Posted by Willmsy |
Nov 16, 2010 @ 01:05 AM | 5,510 Views
Hey all, a little while back I was going to get a one of those new 41" Edge 540's that Ben from 3DHS had just released... I of course waited 1 day too long and they were sold out. I thought perhaps one may have fallen off of the shelf and I could pick it up for a deal... No such luck, but Ben did have a few other planes that had slight crinkly damage and I thought, if the deal was good I might take him up on in... Well the deal was good for a 55" Edge and I decided to pull the trigger on it.
I intended on taking all the covering off in the first place to add some lights and make a day/night flyer... After tearing into the covering and looking up what I was gonna have to buy to power this baby, I decided on skipping the lights.
Let me tell you, transparent covering is a bear to get off nicely, it rips really easily and you have to dig at it. I did finally get all the blue, green, and white off of the plane. However I didn't have a scheme yet for the recovering. It was ok I had time, plus I had some minor crinkle damage to repair.
I found a 3 view and cleaned up all the color on in so I could sketch in some alternate schemes... I came up with a few that I liked and started shopping around with different vinyl companies... When I stumbled across a "Kool-Aid" plane that was done for DJMoose... It was stunning. So I did a little reading and found I Love Nachos aka Nick, from http://nachoscheese.net/ he was also doing a scheme for another friend of mine "Diggs" and I knew I probably had a winner. After a few weeks of back and forth emails we finally knocked out a killer scheme (reveal when completed).