Friday, September 26, 2014
Estes Black Brant III, Part 15, Decal Fix? Part 1
This time my ordered included "white" decals. These are meant for decals that need a white undercoat or border. I thought these would be much thinner than the clear sheets I sprayed with white paint.
They were - almost too thin.
The decal sheet did get three coats of Krylon clear.
Down the main body of the rocket there is a white vertical band around 3/8" wide.
These stripes were cut down the long 11" side of the sheet, still too small for the length of the body tube.
The second piece was carefully matched up.
I tried to plan ahead, the seam will be covered by the Canada flag decal.
More white was cut, just a bit larger than the flag.
The white box was set down first followed by the red flag.
Mentioned earlier, the decals are a bit translucent over the red body.
I probably could have done two layers of white, making it opaque.
I was concerned about it being three layers and ending up too thick.