Saturday, January 28, 2017
Estes Galactic Taxi #1914 Build Part 10, Yellow Paint and Decals
The model gets an coat of bright yellow.
That's it! All yellow, no masking.
I always shoot the inside areas that might not get full paint coverage first. Then shoot the entire model overall yellow.
I printed up the decal scan that was on oldrocketplans.com. That print is on the left, the new version is on the right.
I wasn't happy with how they printed up. The scan picked some yellowing and that showed up on the home print decal.
Some of the edges were blurred so I did a re-draw.
The decals were green and orange! A green canopy window?
I did add some black to the mix, just a little.
It's not an exact match, but who cares?
Here's a closeup, the first print on the left, the new print on the right.
On the left you can see some of the slight scan discoloration. I was concerned the border areas wouldn't be clear.
Again, not exact but the transfers will be cleaner.