747-8F / 747-400F – Working with the side cargo door (1)

Hello everyone, I have been able to start working a little bit on the side cargo door and the first thing to do was to research the actual 1/1 inner space dimensions. This has been quite interesting to start, at simple sight when the door is closed, it looks taller, but the actual opening looks more squarish. This is because of the space required for the rollers and the top cover where the two mechanisms are located, so the door actually sits on these areas as well as in the small frame around the opening. It may be a little …

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Decals – Success on whites and colors

Everyone, Apologies for not updating the blog lately with the last projects. Work has been focused onto creating units as requested and I thought to give a little update on regards the decals. I can confirm (at least from the tests done so far) that I will finally be able to go on with the decals and therefore creating more artworks and decal liveries. I’ve done a test on a smoothly-rough black plastic surface with first, a white underlaying decal (left side of the photo) and then with the decal color on top (right side of the photo). There are …

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Decals – First test passed

Hello everyone, November the 1st, we are entering into winter and this allows for a better work with the resin, although I really need to get a new mask to protect myself well from all the chemicals I handle, specially due the photo etched process. I finally have been able to do a proper decal print, I call it a test but it is actually a valid decal. So far I did first tests with the galley decals because I knew I needed to adjust a few lines and redesign the whites in order for them to be printed properly …

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