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Old 07-30-2002, 04:23 PM
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Default New Goldberg Extra 300 Site is up...

For any of you Carl Goldberg Extra 300 fans out there (or even
Apple/Macintosh fans), I've launched the new site for "Mac Daddy"...
my new Carl Goldberg Extra 300, complete with kit reviews, photos,
links, and a bunch of other stuff. Just a little tribute to the CG
Extra, Apple Computer and all us Mac Heads out here. Very unique
covering scheme on this plane, might want to check it out!

Thanks,

Tom

URL: http://www.renderwurx.com/rc/MDextra300/
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Old 07-30-2002, 04:59 PM
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Great job on the OS Extra. There are several Macdaddy's here and oddly enough, I think we're all CDs, ADs or GDs. I am usually all 3. Check out Mike James' site at nextcraft.com. He's documenting a 1/6 scale B200 KingAir project that he and I are collaborating on. RE: fine details in monokote, I like to print in reverse from illustrator, lightly spray mount to backing sheet then exacto. How did you cut yours?
Again, Great job.

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That's one heck of a good looking bird.
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Thanks!

I'm quite proud of it for my second kit.

What I really want to do is an awesome scale warbird now!

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I liked your website. Particularly the detail on putting graphics on your plane . I'm not a graphics specialist by trade, but I like creating nice looking planes. Your work makes mine look like amateur hour . But we ended up using the same types of tools. I mock-up my covering scheme in Adobe Photoshop (on a PC) first, long before covering goes onto the plane. And I prefer carefully cutting out covering material to doing cut vinyl. For me that's an economic decision.

Anyhow, great looking plane, great site.

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Cheech,

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. Photoshop rules when it comes to mocking up covering schemes. Illustrator is a great help to if you're trying to come up with some real nice, smooth, vectored graphics for special type, logos, etc. Once you make them in Illustrator, you can drag & drop them into Photoshop to skin them onto your plane photo, as well as print them directly from photoshop to be cut out of film.

I agree, cutting your own is more economical, but it can get really tough if you need really small lettering. I just avoid it now, but if I ever really "need" that small lettering, I'll design it in Illustrator and give a vinyl cutter the EPS file to cut it for me. The rub really comes in though if you're trying to match MonoKote/UltraCote colors... can't really do it. Black or White are usually a safe bet but that's about it.

Also, I'm not to sure how fuelproof the vinyl is (glow), don't imagine it's really designed to be glow fuelproof. Also, what about re-heating/stretching a wing... how will it behave then? It must not be a really big problem, since so many people opt to go the vinyl route.

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Sweet looking Extra....
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It works out good that small lettering is hard to cut out of covering but that small stuff is CHEEEEP in vinyl. On my Patrick ARC ( http://www.devino.org/mark/airplanepics/dp330l.htm ) the big stuff, like the wing lettering, is all cut covering. The small stuff is vinyl. And BTW, the vinyl is not really affected if you have to reshink your monocote every once in awhile.

I should get one of those STIKA vinyl cutters. I like nice looking planes all pimped out with good well-placed graphics. And I also NEED to go get Adobe Illustrator.
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