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Tips on making decal for 2011 drift Mustang


mustangemd19
08-05-2011, 11:40 PM
I am planning on making the 2011 Monster drift Mustang for a show next March. I have made all the decals in Photoshop and test fitted them onto the model, but can't decide on how I should do the middle transition.

Since I will be custom printing my own decals, I can't print white and I want to keep the carbon fiber on the front end. I've thought about printing the middle out on white waterslide paper and tediously cutting out the black but I'm not sure yet. And I would like to use studio 27 carbon fiber because i'm afraid printing my own cf wouldnt look as real.


Thanks for any suggestions on what would be the best way to do it. ;)


http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s32/mustangemd19/monstermustang.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s32/mustangemd19/middlesectionmonster-1.jpg

da_ashman
08-07-2011, 08:27 PM
Arnt you going to need to print white anyway to do the Monster logo? Aslo what about the sponsor decals on the front? Plus if you print the other decals on white & apply them to a white paint job you might notice that the whites arnt the same, unless your planning on triming each letter out by itself.
I'm doing a similar project at the moment, but im getting mine printed on a clear decal paper & using white ink, heres a link to a whole bunch of companies that do custom printed decals & its not as expensive as you might think. Also your decals would come out better if you drew them in Illustrator, just some helpful advice

mustangemd19
08-08-2011, 12:33 AM
Arnt you going to need to print white anyway to do the Monster logo? Aslo what about the sponsor decals on the front? Plus if you print the other decals on white & apply them to a white paint job you might notice that the whites arnt the same, unless your planning on triming each letter out by itself.
I'm doing a similar project at the moment, but im getting mine printed on a clear decal paper & using white ink, heres a link to a whole bunch of companies that do custom printed decals & its not as expensive as you might think. Also your decals would come out better if you drew them in Illustrator, just some helpful advice

I was planning on doing half of the decals on white waterslide that were needed for the front half and the rest on clear waterslide. My main concern was matching the white paint with the decal in the middle part, like you mentioned.

I will probably just have someone make them for me that can print white to make it easier on myself.
And I think you forgot to put the links, lol.

Thanks for the advice ;)

da_ashman
08-09-2011, 08:12 PM
Haha, sorry just noticed i forgot to add it

http://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/models/decals.htm#custom

mustangemd19
08-09-2011, 10:05 PM
Haha, sorry just noticed i forgot to add it

http://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/models/decals.htm#custom

Thanks

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