Although a lot of work has gone into this project, it won’t turn any heads
looking like this.
With all of the decals
in place, the Dora
needs details and
Photos by the author
Remember when you finished building that plastic model when you were a kid? It looked okay, but boring. Luckily, the kit included a sheet of full-color waterslide decals
and they made that airplane come alive!
I was thrilled when I learned that I could make
my own custom decals at home with only a
standard graphics program and an ordinary color
printer. This article will explain how to create the
artwork, print, and apply your own custom-made
waterslide decals on your project.
made your way
by Paul Kohlmann
The aircraft I’m working with is a 30-inch
Messerschmitt Bf 109 Dora. This is a great subject
because there is quite a range of paint schemes covering
the Spanish Civil War, the early years of World War
II in Europe, and even some race schemes from the
last international meets in Zurich before Europe was
consumed by hostilities.
I settled on the aircraft flown by Luftwaffe ace Werner
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