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Old 12-29-2017, 10:17 PM
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I’m going to need some basic decals for a project soon. It may turn into a full repaint as well but until I see it I will start with the botched decals they definitely need to be replaced. Thanks up front!

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Old 12-30-2017, 12:41 AM
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Nothing like tailor made decals in detail and quality .
Shipping a letter from Germany is not that expensive anyway.
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www.callie-graphics.com
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
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Good work at a very reasonable price!

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Originally Posted by rhklenke View Post
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Good work at a very reasonable price!

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+2 for me on this one...used Callie before and great work, good turn around time and good pricing. If you are wanting military markings, I'd check with Jerry at Pro-Mark.
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Hmm, I’m surprised no one recommends pro mark.

Pro-Mark Dry Transfer Graphice, for modelers, stock and custom orders.
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Fender...are you looking for dry transfers or vinyl ?? Tailer is not expensive and ships easily via USPS.
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My thoughts on this are that most of what used to be water transfer can now be done with printed on vinyl and it holds up better.
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Well im not sure you can do vinyl in the small lettering for the jet panel markings, if I have to repaint the entire jet I don't mind doing tailormade plus still a chance I will be in Germany soon and he could ship them there. Im hoping i can just replace the current decals, i figured the few things i may need would be easier to get here stateside.
The above websites can probably handle what i need, they all will have to d a custom set since none of them have a 1/6 F-18 in anything and I need desert color subdued decals.

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Old 12-30-2017, 10:47 AM
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Go with Tailor Made Decals. They are absolutely the very best. Most of the Jet World Masters use them. Also, they are a fantastic company to work with, have quick turn around times and they guarantee their work. Don't forget that they offer paint too.

http://www.tailormadedecals.com/index.php?language=en

I haven't had any luck with Promark. IMO, they have horrible customer service.
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Thanks Andy, I will def go with them if I have to repaint the jet since I will need the paint mask but for the couple of items i need its not cost effective. I want know until I receive the jet if it needs to be repainted or if I can live with what they did to the nose section and decals I need the the circled because i had them remove those, they used decals with gray back grounds completely ruined it
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Yes tailor made is best period. If my f18 didn't crash I was going to paint mine also because they messed up so many things. My friend just got a f15 from SM and one of the wings says NO PETS instead of NO STEP on the entire wing...

the thing about tailor made is the attention to detail. Everything will be the right scale and he does his research. The set he makes for the landing gear alone is second to none.

shipping was easy all the time from him. I did my f15 and f22 with him. Also had him do the landing gear and fighting omars on the f18 since skymaster was unable to do it.
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Originally Posted by gunradd View Post
Yes tailor made is best period. If my f18 didn't crash I was going to paint mine also because they messed up so many things. My friend just got a f15 from SM and one of the wings says NO PETS instead of NO STEP on the entire wing...

the thing about tailor made is the attention to detail. Everything will be the right scale and he does his research. The set he makes for the landing gear alone is second to none.

shipping was easy all the time from him. I did my f15 and f22 with him. Also had him do the landing gear and fighting omars on the f18 since skymaster was unable to do it.
Yeah man I should have just ordered it without decals but this was listed on their website as a scheme and I provided a ton of pictures with actual paint samples. They really need to get a new painter, the worst part was they said they "could have done the correct color but it would have just taken longer", after 7 months whats another month! What kind of business model is that? Sorry im just really angry because as you know this jet is not cheap and to redo all this will cost a ton. I know it doesn't matter much to them since im just one person but this was the last time, they lost me as a customer. They can design some crazy stuff, build this large scale jets but can't just look at freaking picture and copy it??

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I spent allot of time going back and forth with emails and pics also only to have it all wrong....

on the bright side their will be some nice new scale jets out this next year that should be worlds better.
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I was the first state side customer and dealt directly with Ralle (13 yrs ago). He was the best then, and is the best still.

.....but.....still hard to beat dry transfers done right.
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Originally Posted by gunradd View Post
I spent allot of time going back and forth with emails and pics also only to have it all wrong....

on the bright side their will be some nice new scale jets out this next year that should be worlds better.
yeah me and Dirk talked about that, fingers crossed.
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Originally Posted by AndyAndrews View Post
Go with Tailor Made Decals. They are absolutely the very best. Most of the Jet World Masters use them. Also, they are a fantastic company to work with, have quick turn around times and they guarantee their work. Don't forget that they offer paint too.

