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      Post #58314, posted on 06-08-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello,

      Together with fellow airliner modeler Arjan we decided to put up a small line of airliner modeling parts and decals. Some of you already bought a set of our resin A320 series sharklets. Now our first decal sheet is available!
      We got them screen printed at BOA Bodocek Agency in the Czech Republic. We chose them because their printing quality is excellent; very nice and thin decals that form well around curves and panel lines.



      The price is 12,- per sheet (plus shipping 3,45 worldwide)
      We do have some more of our resin sharklets available for 2,50 (normally 4) in combination with one of these sheets, as long as supplies last. Please be aware that the package including sharklets exceeds the 100 gram limit, increasing the shipping costs to 5

      E-mail us at attachbeforeflight@gmail.com


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      Post #58334, posted on 06-09-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Nice Jelle, congratulations with your first decal! I'll surely order one. I'll send you a separate email.

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      Post #58349, posted on 06-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Congrats Jelle!!!
      Looking forward to other liveries.
      I really like the layout of the decal. Lots of registrations options, windows and doors separate and most important
      a large extra piece of decal to fix mistakes while applying the livery.

      By the way, the sharklets you send me simply incredible!!!

      Walter

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      Post #58350, posted on 06-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for your kind words Walt!!
      Arjan did all the resin castings and I did the decal design. I tried to make the decal suitable for as much modelers as possible. Personally, I really hate cabin windows being printed through the livery, so I will always keep them separate.

      If you guys have any suggestions for a decal that hasn't already been done and doesn't contain too much colours, let us know!

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      Post #58351, posted on 06-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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      If you guys have any suggestions for a decal that hasn't already been done and doesn't contain too much colours, let us know!



      Since you're asking: KLM decals (the new livery) for the 787-9 and ERJ-175 would be great.
      Others on my list for KLM would be the DO-328 (KLM Alps) and the ERJ-120 and ERJ-145 (both KLM Excel). The cheatlines would not even be necessary as they can be painted. The KLM DC-4 and DC-6 would also be nice, but they are quite colourful.

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      Post #58353, posted on 06-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Jetstar A320

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      Post #58354, posted on 06-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Jelle-

      Nice work on the decal. One major problem however (common on many new decals these days)... The fern leaf on the real aircraft is stretched to allow it to follow the curve of the fuselage up to where it intersects the vertical fin. This gives the visual impression of continuity when viewed from the side. Your decal isn't, so it can't lay on the model the same way it does in 1/1 scale. Here is a photo showing what I mean...


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      Post #58357, posted on 06-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello Jennings,

      Thanks for your feedback! I appreciate it. Your point is valid, however, the decal can be applied without too much fitting problems. I test fitted it onto a Revell A320 and the top and bottom of the fern leaf end up in the right places. As the BOA decal film is very thin, it allows for quite a lot of stretching (which is a challenge when applying the cabin windows and wing walkways, though). I see it is stretched on the photo you linked. I'll definately keep it in mind on my next project! If you have any other tips and tricks, I'll gladly hear it from you.

      Arjan is building a model using this sheet, we'll show a photo when the decal is applied

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      Post #58359, posted on 06-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      It's not a matter of the decal stretching. The geometry doesn't work. If you apply a 2D decal to a 3D surface it will be distorted by definition. It simply will never look like the real item, which has been fitted to the contours of the aircraft to preserve the visual impression. It's the same reason a perfectly straight cheat line has to be curved to fit around the nose or tail...

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      Post #58402, posted on 06-12-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Congratulations Jelle, im also a BoA decal user, and as you said their quality is real good, i dont think the modeller will have any issue when placing their decals, looking forward to see the finished model.

      Jon