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Airliner window decals
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, August 2, 2019 10:04 PM

Quick question for you experts. Is there a trick to applying airliner window decals nice and straight? I have an Airfix 1/144 VC-10 and plan to fill in the existing windows and apply AHS decals but I am concerned about making them perfectly straight and level. 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 2, 2019 10:57 PM

Depends on the decals.  Some come with the forward and aft doors as part of the windows which really helps align.  Otherwise it's usually an offset from a boot stripe... which I tend to get crooked.  Lots of water and when your sure, stand back or look at it in a mirror. 

Thanks,

John

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, August 3, 2019 6:43 AM

I always use the setting solution (not solvent solution) on those except for those from Draw Decals.  The later stretch with setting solution.

Are the ones you have problems with windows along with other stripes and details?  If windows only, that clear window solution works fine on 1:144 size windows as an alternate to decals.

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, August 3, 2019 9:40 AM

Thanks guys!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:31 PM

Honestly...a Mk. 1 eyeball is the best.  Look from the tail to the nose....and then from the nose to the tail...while the decals are still able to be moved.  Adjust bit by bit until the line of windows is straight.  Then softly blot....let dry a bit...and hit it with softener for the fix.

Cheers, LeeTree
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