the decal.
    7. Use the brush, knife or cotton bud to position the decal. Using your paper towel, gently dab the decal and soak up the excess water (decal softener is also recommended at this stage. After applying softener, the decal will suction to the part and flatten out smooth.)
    8. When the decal is completely dry, give another coat of varnish or Klear/Future to seal it.

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