[WWI] Need help visualizing a decal

Douglas Anderson djandersonza at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 27 10:59:21 EDT 2007

You could try and create it in paint or some similar programme on your computer and then scale and print it onto blank decal paper. This would probably be the easiest route

Crawford Neil <Neil.Crawford at volvo.com> wrote:  
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.

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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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