[WWI] Need help visualizing a decal

Michael Kendix mkendix at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 27 09:58:24 EDT 2007


I recall this scheme though I don't have it in front of me. How about 
masking the line off?  Perhaps this would present similar problem to 
constructing a decal but the masking tape can have folds and such, unlike 
the decal, which has to go on smoothly.


>From: "sperry" <sperry11 at tampabay.rr.com>
>Reply-To: World War I Modeling Mailing List <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>Subject: [WWI] Need help visualizing a decal
>Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 09:21:41 -0400
>I've been gnawing at a problem on and mostly off for several years now. 
>I've wanted to do a Pfalz D.XII in the markings of a Jasta 23b machine, 
>1460/18. A Bob Pearson profile appears in the FMP Pfalz book at the bottom 
>of p.179
>The machine has a wavy yellow stripe with thin black edges running down 
>each fuselage side and crossing over the top of the turtledeck about midway 
>between the rear of the cockpit and the LE of the fin.
>My problem is how to make a decal of this marking. I'm not good at 
>visualizing curved, 3D objects projected on a flat 2D surface such as a 
>piece of decal paper.
>Normally, on an R/C sized model, I'd try eyeballing it, but the D.XII kit I 
>have is in 1/72, (Oh, the shame ;-) and even the smallest whip-a-diddle is 
>going to show up big time.
>Anyone have any ideas how I might produce an acceptable decal?
>BTW, I want to do this in 1/72 because I have a PE set that does the 
>radiator with the maximum possible number of very tiny brass parts, an 
>irresistable challenge to an old brass junkie like me.

Exercise your brain! Try Flexicon. 

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