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CAG 1927 Jun 2014 8:20 a.m. PST

I have put up a PDF download of the 1/600th home made decals that I have bored you all with for ages


It is set for European A4 paper so you will need to keep the paper size scaling if you use other paper types.

I tried lots of other methods to give you something that you could download but JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PNG etc weren't good enough quality.

See how you get on and I might see about adding a couple more sheets of different aircraft. They will all be US Navy though ;)

taskforce5827 Jun 2014 10:16 a.m. PST

Very nice! Wish I have a decal capable printer and the know-how to DIY decals. The aircraft represented in the sheet accounted for 19 MiG kills (15 MiG17, 4 MiG21) over Vietnam.

HistoryPhD27 Jun 2014 1:52 p.m. PST

I always did love the Sundowners. How about next time, some A-1 Skyraider decals so we can have the VA-176 Thunderbolts?

CAG 1927 Jun 2014 2:44 p.m. PST

I have all sorts of decals. They were all made on an adhoc basis as I painted individual aircraft so no real method to them.

I will try and tidy up some sheets to see what can be done. A-4 sky hawks will probably be next. I haven't tried them from a PDF as I normally print directly from Visio as I go. They might scale up for 1/300th but they have lost some detail from the conversion

CAG 1927 Jun 2014 2:58 p.m. PST

Most inkjets are decal capable. You just need to seal the decal after printing

VA-176 on the intrepid 1966. Nothing like a challenge. Yellow and red are real killers to do ;)

HistoryPhD27 Jun 2014 6:31 p.m. PST

The Thunderbolts had one of the all-time great paint schemes during their tour on the Intrepid.

Windward28 Jun 2014 5:36 a.m. PST

Patton's MiG Killer Bee one of the all time great Navy paint jobs! Your the Man Si, I have faith in you! My experience was to print on white using a background color that prints close to the background paint color then feather the edge of the decal with paint, not perfect, but damn close.

CAG 1928 Jun 2014 8:39 a.m. PST

Must admit that printing on white and feathering in might be the only option without an ALPS printer. The image you have found is pretty good so will see what I can make up tomorrow. Fancy doing some USN Aircraft as a break from AWI British Infantry ;)

Windward28 Jun 2014 8:48 p.m. PST

The beast is going to get the cross over from the tail to the rudder.

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