While process seems straight forward enough I have no doubt some of you can benefit from my experience while working on it, not to mention the free template.
|First, trace a wing.|
|Then scan the tracing result.|
|Working in Adobe Illustrator, digitize the tracing.|
|The Imperial logo is something I have traced a long while back, now it comes in handy.|
|Remove excess components.|
|Do a mirror replication.|
|Print the result onto sticker and cut them out carefully, use the nuts and bolts|
on the wing as cue on making sure both wings are parallel in height
... last thing you want is a pair of off balance wings.
|After careful masking spray the color you want for the wings|
|How painfully you mask your wings will determine the quality of the final result.|
Stickers quality will also come into play, it is up to you to experiment.
|The final result on the bird, by using only cheap spray and run the mill sticker,|
it is a result I can live with... the only question left is how much time will I be
willing to invest on the endless touch up/weathering.
Now it goes without saying of course you can achieve much much better result by using professional usage masking film and/or airbrush but the whole point of this is to provide folks who are without such hardware to pimp their war birds with common items :D
You can download the template >>HERE<<