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Offline Robomog

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Re: Chicka-deecals
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2018, 06:26:33 AM »
Some "what if" decals for BAC Concorde in 1/144 scale

Pan Am
Virgin
Quantas
Air New Zealand
Braniff
Air Canada

You get the picture.

I know there are some sets available at around $20 US which is acceptable but they are charging extortionate prices to ship to EU at around $20 - 30 US for something that can be slipped into a reinforced envelope and posted.

Anyway just a thought

Mog
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Offline Robomog

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Re: Chicka-deecals
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2018, 06:38:41 AM »
Ah! and another thing, lettering for pre-war civilian aircraft circia 1920 - 1930  such as that applied to tiger months and the like.

Both the large letters that are applied on the top and bottom wings plus the smaller fuselage serial numbers.  The civilian market generally and light aircraft specifically are very under represented in the model world so would be appropriate for a number of scales although my interest is 1/72.

Does any body else share this view ?

Mog
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Offline Chickadee

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Re: Chicka-deecals
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2018, 08:21:32 AM »
Some "what if" decals for BAC Concorde in 1/144 scale

Pan Am
Virgin
Quantas
Air New Zealand
Braniff
Air Canada

You get the picture.

I know there are some sets available at around $20 US which is acceptable but they are charging extortionate prices to ship to EU at around $20 - 30 US for something that can be slipped into a reinforced envelope and posted.

Anyway just a thought

Mog
>^-.-^<

This is something that I am interested, Mog, thank you for your suggestion.

There are a lot of excellent suggestions here, please, keep them coming in. At present I'm mainly looking at aircraft, just to get started, but there is potential to move into other areas too.

I really appreciate your support and encouragement.

Regards
Karen

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Re: Chicka-deecals
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2018, 12:21:58 PM »
Some "what if" decals for BAC Concorde in 1/144 scale

Pan Am
Virgin
Quantas
Air New Zealand
Braniff
Air Canada

You get the picture.

I know there are some sets available at around $20 US which is acceptable but they are charging extortionate prices to ship to EU at around $20 - 30 US for something that can be slipped into a reinforced envelope and posted.

Anyway just a thought

Mog
>^-.-^<

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Re: Chicka-deecals
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2018, 12:49:52 AM »
With the Revell 1/72 C-54/DC-4, you might consider doing the Santa Fe Air Frieght markings they flew in for the short time before the ICC shutdown that effort by the Santa Fe railroad.  Shame, too, because the scgeme was derived from the "war bonnet" scheme used on their diesel-electric locomotives and was quite colorful.  That opens a very interesting whif subject of other railroads similarly going into the air frieght business and adapting their first-generatin diesel-electric color schemes to their aircraft; there are some gorgeous schemes that could be adapted.

Offline Chickadee

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Re: Chicka-deecals
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2018, 06:35:18 AM »
Do you have any images or references for this?

You have my interest

Regards
Karen

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Re: Chicka-deecals
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2018, 09:02:53 AM »
Google "Santa Fe Skyway" for what images are there (a lot of separating the wheat from the chaff).  I'll send what I've managed to find (including a couple of a model done of it).  I'm ordering a copy of the ATSF Historical Society's magazine with articles on the short-lived operation (only a few years 'til the ICC shut them down) and on modeling their aircraft.  Apparently the Southern Pacific in California tried a passenger airline and that has potential for some whif possibilities

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Re: Chicka-deecals
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2018, 09:46:25 AM »
I think I could develop whif schemes for at least some railroads (Southern Pacific and Pennsylvania Railroad come to mind first) if you were interested.

Offline Chickadee

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Re: Chicka-deecals
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2018, 10:22:48 AM »
Excellent, will check that out. I have noticed that there were a few references when researching Scottish aviation as well.

Thanks again

Regards
Karen

Offline Chickadee

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Re: Chicka-deecals
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2018, 10:25:08 AM »
Ah! and another thing, lettering for pre-war civilian aircraft circia 1920 - 1930  such as that applied to tiger months and the like.

Both the large letters that are applied on the top and bottom wings plus the smaller fuselage serial numbers.  The civilian market generally and light aircraft specifically are very under represented in the model world so would be appropriate for a number of scales although my interest is 1/72.

Does any body else share this view ?

Mog
>^-.-^<

Yip, this is interesting. I've à couple of projects underway but this sounds like it has some possibilities..

Thanks Mog

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Re: Chicka-deecals
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2018, 10:32:22 AM »
I've since done a bit more digging, Santa Fe Skyways operated three DC-3/C-47 aircraft and four DC-4/C-54 aircraft.  More information as I get/find it.

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Re: Chicka-deecals
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2018, 10:29:34 PM »
Some "what if" decals for BAC Concorde in 1/144 scale

Pan Am
Virgin
Quantas
Air New Zealand
Braniff
Air Canada

You get the picture.

I know there are some sets available at around $20 US which is acceptable but they are charging extortionate prices to ship to EU at around $20 - 30 US for something that can be slipped into a reinforced envelope and posted.

Anyway just a thought

Mog
>^-.-^<

This is something that I am interested, Mog, thank you for your suggestion.

There are a lot of excellent suggestions here, please, keep them coming in. At present I'm mainly looking at aircraft, just to get started, but there is potential to move into other areas too.

I really appreciate your support and encouragement.

Regards
Karen

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Offline Robomog

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Re: Chicka-deecals
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2018, 11:33:36 PM »
Whoa!

Nice find Mr Gimper !  :smiley: :smiley:

This is exactly what I was banging on about

Mog
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Offline Chickadee

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Re: Chicka-deecals
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2018, 12:28:17 AM »
I've since done a bit more digging, Santa Fe Skyways operated three DC-3/C-47 aircraft and four DC-4/C-54 aircraft.  More information as I get/find it.

Thank you!