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Title: Chicka-deecals
Post by: chickadee on September 22, 2018, 01:01:30 pm
Hi folks

I've been working on profiles and decals recently with Spot On Designs/Resins  www.spotondesigns.info

I've enjoyed it so much that I'm going to be to branching into decals under Chicka-deecals shortly and I'm really interested in producing those oddities and obscure,  hard to find ones.

I am wondering if you could help me with my research.

If you had a wish list for decals, what would they be?

Be as obscure and nerdy as possible, you'll find no judgement here.

Thanks for your help..

Karen (Chickadee) McAllister
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: NARSES2 on September 23, 2018, 04:55:04 am
Wellcome aboard Karen. I'm sure this lot can be very "obscure and nerdy"  ;)

I've put a linked post on the Forumn's initial pages just to make sure people see it.
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: zenrat on September 23, 2018, 05:22:39 am
How about some Royal Lao Air Force markings?
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/15/Roundel_of_Royal_Lao_Air_Force.svg/2000px-Roundel_of_Royal_Lao_Air_Force.svg.png)
Sized for both T-28 Trojan and C-47 in 1/72.

Also, if you can print white I have been looking for decals to build Porky Zartmans Filthy Forty in 1/25.
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cf/0e/37/cf0e3732c6c7f3a6ef5ef3edb3238fb6.jpg)
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/70/5a/f1/705af1f4f686f561042bc8fe1b7cd81d.jpg)
(http://www.gassermadness.us/gone/zartman/hill_zartman.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: king of men on September 23, 2018, 09:01:53 pm
I'd love to see some 1:72 markings for military aircraft wearing commercial airliner markings. Personal aircraft, company owned aircraft, general airliner hacks, transport aircraft in airliner markings etc. I know there are some out there, but they are not that easy to find on the net unless you are pretty specific about the airliner and the plane type.
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: Rheged on September 24, 2018, 01:13:51 am
I don't have a specific wish list just at present, but I'd like to welcome you as a new producer, and thank you for your kind offer which is a delightful affirmation of the noble and ancient art of Whiffery.
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: ysi_maniac on September 25, 2018, 01:26:15 am
I would like to see 2 different series on classic/historic subjects: ancient flgs and coat of arms. In my opinion, wargamers will be interested in this kind of decals.

If you do not mind I would like to send you a PM in order to clarify.

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: chickadee on September 26, 2018, 09:01:28 am
I'd love to see some 1:72 markings for military aircraft wearing commercial airliner markings. Personal aircraft, company owned aircraft, general airliner hacks, transport aircraft in airliner markings etc. I know there are some out there, but they are not that easy to find on the net unless you are pretty specific about the airliner and the plane type.

Do you have any specific examples for me?  You have my interest.
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 26, 2018, 09:51:49 am
I'd love to see some 1:72 markings for military aircraft wearing commercial airliner markings. Personal aircraft, company owned aircraft, general airliner hacks, transport aircraft in airliner markings etc. I know there are some out there, but they are not that easy to find on the net unless you are pretty specific about the airliner and the plane type.

Do you have any specific examples for me?  You have my interest.


How about a Whiffed Court Line Beverley, for the 1/144 Mikr Mir kit?  ;D ;)

Yes, they really DID have a Bev but never got around to painting it sadly. Any of their pink, orange, green etc. schemes would work well.
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: JayBee on September 26, 2018, 11:41:50 am
Would HAVE to be Orange, any other colour would be silly on a Bev.
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: zenrat on September 27, 2018, 04:54:37 am
I'd love to see some 1:72 markings for military aircraft wearing commercial airliner markings. Personal aircraft, company owned aircraft, general airliner hacks, transport aircraft in airliner markings etc. I know there are some out there, but they are not that easy to find on the net unless you are pretty specific about the airliner and the plane type.

Do you have any specific examples for me?  You have my interest.


This page (http://napoleon130.tripod.com/id5.html) has links to a shed load of A/B 26 Invaders in civilian schemes which should be enough to get you going.


Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: chickadee on September 29, 2018, 07:05:05 am

This page (http://napoleon130.tripod.com/id5.html) has links to a shed load of A/B 26 Invaders in civilian schemes which should be enough to get you going.
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Thank you for your suggestion, I think that Whirlybird Decals may be working on these.

