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    February 2021
Sold out decals
Posted by MJY65 on Sunday, April 11, 2021 11:32 AM

Is there a company out there that makes one-off runs of decal sets?  There are some sets that have been produced in the past, but are no longer available.  Specifically, I'm looking for a current set of markings for the 148th FW from Duluth, MN.  There are 1:72 available from Caracal and they also produced 1:48 in the past.  Speed hunter had them in 1:32, but not anymore.  

I've contacted Reid Publications (SH) and they can only get runs of 500.  No luck on eBay, either.  I don't think I can get away with home printing on 1:32.  It's going to look pretty bad that large.

Any secret sources for unicorns?

Thanks

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, April 11, 2021 1:52 PM

There are outfits that will print a decal sheet as long as you create the artwork first in vector file format.  They won't touch an already designed sheet as that would be copyright infringement.

 

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    February 2021
Posted by MJY65 on Sunday, April 11, 2021 2:31 PM

Any particular one you'd recommend for quality work?  I've contacted the 148th to see if they can supply the graphics files for their current markings.  

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, April 12, 2021 12:11 AM

Greg at DrawDecals is the best one I've dealt with located in the States:

https://www.shopdrawdecal.com/

 

Another was Josh Muma [Bedlam Creations]

https://www.bedlamcreations.com/

... but  found quality was not good in terms of matching some colours - can see a dot pattern.  They would be fine for black, white, and any standard colours.

 

There was a few in Europe, but one seems to have gone off the grid after a family member passed, and the other the quality was meh.

 

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, April 12, 2021 10:10 AM

It depends on the resolution of your prinrt- most inkjet printers are pretty high res these days.  A bigger problem is the res of your source graphics.  When I do a google image search these days graphics I set the size as "large" so I dont waste time with lo res results.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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