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Crafting up decal sheets(for mostly late 70s, 80s & 90s models so far)(Updated: Feb 1st)

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On 4/21/2019 at 12:11 PM, gtx6970 said:

Ray, Any chance these decals can be done with a white side stripe and WITHOUT the R/T lettering cut in ?

 

 

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I second the motion for the option of white stripes, and also would like to suggest maybe a set in white and black of these R/T stripes too and for both the 70 and the 2009.

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Are you taking orders anytime soon ?I would like to order some decals .

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Tossing this idea out, could be used on any car, fill the corner of a sheet.  The Big Bend Open Road Race logo.

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@Mr mopar I reckon I should be good to go again from this weekend, so holler at me what you'd like and I'll get on it! Time to put that massive break behind me and get crackin' again.

@Len Woodruff Just drop me a message here what you'd like to have!

@highway I've had like five sets for the new Challenger planned out for a lifetime now, even got started on a few of 'em. The R/T stripes, 2009 Redline Edition, 2010 Hurst/HEMI Special Edition, Mr Norms Hurst Heritage Edition, Mr Norms Challenger GSS(and GSS-R) and some others. When it comes to the old Challengers, I've still got four more in the works(and are close to being finished), that particular R/T stripe, the '71 R/T with the logo on the hood, '72 Rallye and '78 Colt Challenger R/T(the Mitsubishi Gallant badge engineered one). About colors though, generally these are just previews - any color's possible, besides green as for some inexplicable reason the printers the company uses just make any shade of green dull as can be. I always have to compile every file by hand so I tend to just ask people when they request things what colors they want 'em in, just in case!

@Fish_65 I try to do all the engine call-out emblems for sheet I do, if a model allows it of course. Like for the 'Cuda and Challenger, I got everything from 340 through the 440 and if I ever get around to doing older Camaros, you can bet I'll do every size from the 200s through the 427. And speaking of the Dodge D-100, I'm so excited to do so many sheets, as there's so ungodly many to do. Hell, even that Dude II version of which I can't find anything but a grainy low rez picture, but it'll be worth it. Though the downside is, I still haven't been able to find a MPC D100 kit for under 35$. Shipping's always over 25$ and if it's over 24$ I gotta pay 20$ import so the kit quickly becomes 75 bucks for me if I'm unlucky >.<

But! Despite it all, I'm using the Lil' Red Express as a template to at least do the front end of some sets instead of sitting idle. Gotta upscale some emblems though, but the groundwork's there!

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And to Kurt, that's actually a good idea - offer a bunch of little tribute decals that folks could request as little space fillers. Had a fair bit of interest for Cannonball, Nurburgring, Can Am Run and such logos for folks, having one for the BBORR wouldn't be a bad idea either. And to the rest, I think this is a good a time as any to get back at printing again. Recuperated a fair bit, sorted out the money issues a bit and whatever hassle's coming at me is still a few months away so yeah, let's get back at it again! As for the updates, my PC fully died on me a week or two ago and I lost a ton of progress as I discovered I hadn't uploaded to my backup for weeks by that time. Still though, I scavenged some stuff and got some progress done on the Mustang series and the odd Cutlass. I lost all my progress on revamping the '84 Hurst/Olds, the Challengers, a custom set for the '78 Oldsmobile Delta 88, '69 Mustang Mach 1 and TASCA Super Boss 429, like forty hours worth of commissions and likely a handful more as I open older files and realize ooohh goodie, these are two months old.I did most of the fox body Mustang, all besides like four - though I am actively working on doing the Indy Pace Car as we speak. Will say though, doing the 1979 and 1980 Cobras was a handful of work, holy moly. I had like no source material to work with, this was 9 photos overlaid and stretched to weird angles to try and accurately replace them both. Was also fun discovering the 1979 and 1980 Cobra designs were just about entirely different from each other. On top of that, did nearly every dealership version I could figure out existed like the Dominator, Predator and eventually the CFD-25 LX Mustang, kinda neat discovering all of these existing.

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Posted (edited)

Apologies for the quick follow up post, but the forum is having that absolutely joyous 404 error again on every friggin' post so I'm chopping this one in half in hopes of it working.

1979 Ford Mustang Cobra:
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1980 Ford Mustang Cobra:
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1984 Ford Mustang GT350 25th Anniversary:
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1985 Ford Mustang GT:
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1985 Ford Mustang GT Dominator:
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1985 Ford Mustang GT Twister II:
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1985 Ford Mustang Predator GT302(with Twister II options):
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1985 Ford Mustang Predator GT302-H / GT302-R:
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1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442(for the Jo-Han kit):
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1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Rallye 350(for the Jo-Han kit as well, updated the previous version to pack more details and... look better.)
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NJ, Did you get the kink [or lack there of] corrected on the Elcamino Royal Knight decals? 