Tailormadedecals

I haven't had any luck with Promark. IMO, they have horrible customer service.
Just looked at the Tailor Made site, looks great! I used them maybe 6 or so years ago on a F-16 re-paint project. Don't think they offered the dry transfers or stencils but they were nice. I've used Pro-Mark 3 times for WWII projects and they were fast, great and impeccable on their product. I think Jerry had a massive heart attack or something happened at some point. May be wrong.

I've been scratching and itching to strip down my SM 1/5 scale F-16 from it's Orange Netherlands Show scheme to Arctic Aggressor camo and load it up with ordinance. BIIIGGG project though!!!

Just grateful we have some quality folks making these!
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Originally Posted by FenderBean View Post
Iím going to need some basic decals for a project soon. It may turn into a full repaint as well but until I see it I will start with the botched decals they definitely need to be replaced. Thanks up front!
I've always had good luck with Aeroloft's Decals. (Home Page)

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Originally Posted by jetflyr View Post
I've always had good luck with Aeroloft's Decals. (Home Page)

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Cindy is kind of hit or miss. Product is good....but it can be frustrating dealing with her.
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IF you guys are that picky, you should not be dealing with ARFs at all, I have never seen one that accurate to begin with. No one seems to care at my field.

The next best thing to building now is to get a white ARF, at least that way it comes out the way you want, and as a bonus you can get the hatches and gear doors to fit. Nothing worse than having a US$5-10K ARF with potato chip gear doors and 1/4 inch gaps

EDIT: I have used promark over the years with good results, it helps if you understand their workflow. Tailor Made is great I have had samples and hope to use them, but I prefer dry transfer if at all possible, I thought Ralle was going to venture into dry transfer but I have not talked to him in a couple of years. Honestly, if I was going to do water slide decals I would probably do them myself, using color laser printing. Calle is great but I cant see vinyl markings on a serious scale plane. just IMHO

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The Callie Graphics nomenclature stuff is printed black (or whatever color its supposed to be) on a thin clear backing, its got very little border and it doesn't look bad at all.
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Originally Posted by FalconWings View Post
Cindy is kind of hit or miss. Product is good....but it can be frustrating dealing with her.
++1
The above quote is putting it mildly......
A few years ago I was recommended Aeroloft for decals to go on my JHH A-7D. What showed up were the wrong size/scale, & wrong font; I was advised that it was all my fault and that I didnt know what I was talking about. (I flew A-7ís in the USAF and NMANG so Iím not entirely clueless).
Needless to say Cindy/Aeroloft never got my business again.

I only use Rallie @ Tailormade; he does dry transfers as well, however they are somewhat more expensive and for me the water slide decals do fine.

As for Callie, I know her personally and her custom work is great and fast. The limiting factor is that they are vinyl stick ons and IMO not suitable for high end scale models and are limited as to how small they can be.
BTW, she can do printed shirts as well.

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Matt this is constantly mentioned when this kind of thread pops up, not everyone has the ability to do full up builds with paint. My hobby room at the moment is a 24 foot enclosed trailer. Trust me I would love to do this myself, I have been wanting to learn some higher level painting since that’s the one area I need work on. Just is not possible for me atm, I’m not asking for anything worthy of scale competition just something that looks like the dozen pictures I sent.
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Originally Posted by gunradd View Post
Yes tailor made is best period. If my f18 didn't crash I was going to paint mine also because they messed up so many things. My friend just got a f15 from SM and one of the wings says NO PETS instead of NO STEP on the entire wing...

the thing about tailor made is the attention to detail. Everything will be the right scale and he does his research. The set he makes for the landing gear alone is second to none.

shipping was easy all the time from him. I did my f15 and f22 with him. Also had him do the landing gear and fighting omars on the f18 since skymaster was unable to do it.

Lol, very funny, but they are right - no pets allowed ;-)

I am doing a Airworld F104 and the decals from Tailormade are not that cheap...... all in all, with maintenance decals can go up to 800 bucks..

Happy New Year guys
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If you want scale go with Tailor Made. And yes they do fantastic dry transfers. Some of the best in the business. They are expensive but you get what you pay for.
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