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  • Member since
    February, 2018
  • From: Va, USA
Help making "FIFI"
Posted by JJFlyer on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:38 AM

Hello,

I have been working on a Revell 1/48 B-29 and I want to model it after FIFI. I was wondering if you guys had any tips on hand painting the Noseart. 

Thanks,

JJFlyer

current projects:

1/48 Revell bf109 g10

 

on deck:

unknown scale Revell sr-71 blackbird

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    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 9:29 AM

Good luck with that. Considering it's 1/48 scale, it poses some difficult challenges - especially with the tiny spacings between the letters. Buy aftermarket decals instead. It'll make things a whole lot easier to replicate the real thing.

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 9:46 AM

You could also try making a decal. If you can find a decent side view, try and crop an image with the background as close to your paint color (silver) as you can get it.

Because the name is basically one object, you can cut around it. It looks blue.

  • Member since
    February, 2018
  • From: Va, USA
Posted by JJFlyer on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 9:57 AM

Where can I buy aftermarket decals for FIFI I haven't been able to find them so far

current projects:

1/48 Revell bf109 g10

 

on deck:

unknown scale Revell sr-71 blackbird

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 8:43 AM

You may find something useful in here...

http://www.shortfuse3d.com/B29FIFIfeature.html

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  • From: Malvern, PA
Posted by WillysMB on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 3:58 PM

Both FIFI and Doc will be in Reading first weekend in June. Also Yankee Lady and Memphis Belle.

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    December, 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:14 PM

If you can figure out what the scale dimensions would be for the Fifi nose art at 1/48 I could cut you vinyl masks and mail them to you.  You could apply the mask on and paint Fifi on the nose.  There are enough photos online that I should be able to get the artwork right off the photo of Fifi's nose art.  I just don't know what size it is in full-scale so I would not know what to scale it down to in 1/48.

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:19 PM

A much easier way would be for him to tell you how long the decal needs to be by measuring it off of the model.

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 7:55 PM

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 7:59 PM

You never cease to amaze. Found that in a dead deer, did you?

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    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:58 AM

GMorrison

You never cease to amaze. Found that in a dead deer, did you?

 

No animals were harmed!

  • Member since
    February, 2018
  • From: Va, USA
Posted by JJFlyer on Thursday, February 22, 2018 7:33 AM

Thank you so much! it worked great! Thank you!!Having trouble inserting photo I'll try again later

current projects:

1/48 Revell bf109 g10

 

on deck:

unknown scale Revell sr-71 blackbird

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, February 22, 2018 9:55 AM

Now all you need is decal paper and print your own. Micromark has Try it decal paper set for laser printer and inkjet printer. It comes with sealer as well.

Here's the link to the Try it decal paper set:

For inkjet printers

https://www.micromark.com/INKJET-DECAL-TRY-IT-PACK

For laser printers

https://www.micromark.com/LASER-TRY-IT-PACK

 

For Clear on White decal paper for inkjet printers This would help for the white A on the tail. Watch the video to see how to do it.

https://www.micromark.com/Clear-On-White-Decal-Paper-Ink-Jet-Printers

 

 

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