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2 hours ago, echoxrayniner said:

 

@Fish_65 I try to do all the engine call-out emblems for sheet I do, if a model allows it of course. Like for the 'Cuda and Challenger, I got everything from 340 through the 440 and if I ever get around to doing older Camaros, you can bet I'll do every size from the 200s through the 427. And speaking of the Dodge D-100, I'm so excited to do so many sheets, as there's so ungodly many to do. Hell, even that Dude II version of which I can't find anything but a grainy low rez picture, but it'll be worth it. Though the downside is, I still haven't been able to find a MPC D100 kit for under 35$. Shipping's always over 25$ and if it's over 24$ I gotta pay 20$ import so the kit quickly becomes 75 bucks for me if I'm unlucky >.<

 

 

It's great that you include several different engine call outs with the decal sets, but I was thinking about a single decal sheet with a multi-brand mixture of just engine call out emblems.

Do you have a LRE kit ? I might be able to help out on getting you a longbox bed if that helps. Pretty sure I have a spare from an older issue.

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These look great! If you had the time, I'd certainly be in the market for a generic sheet of dash instruments, including a bunch of Smiths and Jaeger gauges for European exotics -- speedos to various MPH/KPH, with and without tell tales, rev counters to 8 and 10K with various redlines,  oil, fuel and temperature gauges, ammeters... maybe some heater controls and radios?

There are plenty of such things in 1/32 and 1/48 for aircraft of different vintages, but I'm not aware of any for cars...

best,

M.

 

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I'm still wanting / waiting for the 1970 Revell Charger side pinstripes in white...

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When visiting your website, if there is not an RKD code, are the decals still available?

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Posted (edited)
On 6/12/2019 at 12:38 PM, echoxrayniner said:

Apologies for the quick follow up post, but the forum is having that absolutely joyous 404 error again on every friggin' post so I'm chopping this one in half in hopes of it working.

1979 Ford Mustang Cobra:
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1980 Ford Mustang Cobra:
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Do you have either of these in green? I want to do a black one with the green trim. That thing was just badass looking. (The '80 stripes look like the ones I want.) 

I want to restore/rescue/re-do this one. The markings on it are stickers. 

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Hey there NJ,

Is there any chance you could produce a decal sheet for the  AMT Dodge Ram 2500/3500 snappers and promos? Something along the lines of the outstanding Chevy C/K series set you produce?

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Yes he does, look at the signature under his posts and you will find links to his stuff.

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Looks like the business and even the "contact" link are shut down for now.

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The links work allright for me...but you must be logged in to see them as they are in his signature.
Here is his fotki page: 
https://public.fotki.com/RaysKits/

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16 hours ago, Force said:

The links work allright for me...but you must be logged in to see them as they are in his signature.
Here is his fotki page: 
https://public.fotki.com/RaysKits/

I wasn't talking about seeing the photos of his decals but about ordering them.  Looking at his blog, he has shut down ordering for now.

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Well that might be true, but his contact information is at his Fotki album, look at the top and you'll find his email and website.

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All of these awesome decals and we can't even purchase them.....😥😥😥

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On 6/12/2019 at 6:38 PM, echoxrayniner said:

Though the downside is, I still haven't been able to find a MPC D100 kit for under 35$. Shipping's always over 25$ and if it's over 24$ I gotta pay 20$ import so the kit quickly becomes 75 bucks for me if I'm unlucky >.<

AFAIK you're in the Netherlands. If that's correct, Toyman (Gerrit is his first name) has it for 32 euros:

http://www.toyman.nl/index.html

And I see Tom's Modelauto's has it too (pre-order) for 32 euros too:

https://www.toms.nl/

Rob

PS: Gerrit will also search / import kits that you ask for, so maybe he can help you with other kits on your list.

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I would definitely be a buyer for any Mustang sheets, especially 71-73 sets in black and silver.  There's one area that seems to be carried over from the Cady days - the bottom of the Mach's were painted with black or pewter (silver) and on the non -chrome trim cars the was a pinstripe just above the paint line.  I doubt any decal would lay down on the lower curved part of the body so making a decal for that area seems unnecessary.  The body pictured has the molded in chrome trim and was painted black.  Also, the layout of the ram-air hood paint has more of a curvature than what Marks sells.  I think you got the rear trunk decals spot on - they are pretty narrow and the Cady/Marks ones are too wide.  Keep up the great work I am cannot wait to buy some.

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On 8/15/2019 at 10:38 AM, Force said:

Well that might be true, but his contact information is at his Fotki album, look at the top and you'll find his email and website.

That might be so, but if the man says (in his blog) that is is not taking orders, I take his word for it.

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