Saturday, December 31, 2016
More Rockets Mach 10 Build Part 11, White Trim
The white crosses were going to take some extra time.
Before cutting any decals, a cross was drawn on paper to be sure the visual balance was right.
The Olive Drab paint is a flat finish. Water slide decals don't stick well to flat paint.
I applied a light coat of Future to smooth out the decal areas. After the decals are on and dried a light dusting of dull coat should re-flat the finish.
I didn't use a white decal sheet to cut the white strips. That wouldn't be opaque enough. A clear decal sheet was sprayed with gloss white.
Thin strips were cut. A strip of masking tape was used to space the white lines evenly.
After the strips dried a new single edged razor blade was used to cut through the intersections of the tic-tac-toe pattern cross.
The centers were carefully lifted leaving the cross.
In the light reflection you can see some balsa grain. I didn't do an entire grain fill to deep the glider as light as I could.