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Old Aug 31, 2009, 10:02 AM
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I see my Lil brother I havent talked to in what....20 years rocks in the RC field now!Whats the odds we both into RC?? I need some graphics for my jets Steve...And stay in touch ya ninny! Joe
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Old Aug 31, 2009, 11:46 AM
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As mentioned in another thread the possibilities is endless if you buy the decal paper and some clear spray paint.

I am going to start on the tail today.

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Old Aug 31, 2009, 12:25 PM
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These look really nice. I'm thinking about ordering, but was wondering if you had weighed the trimmed decal sets? the stock stickers are thick and heavy so it shouldn't be too hard to keep them lighter than those, but I am still curious as to how much a set weighs.
Old Aug 31, 2009, 02:21 PM
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These look really nice. I'm thinking about ordering, but was wondering if you had weighed the trimmed decal sets? the stock stickers are thick and heavy so it shouldn't be too hard to keep them lighter than those, but I am still curious as to how much a set weighs.
Thats the keyword," stickers" or "decals". The ones I made are water soaked decals I printed on a inkjet printer.

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Old Aug 31, 2009, 03:25 PM
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I was actually inquiring about the vigilante stickers, but now that you bring up yours I gotta ask...how do you print waterslides on an inkjet. Is it just special ink? All of the inkjets I've used have used ink that didn't like water. Being able to print decals on my inkjet would save me a lot of paint weight on my foam models.
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Old Aug 31, 2009, 05:52 PM
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I was actually inquiring about the vigilante stickers, but now that you bring up yours I gotta ask...how do you print waterslides on an inkjet. Is it just special ink? All of the inkjets I've used have used ink that didn't like water. Being able to print decals on my inkjet would save me a lot of paint weight on my foam models.
I weighed my planes with stock stickers before and after my decals and my scale could not tell the difference. Both before and after, my plane weighed 34grams. My decals are extremely light as they are trimmed close to the image outline so there is no "dead weight" and DO NOT require and spray paint like waterslide decals need. Usually paint adds more weight. I have sold lots of my peel-n-stick decals and everyone seems to agree that they do not add any measureable amount of weight if any.
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Old Aug 31, 2009, 08:55 PM
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I was actually inquiring about the vigilante stickers, but now that you bring up yours I gotta ask...how do you print waterslides on an inkjet. Is it just special ink? All of the inkjets I've used have used ink that didn't like water. Being able to print decals on my inkjet would save me a lot of paint weight on my foam models.
All the details here. http://www.decalpaper.com/category-s/2.htm

The one decal I made for the right wing weighs in at .048 grams. So both wings is under 1 gram. Water slide decals is nothing more than the ink and the thickness of the clear paint. The thickness of the paper is .29 mm when you buy it and its .04mm when you slide the decal off.



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Old Aug 31, 2009, 10:52 PM
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All the details here. http://www.decalpaper.com/category-s/2.htm

The one decal I made for the right wing weighs in at .048 grams. So both wings is under 1 gram. Water slide decals is nothing more than the ink and the thickness of the clear paint. The thickness of the paper is .29 mm when you buy it and its .04mm when you slide the decal off.



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That would be less than 1/10 of a gram. I'm torn, what to do what to do...print my own or buy some. I love the idea of having my own unique design, but I'm also lazy and have 20 pending projects already on the list. DOH!!!
Old Aug 31, 2009, 11:02 PM
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I weighed my planes with stock stickers before and after my decals and my scale could not tell the difference. Both before and after, my plane weighed 34grams. My decals are extremely light as they are trimmed close to the image outline so there is no "dead weight" and DO NOT require and spray paint like waterslide decals need. Usually paint adds more weight. I have sold lots of my peel-n-stick decals and everyone seems to agree that they do not add any measureable amount of weight if any.
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edit*** sorry, wrong thread
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Old Mar 29, 2010, 12:44 AM
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Tribal theme would be super cool I would but a fleets worth lol

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