Viper: Decals

Posted March 22nd, 2012 by Devin and filed in Colonial Viper MKII, Modeling

Photos of decals applied  (the guns in the shots are crooked as they’re just stuck on to see how they look, they’ll be straight once glued on).  I used the kit decals for the smaller markings and the squadron badge.  The kit supplies both red stripes with the insignia included, or just the yellow insignia if you want to paint your own stripes.  The only problem was that they were so translucent that they didn’t show up at all once applied!  Fortunately I also purchased an aftermarket decal sheet to get the tail code number and nameplate for Admiral Adama’s bird during the first Cylon War.  Those insignia worked just fine.

I also removed the canopy masks.  There’s some cleaning up to do where I built up the paint a little too much, but otherwise it looks good.

Next is weathering, and a final clear coat to hide that visible film around the decals.  I have to say that I’m pretty impressed with how this model is turning out.  I’ve had my doubts along the way, but she’s coming together very nicely!

2 Responses to “Viper: Decals”

  1. Guy Earle says:

    *screams like a little girl*

  2. Devin says:

    I thought you might.

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