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      Post #47479, posted on 03-29-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      I have an old set of 1/144 AA DC-6 decals that reqires a two part application. There is all the orange stripeing and lettering on one sheet and then there is the black outline and borders on a seperate sheet. These decals are not avaialble anymore so I get one shot at this. It seems to make sense to apply the orange stripe first and place the outline decal over it but I don't like covering the orange color with a layer of clear . I can also make a case for applying the outline first but the compound curves around the nose and engine cowls present the biggest problems either way you do it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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      Post #47480, posted on 03-29-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Let me check the box. I may have an extra decal sheet that you can have if you botch that one. Also Vintage Flyer has a very nce decal for the American DC-6 short and long nose planes. The orange stripes and blue outlines are one piece and are not complicated.

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      Post #47482, posted on 03-29-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Just checked my spare decal box and the extra American sheet I have is for the MC DC-4. Sorry.

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      Post #47483, posted on 03-29-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks I have both sets of the Vintage Flyer DC-6 but they are the older ones that require the white backing be applied first, this was the better of two evils. I could buy the newer sheets but trying to keep expenses down.

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      Post #47484, posted on 03-29-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Being on fixed income, I can relate to that. I think Mike has redone his sheets with a new system that eliminates the white background. I will keep my eyes open for another American DC-6 sheet if you would like me to.

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      Post #47486, posted on 03-29-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      What's your reservation with putting a clear over the orange? If the clear is, in fact, clear, then it won't make a bit of difference.

      BTW, I sure hope your decal has *blue* outlines for the orange AA lettering. Otherwise it's wrong

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      Post #47487, posted on 03-29-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm sure Mike can help you out over at Vintage Decals....

      He's a Great help with what you need.

      Tell him Brad sent ya!!

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      Post #47491, posted on 03-30-2013 GMT-5 hours    
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      What's your reservation with putting a clear over the orange? If the clear is, in fact, clear, then it won't make a bit of difference.

      BTW, I sure hope your decal has *blue* outlines for the orange AA lettering. Otherwise it's wrong



      I'm sure they are blue but my ability to decifer blue from black ended a few years ago. (lol) Your right, clear over color shouldn,t matter and I think I will go with that sequence.

      Brad thanks, funny you should mention that, shortly after I bought the AA DC-7,two styles of AA DC-6 and the AA CV-990 decals, Mike announced the new printer he would be using. I e-mailed him and he offered the new replacements at cost, I thanked him, but I can make this work, it's just a pain in the ass,that's all. I have hundreds of kits and just as many if not more decals stashed away and I swore not to buy anymore unless I can use up some of what I have on hand.

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      Post #47493, posted on 03-30-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Hey guys,

      I have done many AA subjects.....they are alps printed and have the white under the color....no need for a 2 step application...

      if interested....email me at markbob@ameritech.net

      thanks,

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      Post #47495, posted on 03-30-2013 GMT-5 hours    
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      Hey guys,

      I have done many AA subjects.....they are alps printed and have the white under the color....no need for a 2 step application...

      if interested....email me at markbob@ameritech.net

      thanks,

      Mark

      I have also done quite a few AA but the old Vintage Flyer printer could not print white with color so the white backing was supplied on a seperate sheet. That problem has gone away now.