Well after running around this morning doing domestics, I had a chance to cut out some checker s for the left tip, I down loaded a vector file & just printed it out on A4 paper, then cut out the wing tip shape & laid it on the flag ... cut that out to shape, then used a light spray of 3M 77 spray glue to hold the flag in place while I cut the black squares.
Then I used some sticky backing tape we use for our stickers to hold it all together
I used clear book covering film as my stencil, but next time & if you are thinking of doing the same use a coloured one as itís easier to see when placing it down on the wing to line it up though the backing paper.
The covering film is a lot stickier than the backing paper & once placed, removed the backing & smoothed out any bubbles or wrinkles & masked the tip up as needed, I didnít do the whole wing I just covered it with an old sheet but should have run a piece of tape over the end as I did get some over spray on the wing under the sheet
I cheated a bit with this as I used a spray can of gloss black acrylic paint on it , after spraying it was it left to dry for 40 min or so then just very carefully removed the sticky squares & voila a check flag !! it did need a couple of touch ups & ill put some shading on it to make it look like its flying with an air brush
I then taped up the bottoms of the wings & used the fine line tape at the LE to get the straight line again, then just painted both wing tops & the fuse with 4 coats of Bright Orange acrylic, its not as orange as I had hoped but itís bright!!! As you will see in the pics
By for now
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