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Old 2016.11.16, 09:34 PM   #91
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What scale do you have them printed at? I've only used 1:27 and while not a perfect fit, its close.
I ended up getting them in 1/32. Little smaller but fit better.
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Old 2016.11.17, 09:13 AM   #92
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What scale do you have them printed at? I've only used 1:27 and while not a perfect fit, its close.
I'm using 1/27 but my next order I'm considering discussing a custom fitting. I find that length wise 1/27 is almost perfect but width should be closer to 1/25 or so. I'm still trig to figure it out.
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yeah, mini-z is morphed scale for some bodies it seems making it difficult to get a precise fit based on a set scale. i understand why this is done but makes decals a real task to match to the body.
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Old 2016.11.18, 09:18 AM   #94
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yeah, mini-z is morphed scale for some bodies it seems making it difficult to get a precise fit based on a set scale. i understand why this is done but makes decals a real task to match to the body.
That's mainly the rain why I'm trying to do most of the paint work instead of these wrap decals that fill in the paint for you. Some of the upcoming ones I've asked to delete the background paint so I can just apply sponsor decals.

For some that go without a background delete (like the Spider Audi 12hr Bathurst) I do some careful trimming down from 1/24.
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i do the same thing in requesting background colors being deleted. everything else is fine cutting with an xacto
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Old 2016.11.18, 12:05 PM   #96
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i do the same thing in requesting background colors being deleted. everything else is fine cutting with an xacto
I have a small Tamiya scissor I use, made for decals.
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Old 2017.07.06, 08:11 PM   #97
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Some recent additions to cowboy's fleet of custom one-off liveries.

Dauer Shell Porsche 962 (LeMans 1986)


Ferrari AFCorse 458 LeMans/WEC 2012


Team Kunimitsu Honda NSX 1997 Lemans.(closest mini-z body was 2002)


Oakley/Gleason Technology Audi R8 (12hr of Bathurst)


The last 2 were the hardest of the bunch. The NSX required layering individual sponsor decals over each other to get that side panel finish....epic amount of work to fit everything just so. The Oakley Audi was another of the mini-z scale getting in the way...the 1/27 didn't cover enough over the height of the body yet 1/24 was too big for the length so I wound up combining the 2 sets of decals and with some epic cutting and massaging the shape I finished with something I was mostly happy with. Unfortunately I won't be selling this one as it essentially cost me $100 to do (body and 2 sets of decals)...very unlikely someone will pay me for the time it took to get it all together plus what I paid for it.
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Old 2017.07.06, 08:23 PM   #98
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very nice batch!

for the audi, this is why i ask patto to remove background colors and just paint those myself. you can never get the scale just right so much easier to paint on the backgrounds and do all the lettering, graphics as decals. avoids the need for multiple sets of decals as well.

great job though, looking forward to seeing what's next. i'm trying to talk myself into doing the madcroc no.81 r8. the crinkle black background would be tuff though.
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I agree with you Raymond....in the future I'm planning on deleting background color entirely from his wrap type of decal sheets.

My next ones are a Porsche GT3RS, another Ferrari 458 and a Mazda 787B. I don't have any clients for them they are just for my enjoyment. (2 of them will be a variation of orange so they'll get painted together I think)

First and foremost is to pick a junker body to practice my chrome technique.
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They all look great! I absolutely love that Shell Porsche though!
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Oh man, that Kunimitsu NSX!
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Are these images hosted somewhere else now? I'd love to take a look at some of these, but just getting the Photobucket "please update your account" image.
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Photobucket still hosts the images. They changed their policy such that you have to pay a yearly fee to display hosted images on forums, Amazon, eBay, ect. You'd have to look up Cowboys Photobucket account manually to see them.
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Are these images hosted somewhere else now? I'd love to take a look at some of these, but just getting the Photobucket "please update your account" image.
You could also check out my Instagram account... that's pretty much all that's on there. Search for Maxheleau...
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