Regards
Karen
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: chickadee on September 29, 2018, 07:12:44 am
How about a Whiffed Court Line Beverley, for the 1/144 Mikr Mir kit?  ;D ;)

Yes, they really DID have a Bev but never got around to painting it sadly. Any of their pink, orange, green etc. schemes would work well.
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The Beverley sounds very interesting.. can you PM and let me know re serial and timescale period, etc

Regards
Karen
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: JayBee on September 29, 2018, 07:46:03 am
This is what triggered the idea in my mind.


(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/3444/W3JQFz.jpg)


It was a road legal advert for Outspan Oranges based on the old type mini mechanicals. I saw it once many years ago.

Jim


Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: chickadee on October 03, 2018, 10:51:26 am
How about a Whiffed Court Line Beverley, for the 1/144 Mikr Mir kit?  ;D ;)

Yes, they really DID have a Bev but never got around to painting it sadly. Any of their pink, orange, green etc. schemes would work well.
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HI!  Yes, I am really interested in this - would you mind emailing me or PMing me here if you have the serial, colours etc.  Was speaking to Joe about it earlier.  Excellent suggestion
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 03, 2018, 03:15:42 pm
Posted in t'other thread, but still equally relevant:

Yellow code letters and numbers for WWII Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm second line stuff.  No one does any.

Post war Mosquitos and Sea Mosquitos. In addition, a set of markings in 72nd and 48th featuring the codes from "633 Sqn" could be rather fun.

Sheets of serial codes for cancelled aircraft - TSR2, Spiteful, Seafang, etc.  Plus cancelled batches of Spitfires, Sea Furies, Tempests.

That's all off the top of me head for now.
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 04, 2018, 01:44:29 am
How about car markings - specifically, the Maker's Badges, Lettering, and the Model of car - i.e. 'Ford', the Blue Oval, 'Escort', '2.0', the octagonal 'MG' badge, etc etc etc.

1/24-1/25 (and 1/32, which tends to be a bit of an orphan scale.)

My reasoning is that, even in the larger scale, they can disappear under a coat or two of paint and in the smaller, forget about trying to paint them.
I have some diecast 1/32 cars which use them, they don't look too shabby at all.

I understand you may run into licensing problems - 'ware Corporate Sharks err, Lawyers - but some generic lettering that happens to be the right Font and Size could get around that.
Or do what I saw done on a remould of the old Moon Rocket, a transfer calling it the 'Fastway Express', since TWA wouldn't come to the party...
"FLOORD", "HOLD-EN", etc, maybe.

Just some stray thoughts from Left Field.  ;)
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 04, 2018, 03:46:07 am

HI!  Yes, I am really interested in this - would you mind emailing me or PMing me here if you have the serial, colours etc.  Was speaking to Joe about it earlier.  Excellent suggestion


Surely, I'll look it out when I get home at the weekend. I have the definitive Court Line book that goes into some detail about the aircraft.

They actually took delivery of it, but never got around to painting it or using it, a great pity as we might have had two Bevs in existence now instead of just one.
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: elmayerle on October 10, 2018, 09:46:55 am
Sheets of serial codes for cancelled aircraft - TSR2, Spiteful, Seafang, etc.  Plus cancelled batches of Spitfires, Sea Furies, Tempests.
I'll second these!
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 11, 2018, 03:15:47 pm
Sheets of serial codes for cancelled aircraft - TSR2, Spiteful, Seafang, etc.  Plus cancelled batches of Spitfires, Sea Furies, Tempests.
I'll second these!

If it were to seal the deal as it were, I'm even willing to do the research and give you the relevant serials.
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: chickadee on October 11, 2018, 04:44:48 pm
Sheets of serial codes for cancelled aircraft - TSR2, Spiteful, Seafang, etc.  Plus cancelled batches of Spitfires, Sea Furies, Tempests.
I'll second these!

I was reading a book on the Court Line earlier - was quite an incredible vision they had - the branding was incredible.  I am very interested in this as a larger project to be honest

Re decals for cancelled aircraft - yes, I think it has to go on the list. 
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: chickadee on October 11, 2018, 04:47:08 pm
Sheets of serial codes for cancelled aircraft - TSR2, Spiteful, Seafang, etc.  Plus cancelled batches of Spitfires, Sea Furies, Tempests.
I'll second these!

If it were to seal the deal as it were, I'm even willing to do the research and give you the relevant serials.

