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      Post #70316, posted on 07-04-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Are there any plans in the works for a new decal for the new AF #1 ?

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      Post #70321, posted on 07-05-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I haven't even seen a 1:144 decal for the current VC-25As, so I don't know if one will be coming for the 747-8-based aircraft either. Decals for Presidential aircraft haven't been attempted often, for some reason. I don't know if it's because the colors are so difficult to match, if the "United States of America" lettering is so difficult to get correct, or if all the details and colors in the Presidential Seal are so difficult to print correctly. (I kind of hoped we would see decals for the VC-25s, but I ended up losing interest some time ago and the VC-137s are where it now ends for me.)

      As for the aircraft that will replace the VC-25As, it would be a good idea to wait until the real aircraft are converted and painted, and any changes to the paint scheme can be accounted for. If you absolutely can't wait, the decals in the most recent reissue of the Revell E-4B give you excellent "United States of America" lettering to work with. You will, however, be on your own for the BAC 5070/5071 blue stripes and accents, the tail numbers, the Presidential seal and other markings unique to the Presidential aircraft.

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      Post #70322, posted on 07-05-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I have it all drawn. Honestly, it's probably going to be at least another 5-10 years before we see the real thing painted.

      FWIW, the Presidential Seal alone has 10 colors in it. And decals are priced on number of colors primarily.



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      Post #70324, posted on 07-07-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      @Jennings, you can probably yank the nose receptacle for the in-flight refueling, IIRC they said those are no longer required.

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      Post #70325, posted on 07-08-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks guys. Jennings great work as usual. I wonder if Revell Germany takes a chance with it as a marking for their kit. Sure would sell some kits. But like you said, 5-10 years down the road at least.

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      Post #70328, posted on 07-08-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      If they were smart they would. But that's never been their strong suit.

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      Post #70340, posted on 07-12-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Oh jeez-us...

      https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/12/politics/trump-air-force-one-paint-design/index.html

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      Post #70342, posted on 07-12-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I'll add "trashing current Airforce One scheme" to my long list of reasons the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue should be a one termer.

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      Post #70343, posted on 07-12-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      ...or less.