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      Post #73917, posted on 11-29-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      What are your recommendations for decals for the corogard wing/tailplane sections for a 1/144th Revell B747-100/200?

      I've been scouring the internet and am batting zero.

      Thank you!

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      Post #73919, posted on 11-29-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      DRAW Decal recently released a new 747 corogard sheet. I just used it on my 1/200 747 and it is great, I would recommend it.

      EDIT: Unaware if it is available in 1/144 however.

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      Post #73920, posted on 11-29-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Exactly.

      It was one of the first places I had looked and only saw it offered in 1/200th.

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      Post #73921, posted on 11-29-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      That is one of the easiest coroguards to paint. It's all straight lines. Simply mask and paint.

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      Post #73922, posted on 11-29-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I use primer gray to start the wing and then tape off the corogard and spray the wing the final colors. As Ahmed said, it is the best looking corogard 747-100/200 I have seen and it is pretty easy. I am finishing a 1/144 Continental 747-124 right now.

      Good luck,

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      Post #73923, posted on 11-29-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Or ask Greg to re-size his 1/200 sheet for 1/144.

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      Post #73926, posted on 11-30-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi guys,

      As stated by Ahmed, mask and paint top and bottom, Tamiya XF-19.

      All the best,
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      Post #73927, posted on 11-30-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Thank you all for the input.

      My initial thought was to mask and I'll go that route.

      As you may know, the scribe lines are deep. I've already started puttying these. The tops are completed and I'll begin working on the bottoms this weekend. The flap canoes will be a bit of a pain as they're molded into the wing. Just more work which, admittedly, I was trying to avoid. I've made a photocopy of both top and bottom of the wings and have the templates of where I'll need to tape. No biggie, really. All-in-all, just a few extra steps. I'll also start working on filling-in the control surfaces as these deep scribe lines look very unrealistic to me.

      Am considering UAL 'Stars and Bars' scheme as it reminds me of my youth, spending countless hours on the observation deck at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport. Also considering the PAA striped version to pay homage, even 'though I was never a fan of PAA.

      We'll see.

      Again, I thank you for taking the time to reply.

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      Post #73940, posted on 12-01-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      That is one of the easiest coroguards to paint. It's all straight lines. Simply mask and paint.



      Fully agree. Why chance a decal that may tend to bubble, wrinkle or curl when masking and painting couldn't be simpler? Three straight lines per Boeing gray painted upper wing and horizontal stabilizer top and bottom, apply appropriately thinned Model Master Steel (or Corogard match of your choice) and you've got it. No need to mask around flap track fairings as 747 lower wing photos I have seen show overall Boeing gray with natural metal leading edges. And, based on photo references, no need to add wing walk stripes. Almost (perhaps actually?) simpler than applying decals to surfaces as large as 1/144 747 wings/tailplanes.

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      Post #73946, posted on 12-03-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      747 "corogard" wing panels are available in 1/144 scale from AHS

      https://www.airline-hobby-estore.com/product-p/a4-g11.htm

      Thanks!