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Old 12-15-2011, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Carl@Semroc
I did consider a decal for the payload section, but it would have added $6.00 to the cost, based on the size. Only one would fit on a sheet. It is also difficult to get a decal to cover that area without wrinkles. Tape and monocote are easier for me to get straight lines than the thin decal material. I had thought of printing it on the vinyl stock that we use for tape discs, but it is even harder to apply without wrinkles. Decisions, decisions....

Yeah, a single decal for the payload would be expensive overkill, especially since it would be mostly clear, gobbling up a lot of decal stock real estate. I was thinking more along the lines of just the checkerboard as one small decal, and a few black rectangles tightly nested . Then again, that's simple enough I suspect I could whip one off myself in less time than I'd spend masking. I've just never been a big fan of monokote or tape on smaller models--they tend to look way too "thick" for my taste.
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