[WWI] Need help visualizing a decal

Michael Kendix mkendix at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 27 09:59:24 EDT 2007

Or do the yellow stripe by masking and add the black edging using decal 

>From: "Crawford Neil" <Neil.Crawford at volvo.com>
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>To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>Subject: Re: [WWI] Need help visualizing a decal
>Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 15:46:02 +0200
>I'd do it by eyeballing the yellow as well as I could, on to yellow
>decal paper,
>you could make a paper pattern first. Then when the yellow decal is on
>and thoroughly
>dry, I'd start slicing very thin lines of black decal for the edging. If
>you can
>get the slices thin enough, they can be bent sidewards with the help of
>smooth off the edges of the yellow with the black, if you want thicker
>black apply
>more black strips along the edge.
>I did my GeeBee pinstriping this way.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org] On
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>Subject: [WWI] Need help visualizing a decal
>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.

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