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      Post #71397, posted on 01-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Been waiting for a while now to see if any of the decal-eers would come out with the `3D' or `photorealistic' windows, specifically cockpit window decals for some of the aircraft we model, specifically the VC-10 and Vanguard. If doing the BOAC and Air Canada versions, respectively, having grey or shady windows just doesn't cut it amongst all that dark paint these aircraft have up front. They'd benefit greatly, I think, from that internal `illumination' the newer style offers.

      So I've been trying to think of a way of doing it myself. First thought, not having access to pane by pane photos of the aircraft windshields in service, is to use a decal meant for another aircraft and somehow scan/cut the frames out /and enlarge/reprint it so that it will more or less fit under a frames-only decal for the [VC-10 and Vanguard].

      In any event, I'd be curious as to how the commercial/cottage guys are getting those graphics though perhaps that is like asking KFC for their secret recipe...

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      Post #71398, posted on 01-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Neils,
      I can't help with a way of doing it yourself but for my VC10 I used BAC 1-11 window decals from Authentic Airliners.
      If I was doing a Vanguard I would use AA Viscount windows.
      Cheers,
      Ian

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      Post #71399, posted on 01-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Ian, I was thinking of those.
      Did you just place them under the `proper' frames decal and treat the `inner' frames as `shadows' or did you actively cut the frames out of the `wrong' photodecal? Just talking about cockpit windows here.
      I can see the 1-11 pax windows working on the VC-10 and Viscount on the Vanguard. At least in 1/144.
      Niels

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      Post #71402, posted on 01-15-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Thanks Ian, I was thinking of those.
      Did you just place them under the `proper' frames decal and treat the `inner' frames as `shadows' or did you actively cut the frames out of the `wrong' photodecal? Just talking about cockpit windows here.
      I can see the 1-11 pax windows working on the VC-10 and Viscount on the Vanguard. At least in 1/144.
      Niels



      I have tried a few times to adapt Authentic Airliners windscreen decals to fit aircraft for which they weren't designed and with one exception (a Welsh Models Q400) it was a waste of time, money and effort. I actually tried it with a Vanguard and came to the conclusion that it would be significantly easier (and cheaper) to learn to make my own decals.

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      Post #71403, posted on 01-15-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Dave. Thinking cap on.........

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      Post #71404, posted on 01-15-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      In any event, I'd be curious as to how the commercial/cottage guys are getting those graphics though perhaps that is like asking KFC for their secret recipe...



      Well said, TOP SECRET, but good luck.

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      Post #71557, posted on 02-04-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Neils,
      Did you see my pm?
      Cheers,
      Ian

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      Post #71563, posted on 02-05-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Hi Neils,
      Did you see my pm?
      Cheers,
      Ian



      Thanks Ian!