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Reply #6 - Aug 31st, 2019 at 8:56am

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Outstanding work and tissue on tissue, never been able to do that.
Mike
 

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Reply #5 - Aug 30th, 2019 at 9:30pm

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John Webster wrote on Aug 30th, 2019 at 7:47pm:
The 11 on the cowling is now a 1.

That looks really sharp. How did you do the black cheat line?


That's it! I was so preoccupied with getting the colors right, I completely missed that I had trimmed the decal too much!!

Regarding the black trim line separating the red and white tissue, initially, after attaching the red tissue, I used a fine tip sharpie pen once the red tissue was dry (I used a thinned Aleens to glue the tissue down). I found that to be a bit shaky at times! I then used a white Gelly Roll gel pen to tidy the line up.

I had better luck with using a template to draw the curve on the red tissue using a medium black sharpie. Then I carefully cut the tissue out along the edge of the black line, using a fine tip sharpie as needed to finish the line off. Then I glued the tissue on as before.
 
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Reply #4 - Aug 30th, 2019 at 7:47pm

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The 11 on the cowling is now a 1.

That looks really sharp. How did you do the black cheat line?
 

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Reply #3 - Aug 29th, 2019 at 2:52pm

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No, but you are on the right track!! It's a number goof that is the classic case of not seeing the forest for the trees!! LOL!!

I also used the Design Master floral spray on the white tissue. Not much translucency since it was a flat white color.
 
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Reply #2 - Aug 29th, 2019 at 2:48pm

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Well...anyone who can manage all that red trim on a Gee Bee R-1...outstanding!

If there's something wrong with a decal...don't worry about it...be happy...she's a classic!

You guys are just too good....

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Reply #1 - Aug 29th, 2019 at 1:19pm

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She looks great to me...maybe the location of the 11 on the upper left wing????
 

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Aug 29th, 2019 at 12:49pm

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This was one of my 1990s builds that never was finished. Once the old tissue was removed and frame sanded, I covered in Esaki white, with Esaki red trim and then an overspray with Krylon.

Sharp eyes will note that the decals are a mix of R-1 and R-2 markings. Artistic license is my excuse!!

I'll add the panel lines and call it done.

Edit: I just noticed a silly decal mistake! Do you see it?
 

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