I think it has to be done, don't you?  I have a couple of projects currently but I'd appreciate any research you can provide, thank you!!

Karen
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 12, 2018, 12:27:13 am

I was reading a book on the Court Line earlier - was quite an incredible vision they had - the branding was incredible.  I am very interested in this as a larger project to be honest


There are very few Court Line decal sheets on the market, the Microscale one for the Tri-Star is the only one I know of, and that's long OOP. The colours are quite difficult to reproduce, either by painting or with decals, as they're so bizarre. Worst if the big 'COURT' on the fuselage as it's metallic silver, which is virtually impossible to print with a home inkjet or laser.

I'm still looking for my Court Line book, which one did you find?
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: chickadee on October 12, 2018, 12:53:12 am

I was reading a book on the Court Line earlier - was quite an incredible vision they had - the branding was incredible.  I am very interested in this as a larger project to be honest


There are very few Court Line decal sheets on the market, the Microscale one for the Tri-Star is the only one I know of, and that's long OOP. The colours are quite difficult to reproduce, either by painting or with decals, as they're so bizarre. Worst if the big 'COURT' on the fuselage as it's metallic silver, which is virtually impossible to print with a home inkjet or laser.

I'm still looking for my Court Line book, which one did you find?

It was colours in the sky.

I wouldn't be home printing tho.
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 12, 2018, 01:18:58 am

I was reading a book on the Court Line earlier - was quite an incredible vision they had - the branding was incredible.  I am very interested in this as a larger project to be honest


There are very few Court Line decal sheets on the market, the Microscale one for the Tri-Star is the only one I know of, and that's long OOP. The colours are quite difficult to reproduce, either by painting or with decals, as they're so bizarre. Worst if the big 'COURT' on the fuselage as it's metallic silver, which is virtually impossible to print with a home inkjet or laser.

I'm still looking for my Court Line book, which one did you find?

It was colours in the sky.

I wouldn't be home printing tho.


Yes, that's the one I have too.

I know you won't be doing it like that, but a few of us on here do, and that limit's what's possible on a non-commercial level.
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: chickadee on October 12, 2018, 03:25:37 am
I know, I've been looking into what's available for printing decals and white and metallics are a real problem.

I really like the court line graphics, that style is one of my favorites.
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 29, 2019, 10:48:05 pm
So I have a decal request...a real world subject that I can't seem to find anywhere;  1/144 American Airlines Embraer E190.  Lots available for American Eagle E170/175s but no mainline 190 decals.  Same goes for USAirways. 

I'm an Instructor Pilot on the E190 at American and would love to be able to build a model of "my" airplane. WHIF decals for the 190 in old USAir colors would be nice too. 

Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 29, 2019, 10:49:07 pm
Meant to post this on the "Wish List" thread...apologies.
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 29, 2019, 11:33:12 pm
Is it primarily the difference in the fin size that means that E170 decals won't work, or the position of the 'American' script on the forward fuselage?

It looks as if the E190s have the script on the centreline so it's right across the windows, whereas the E170s have it below the window line.
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 29, 2019, 11:43:35 pm
Is it primarily the difference in the fin size that means that E170 decals won't work, or the position of the 'American' script on the forward fuselage?

It looks as if the E190s have the script on the centreline so it's right across the windows, whereas the E170s have it below the window line.

Combination of all..."American" script size is different size and position, plus the 190 N-numbers
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: Hobbes on January 30, 2019, 01:27:58 am
I know, I've been looking into what's available for printing decals and white and metallics are a real problem.

I really like the court line graphics, that style is one of my favorites.

I found a supplier that does a good job with white. He also offers metallic colors, but I haven't tried those yet.

http://decals.nl/ (http://decals.nl/)
Title: Re: Chicka-deecals
Post by: Weaver on January 30, 2019, 04:42:49 pm
So I have a decal request...a real world subject that I can't seem to find anywhere;  1/144 American Airlines Embraer E190.  Lots available for American Eagle E170/175s but no mainline 190 decals.  Same goes for USAirways. 

I'm an Instructor Pilot on the E190 at American and would love to be able to build a model of "my" airplane. WHIF decals for the 190 in old USAir colors would be nice too.

Next time you turn on the air con, spare me a thought: I now work in the factory that makes the air ducts for those. I spend all day making the risers that carry air from the underfloor ducts up around the cabin walls and into the overhead space. ;D :thumbsup: