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Nothing like decals to dress up a model

Post  rsv1cox on Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:42 pm

or maybe in this case, to dress down.  A little excessive maybe....

Before....





I added landing gear fairings.  I epoxied them on well, but give them only about one cycle.  



The McCoy decals only lie a little bit, after I take a trip down memory lane with the Space Bug Jr. I think I will install this McCoy red head .049, it came with a radial mount that should make it easy.



Ace of the base...



I realized to late that I should have trimmed the McCoy decals round, I will probably clear coat it which may blend them in.  Next time, I’m trimming.
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Re: Nothing like decals to dress up a model

Post  rogermharris on Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:25 pm

i like it!
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Re: Nothing like decals to dress up a model

Post  rsv1cox on Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:03 am

rogermharris wrote:i like it!  

Well Roger, looks like your the only one out of many. Maybe I overdid it a bit.

Bob
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Re: Nothing like decals to dress up a model

Post  rogermharris on Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:53 am

rsv1cox wrote:
rogermharris wrote:i like it!  

Well Roger,  looks like your the only one out of many.  Maybe I overdid it a bit.

Bob

donno bob... its a good looking plane. well finished. what model is it? interesting design on the tail
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Re: Nothing like decals to dress up a model

Post  dirk gently on Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:18 am

I was going to say, may have been a tad better to trim the McCoy stickers, but you already mentioned it. Other than that it looks super sharp. I especially like the landing gear fairings. If you're afraid they will fall off, you can always secure them with some yellow thread on the top and bottom.
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Re: Nothing like decals to dress up a model

Post  KariFS on Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:53 am

That's a good looking model, it was already before the decals but the decals dress it up very nice. I don't think it's excessive at all. And the cowling looks perfect Smile

Were the red and blue graphics part of the kit or did you design them?

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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:21 am

Thanks guys,  It's a Walt Musciano design of many years ago called a Cyclone.  One of the first, maybe the first kit (Scientific) I built and flew with a Space Bug Jr.  Black Hawk models has revived it.

The more I think about it, I believe that it's the one that got off the lines flew away and is now somewhere in the woods of New Hampshire.  I actually got in my car and chased it as it circled away.  Smile

I got the decals through ebay, 1/24 - 1/32 scale I believe.  I did a search for aviation oriented decals but found none in that scale, these are model car decals.

I'm a little worried about how it will fly. The kit has no provisions for a rudder, only a tip weight. I built no offset into the engine as the plans didn't call for it.
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Re: Nothing like decals to dress up a model

Post  getback on Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:33 am

Bob I really like the way that hollowed log looks I have this kit and need to get off the chair and get with it for fly your log day lol!   Dive Bomber Baby !!
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Re: Nothing like decals to dress up a model

Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:33 am

It turned out really well Bob, I hope it's everything you remembered!

I think you should keep the SBJ on the nose for nostalgia sake.

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Re: Nothing like decals to dress up a model

Post  rogermharris on Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:36 am

rsv1cox wrote:Thanks guys,  It's a Walt Musciano design of many years ago called a Cyclone.  One of the first, maybe the first kit (Scientific) I built and flew with a Space Bug Jr.  Black Hawk models has revived it.

The more I think about it, I believe that it's the one that got off the lines flew away and is now somewhere in the woods of New Hampshire.  I actually got in my car and chased it as it circled away.  Smile

I got the decals through ebay, 1/24 - 1/32 scale I believe.  I did a search for aviation oriented decals but found none in that scale, these are model car decals.

I'm a little worried about how it will fly.  The kit has no provisions for a rudder, only a tip weight.  I built no offset into the engine as the plans didn't call for it.  

yea you may want to add some engine offset to bee safe. you can always make your own decals with the waterslide printer paper that's available.
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