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Jun 09, 2007, 10:43 PM
Sir Jasper
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Vintage this link to the SAM news group / photo's section has heaps of scanned decals & insignia (not sure if you need to be a signed up member though to access the photo's section)
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Jun 10, 2007, 04:55 AM
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That's fine..if anyone wants a scrappy one done nicely, post it here. I am not actively looking for free unpaid work
Aug 08, 2007, 06:31 AM
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The AMA Nats decal doesn't look right to me. There's no space on the left, and still too much space on the right. IMHO, lettering is usually centered in any given space.

My guess, because of the time peiod, and spacing, is that the "PA" should be "Penn." The PA just seems a bit off, especially the capital A.
Aug 24, 2007, 04:37 AM
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How To Do Guide

Could an expert please describe how to get these images onto a plane!
ie What is the best "paper/film" to use and what is the best type of printer.
Also as materials have different availability/names on either side of the pond! can we have help from the US and Europe?
Many thanks!
Sean aka kemsing (half way through building a 1949 Rudder Bug)
Aug 24, 2007, 04:36 PM
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The way I have transfered this type of image to the model is to print it out on normal paper, then tape tissue paper over the printed image----tape it down on all 4 sides a little larger than the image on the paper, then place it back into the printer to be re-printed. Cut it out to the shape required.
I then dope it onto the finished and doped wing.
Aug 24, 2007, 05:15 PM
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you can also get "decal paper" for your printer... or print it on the clear Avery label stock.

Making them fuel resistant can be a challenge... care is needed to keep the ink from bleeding if you are using the tissue and dope method suggested above.
Aug 24, 2007, 06:28 PM
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I would like to do a 'decal paper' type one, but have just never got around to it.
Should think fuel proofing would be possible, just a case of trying various things like clear varnish, polyester, epoxy etc. that don't affect the print and are fuel proof against the fuel being used.

I have had no bleeding whilst printing out on to tissue, but I have only printed out on to lightweight Modelspan that's a very soft absorbant type tissue. Hard and shiny tissue I could imagine may be a problem. The dope had no bad affect either. I am using a Cannon printer with their cartridge's only.
Aug 24, 2007, 06:32 PM
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some printer inks are better at resisting bleeding than others.

All you have to do is put a drop of water on printouts form different printers at Staples or other places that will let you do test prints and you will see just how bad some inks bleed.
Aug 25, 2007, 08:38 PM
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Here's a couple of decal shots useful for Old Timers and SAM flyers.
Last edited by Jay Burkart; Aug 25, 2007 at 08:39 PM. Reason: missing pics
Aug 26, 2007, 04:31 PM
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Transferring images to the plane

Gossie, Thanks for the reply and method. What is the idea behind the first print onto the paper? Is it to saturate the tissue with ink from both sides on the second pass through the printer?
Aug 26, 2007, 05:33 PM
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the first print is to tell you where to affix the tissue

You could just go ahead and cover the whole page and do it in one pass.
Aug 26, 2007, 06:18 PM
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It is not vintage yet but....
Sep 17, 2007, 04:44 PM
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Hi Guys!
Took this photo of the original FROG logo directly off one of my Interceptor boxes from about 1932. I notice that the logo did go through some changes over the years, but I think this is the original - I hope if I ask Vintage1 nicely, he might work his magic on it !!! please please please...
Sep 17, 2007, 05:04 PM
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that blue background on the FROG logo sets off the red and white really well, if that could stay on the inside part that would look great..
Sep 17, 2007, 05:33 PM
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Mercury Logo

I've just found this black & white copy of the Mercury logo.
I beleive the outer ring with the writing in was a rich yellow, and the centre background was, I think, silver.. but dont quote me on that!!!
For some reason the Mercury logo seems to be very rare these days.

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