replacement decal sheet?

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by binkleywalker, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. binkleywalker

    binkleywalker Sr Member

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    I've come across an older model of the lockheed SR-71 Blackbird by 'Italieri'.
    The decal sheet seems a little dry and brittle.
    My question: what are my options for a replacement sheet?
    Can I find one aftermarket? Just the sheet?
    I'm sure if I found one in the same scale (1:72), it would be close if not the same as the original, but are there places to find just a decal sheet?
    If there are, where would I start?

    I will now sit back as all of your wonderful suggestions pour in.
    These are the best.. forums.. ever.
    Thanks guys!
  2. Lenseman

    Lenseman New Member

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    Ok, I had a discontinued decal for a police helmet, found the right helmet eventually to match and found the decal had gone bad, even had cracks, but was in one piece./ I carefully airbrushed it with some clear acrylic paint (craft water thinning type). It all layed down and when dry for a couple of days I attached it to the helmet, then later clear coated with the same stuff using my airbrush. This was a single 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 decal, I know the SR71 has some narrow red stripes which might be tricky. Cheers....Tom
  3. binkleywalker

    binkleywalker Sr Member

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    Yeah, stupid thin red stripes! They may be tough.
    I appreciate your advice. I will give that a try.
    Thanks so much!

  4. dropshipbob

    dropshipbob Sr Member

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    you could give RObert at a try. He made some custom decals for me and only cost $25, and I even got more than one set. It mght be different with more or less decals though...not sure how he prices things. But they were excellent repros!!

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