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Old 02-27-2007, 08:50 PM
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Just a quick one...

When looking at covering, I see a lot of designs. I know some kits come with decals but what I wonder is all the color designs with multiple colors on a plane... Are those just strips of monokote cut up and then ironed on? For example, this picture I got from the gallery..



All the different colors, are they just different monokote pieces stuck over the bottom main color? I n other words, can I design a plane with a scheme of multiple colors and just buy the different monokote colors and then cut them up into pieces I need and stick them on the main covering?
Old 02-27-2007, 09:16 PM
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Default RE: Covering question

On a covering job like that it is usually individual pieces cut and ironed on separately.
Trying to put that much trim over a single solid color would create a bubble nightmare.
MinnFlyer has some good videos here that show you how to do it step by step.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=726
Old 02-27-2007, 10:24 PM
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yeah, just watched it... I think I'll stick to something easy my first time around hehe
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Drew, a simple scheme and a good one for a first attempt is this one.

Start by covering the bottom with a dark color (Blue, red green etc.)

Then cover the top with a light color (White, yellow etc)

Then cover the top-front with the same color you put on bottom.

Finally, add a white pinstripe (If your light color is white) to give it a little pazzaz
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:25 AM
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Default RE: Covering question

Hey Mike...

Great videos by the way...

I posted it in another post but maybe you can help me. Do you have the 3 draws for a Sig Four-star that I can pop into Photoshop and use to practice covering colors on it and seeing the kind of design I might like to put on it when I finally get to my first build project this next winter?

I think i read somewhere that you were the photoshop king... Unless I'm mixing you up with someone else... So I'm sure you might know a thing or two about it.
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Ask and ye shall receive
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:38 AM
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