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Post  newt5550 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:01 pm

Nice work Billy. Do you really want that plain white Escort. Send it me Laughing Wink
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Post  bmd on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:57 pm

thanks guys for kind comments, not sure how they'll turn out but as magnus magnusson would say................................i've started so..........well, you know the rest!! Smile

sean, just stripped m8, apart from the rear spoiler; i have yet to perfect the stripping of plastic bits without ruining the plastic, so i just sand with fine emery paper and apply top coat....i know what you mean about edges, i have one wee bit about 3-4 mm along a rear arch which will need touched in, or if i'm lucky a decal will cover it lol!! just have to be careful not to rub to hard m8................ affraid Embarassed (did i really just say that??!!)
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Post  bmd on Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:57 pm

wee bit more done, waiting on blue wheels coming, a couple of boot decals to go on yet..........she's no minter but think she will sit ok with the rest of ari's motors... Smile



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Post  bmd on Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:58 pm

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Post  Cowley on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:11 pm

That looks sweet Billy - well done mate. Wink
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Post  bmd on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:13 pm

ah thanks david, new wheels will help, rear decals then have a go at the sunstrip in white lettering........... (hence my decals query in the 'help' section lol!)
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Post  Cowley on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:18 pm

What colour is around the white lettering Billy?
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Post  bmd on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:22 pm

the decals come in two parts m8, a dark blue background (already applied) then the white lettering on a very light blue backing sheet...but when i removed the decal, the lettering was so transparent you couldn't see it hardly at all....this is a result of my copying the whole original decal sheet onto clear decal paper then printing..... Sad i'm sure the original 1:24 would be fine...........
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Post  Cowley on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:31 pm

I'd completely redo the sunstrip as one complete decal, printing the dark blue background on white decal paper, and leaving the white lettering devoid of any colour. The white decal paper will then give you the white lettering you need mate. You will just have to cut it all out very carefully. Wink
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Post  bmd on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:35 pm

ah thanks m8, sounds like a plan, just bought a couple of sheets of white decal paper the other day so i'll have a go...might have a go at printing those other decals as well, the ones i pm'd you about, which wont show up on a black model when printed on a clear decal sheet; might be worth a shout, plus i want to fill the decal paper with something to avoid wastage....(not that i'm a tight git you understand... Embarassed ) lol!

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Post  Cowley on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:45 pm

No worries mate - happy to help if I can! Wink

Another top tip re printing decals... Group your decals in the top inch or two across the width of the decal sheet. That way you will only print out that top inch or two, trim that off with a scalpel along a straight edge, and then you will be left with a slightly shorter sheet of decal paper to use next time.

Job's a good un! Wink
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Post  bmd on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:52 pm

ah there's no substitute for experience lol!!! cheers

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Post  Cowley on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:59 pm

lol!

Just don't keep printing and trimming so that it leaves you with a strip of decal paper too short for the printer to grab and feed through the rollers!

Cough cough, ahem ahem, not that I've done that before of course! Rolling Eyes
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Post  bmd on Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:07 pm

lol!
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Post  Cowley on Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:10 pm

Thought you'd like that fella! Wink
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Post  Cazzo on Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:20 pm

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That's looking well Billy, there's no holding you back now Cool

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Post  bmd on Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:23 pm

ah thanks col, if you were holding it in your hands you'd see its a bit rough round the edges, joys of my half-assed painting plus using up-scaled 1:24 decals copied onto paper..... but overall it will sit nicely methinks, had a spare mk2 anyway and the decals didnt cost a mint, so no biggie, i should be happy enough when its done...
cheers m8 (ps i sent you a pm recently m8 but my sent box was full, so maybe you didnt get it?
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Post  Zeus on Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:37 pm

The rear stripes are wrong on this but they are correct on solido version:




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Post  Cazzo on Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:39 pm

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Looks spot on from here Billy Wink
Was that PM about the MKll's I have? replied in the thread, someone wasn't looking Razz

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Post  bmd on Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:31 pm

dave......thats great m8, thanks for those........... Smile

col, sorry, sorry and thrice sorry...............i am indeed guilty of visual amnesia my friend!! Embarassed Embarassed

cheers m8! lol!
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Post  brian on Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:45 pm

Looks great Billy, dont knock your work at all. That looks cracking so far!

Cowley wrote:No worries mate - happy to help if I can! Wink

Another top tip re printing decals... Group your decals in the top inch or two across the width of the decal sheet. That way you will only print out that top inch or two, trim that off with a scalpel along a straight edge, and then you will be left with a slightly shorter sheet of decal paper to use next time.

Job's a good un! Wink

What i do is create a document in Illustrator thats A6 (or A7 depending on what i need), then place all the decals im printing onto that document. Then all i have to do is cut my A4 decal sheet into 4 pieces for A6, or 8 pieces for A7, and put that small piece into my printer and print away.

Illustrator knows to print in A6/A7, printer knows its printing A6/A7 so never have any problems

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Post  mcm motorsport on Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:47 pm

top work so far billy!

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Post  newt5550 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:56 pm

Looks good so far Billy. When you done ya can build me one Wink
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Post  bmd on Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:27 pm

brian, paul, chris.cheers guys, much appreciated; its like always, you notice the wee flaws in your own stuff far more than anyone else does i suppose....

chris, for petes sake m8 let me try to finish the first one!! lol! lol!
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Post  Ted Creedon on Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:01 am

That's some work, Billy, very tasty
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