Sunday, February 19, 2017

Nike Goon Build, Part 9, Black Trim

Here's the smaller fins.
A strip was set between the two fin triangles to keep the cuts in line.

Interesting thing about the trim. Down the root edge there is a thin white line. The squares set on the body tube are separate pieces. You don't have to worry about tucking the vinyl into the root edge.

The upper roll pattern was easy enough.
Wrap a strip all the way around the body tube.
Cut at the mid point below a small antennas and halfway between two antennas.
Lift out every other piece and position below the original line so the corner tips touch.
TIP: You could easily do a checkerboard pattern by repeating this "cut and lift" a few times down the tube. You just have to be sure the vertical cuts are straight and parallel.
There are cut-outs above the large fins. On the original decal sheet they are rectangles with rounded corners.

I didn't try to cut round corners but just cut of small triangular bits off each corner. Visually it'll imply a rounded end. Nobody will notice unless they really look close.

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