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Decals for Ford Trimotor seen in Public Enemy

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Decals for Ford Trimotor seen in Public Enemy
Posted by bigbluejavelin on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:35 PM

 Does anyone know of any decals available for the Monogram 1/77 model kit for the one used in the movie Public Enemy from 2009? I have 2 kits of this and want to do an Island Airlines version as that was the one that I had my first airplane ride in around 1976, and my daughter's first ride was in the one used in the 2009 movie Public Enemy around 2010, so I would like to do both versions as a commemoration of our first flights. Serendipitously, we both had our first rides in the co-pilots seat! Cost a bit more to pull this off for my dauhter as it was an extra $100.00, but it was worth it. I happened to be seated in the same spot that Johnny Depp was in during the movie. Cool as hell right? I am not afraid of spending on this build as it was such a milestone in both our lives.

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:48 PM

Never having seen the film I had to do a bit-o-research, and came up with Eastern Air Transport.

Draw Decals does a set for the 1:72-ish Revellogram Ford Trimotor. 

Greg Drawbaugh is a good guy.  Decals are printed to order.  Order direct from drawdecal.com.   Turn around in 10 days to 2 weeks.

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    June 2009
Posted by bigbluejavelin on Thursday, November 18, 2021 6:07 PM

 Just what I am looking for! Thanks so much, I better order 2 sets just in case I screw one up. Also I think we should all support those that make this hobby awesome.

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Thursday, November 18, 2021 6:17 PM

Draw decals, the entire sheet is decal carrier film.  Trim closely to the image to minimize film showing, especially on the trimotor corrugations.  

Apply to a gloss surface.  Dip decal in water for 5 seconds, remove and wait for 30 seconds.  Draw's stuff releases that quick. They do work with microscale products

  • Member since
    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:46 PM

What a great project and you will be reliving those memories every step of the buildSmileYes

I don't know if these pics would be useful but here are some shots that I took in 2015 at the War Eagle museum in El Paso. Enjoy your build.

Gil

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    June 2009
Posted by bigbluejavelin on Thursday, December 2, 2021 5:34 PM

 Those are pretty nice pictures, better than the ones I took. Thanks !

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    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Sunday, December 5, 2021 7:25 PM

No problem and I hope you really enjoy your build.

Gil

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    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Monday, December 6, 2021 7:27 AM

I think it is a shame that a good kit of the tri-motor is not on the market.  The Revell kit is okay, but the scale difference is enough that aftermarket engines look weird. The airfix kit has a problem with the struts that hold the engines.  I could not get them to point straight ahead.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    June 2009
Posted by bigbluejavelin on Monday, December 13, 2021 8:40 PM

 Got the decals from Draw Decal the other day. They look really good. Hopefully, I will start on it this winter.

 

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 9:47 AM

Good luck with this very special project!  I remember when Johnny Depp was in Oshkosh filming parts of this movie!

TJS

TJS

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