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1/48 decals
Posted by radartec65 on Monday, October 25, 2021 7:42 AM

Does anyone print decales for BUFFALO AIR in 1/48 for the DC3 or C47 ?

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, October 25, 2021 8:19 AM

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, October 25, 2021 4:03 PM

EDIT:  Whoops - just saw the glaring title 1/48 decals.  Ignore.

 

Minicraft were planning a future 1/144 DC3 in Buffalo Air markings - not sure what happend there. 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/minicraft-model-kits-14714-dc-3-c-47a-buffalo-airways--310134

It was also listed on Hobbylinc - not sure if it was ever done or not

https://www.hobbylinc.com/minicraft-dc-3:c-47a-buffalo-airways-plastic-model-airplane-kit-1:144-scale-14714

 

 

Thanks,

John

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 5:18 PM

Making your own isn't difficult if you can find the art. A set in another scale, although enlarging would have possible issues.

Online photos. 

Paint the stripe.

My top source for airline decals is Vintage Flyer. Great product, great service. 
I don't see Buffalo there though.

He will print you art he has in scale of your choice.

Ive known people who have commissioned decals from him as well.

Never hurts to ask.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:51 AM

GMorrison

Making your own isn't difficult if you can find the art. A set in another scale, although enlarging would have possible issues.

Online photos. 

Paint the stripe.

My top source for airline decals is Vintage Flyer. Great product, great service. 
I don't see Buffalo there though.

He will print you art he has in scale of your choice.

Ive known people who have commissioned decals from him as well.

Never hurts to ask.

 

Bill

 

 Scaling up to 1:48 can indeed create resolution issues.  One thing I like about a Google Image search is that it will give you the dimensions of the image in pixels.  Airliner liverie tend to be very long horizontally.  The horizontal pixels should be at least 1000 pixels.  Also various graphics software varies a lot on the quality of results when resizing.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    July 2019
  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted by Bobstamp on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:37 PM

A quick search with DuckDuckGo turned up several good Buffalo Airlines images, including their logo and name, in high-enough resolution to use for DIY decals. My goal in my re-kindled scale modelling interest is to replicate as close as possible particular aircraft and ships with which I have had personal experience.

The best decal film I've found, with both clear and white substrates, is made by Kodiak. It's been much easier than I ever dreamed to make my own decals. If I can use any of the decals that come with kits, I scan them first at high resolution so they can be sized to the scale I need.

Bob 

On the bench: 1/500 Revell S.S. Hope, being built as the hospital ship U.S.S. Repose; Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre, and a diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962 (I'm using Minicraft's 1/48 model of the Mentor). 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:26 PM

rocketman2000

 

 
GMorrison

Making your own isn't difficult if you can find the art. A set in another scale, although enlarging would have possible issues.

Online photos. 

Paint the stripe.

My top source for airline decals is Vintage Flyer. Great product, great service. 
I don't see Buffalo there though.

He will print you art he has in scale of your choice.

Ive known people who have commissioned decals from him as well.

Never hurts to ask

Bill

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion.  Just asked if he's would be interested in doing two sets for and unlimited racer, in 1/48.

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