Thursday, June 8, 2017

Estes STM-012 Kitbash to the B32-M Spike, Part 10, Decals and Trim

The fins got a different decal treatment.
I used a marked spacer strip to be sure all three bars were consistently spaced.

The home print decals stuck and wrapped around the outside edge very well.

The payload section also got something different.
On the left was the initial aluminum paint and decal wraps.

The inset shows some random pieces cut from chrome Monokote trim.
These were simple strips and rectangles. While the chrome on aluminum contrast looks great, it needed something more.

I made some round spots with the rotary punch.

The inset picture shows the knife tip picking the circle out of the cutter tube. The rotary punch cuts through both the chrome and backing paper.

Initially I was going to place the circles over the chrome pieces already on the model. I thought it might show up better. Look close and you can see the first circle placed over the chrome. It almost disappeared!

The inset picture shows the final look with the chrome dots placed.
A repeated chrome overlay is also on the other side.

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