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SR 7110/08/2018 08:36:15
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Hi Chris I'm from Limassol and fly at Ladies Mile,I will soon be ordering another set from Callie for a 1/4 scale F 104 star fighter, going to do the fin in a blue and white diamond of the Bavaria Air Force, the fin is huge 700x600 she said it was no problem to do the decal, amazing

Andy Meade10/08/2018 09:09:42
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Have never had a handling charge or VAT stopped for decals from Callie, even on orders over £80

Erfolg10/08/2018 11:18:56
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Andy

That is good to know, any Vat is no problem, handling charges are.

DIGGER11/08/2018 06:09:08
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Hi SR 71 I have a friend that flys there as well Paul from polis way. It's to much of a journey for me, I'm in Peyia. It never ceases to amaze me what Callie can do, show her a picture or drawing of a plane, tell her the size of your model and she can do it, and I find the price very good. The quality is always excellent. I personally don't think you can beat her.

Chris Walby21/08/2018 17:52:32
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Decals ordered from Callie Graphics 09Aug18 arrived today including me checking to see where the order was last week and Callie humouring me by confirming dispatch and saying is normally 2 weeks for post!

Good customer care and good product. smiley

cymaz21/08/2018 20:19:26
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Not decal but lettering. I found THESE people good with my order. The blue aardvark was from Pyramid Models

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SR 7121/08/2018 20:43:27
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That looks a nice unusual four engined model Cymaz

DIGGER22/08/2018 06:52:44
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Posted by Chris Walby on 21/08/2018 17:52:32:

Decals ordered from Callie Graphics 09Aug18 arrived today including me checking to see where the order was last week and Callie humouring me by confirming dispatch and saying is normally 2 weeks for post!

Good customer care and good product. smiley

I belive Callie lives in NEW MEXICO which would take 2 weeks. I don't know if you scale people out there but Callie has a new line, instrument panels with raised bezels. I asked her if she could do one for a L19 birddog, she thinks it's no problem, just have to send the size. Is there nothing this lady can do.

Chris

Erfolg22/08/2018 14:14:52
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It was and possibly will be my intention to use Callie Graphics. There are a number of good reasons. The first is that she has both responded to my inquiry. The second she can do them. A third is that her prices are affordable. Also many others in the UK could not bothered to respond. Although one UK business is not presently in a position to consider the work.

As many will recognise I have and continue to have issues with my printer/scanner an Epson Stylus SX425W. The problem from a scanner perspective is that the scanner would not send a scan via the Wi-Fi. As suggested I then used a serial connector between the Printer and the PC, then the issue became one of a transmission error.

As a precaution I decided that I would print out a copy of the Decals, for reference if the originals became lost mid Atlantic. Having some Decals paper, I decided i might as well use a few sheets of the stuff, as the back up. I will say now, another aspect of my scanner printer has raised its ugly head, the Epson is pants. There is a tendency for striping also there is another aspect I never envisaged, the copies vary, some by a wide margin, in colour, of the same sheet.

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Also it does not recognise red when scanning so it would seem.

I have set about adding the red to the Pumas to tongue using FW Acrylic Artist ink, Scarlet 567. Which you can compare the middle scan with another to its right. Also the red edging has been omitted from all of the scans both the Puma and letters (alpha numerics, oh how I love jargon). I have added the edging to the middle Puma, having made a radius rule, with chamfer. I also did a trial lining on the same transfer, which cannot be used due to the very poor "N". I have completely lined the numbers on the transfer to the right.

I will continue to produce one set of usable quality, from an art perspective, although not of great quality. I will then multiple spray with water based varnish, probably 5 coats.

I then probably decide if to try one, to see if they are usable.

As to Callie, I will probably have a set made.

 

Edited By Erfolg on 22/08/2018 14:16:53

Edited By Erfolg on 22/08/2018 14:18:14

Chris Walby31/08/2018 11:29:38
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Related question...once they have been attached do people leave as is (even IC glow powered models) or do you coat the entire aircraft?

Callie recommends a "clear coat" and I was wondering from the experienced forum members what they have used to achieve a matt finish.

PS I can brush or spay if necessary.

DIGGER01/09/2018 05:26:10
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Chris. I haven't coated mine ( electric ) and so far no lifting and I'm in a very humid country . They hang in the shed with temperatures very hot in the day cool at night. I should coat them sometime, probably use a semi gloss varnish and airbrush it on. Hope this helps.

Chris

McG 696901/09/2018 06:41:20
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Carl,

One important side note > I suppose your Epson is an inkjet printer.

If so, the ink is water soluble. You should NOT use a 'water based' varnish to protect the prints after printing as it will ruin your transfers.

Instead of trying to re-draw your dodgy prints, why don't you just take your originals and some decals paper to your local copy-shop. No need for scanning, just make some copies. Simples, no?

Cheers

Chris

Edited By McG 6969 on 01/09/2018 06:42:48

Ron Gray01/09/2018 07:32:05
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@Erfolg - I too have an Epson printer / scanner connected to my Mac as an airprinter and noticed that printing was getting worse with streaking and missing colour. In the end, having spoken to Epson support, I updated the print driver and that cured the problem! Seems as though the Mac was choosing the wrong driver.

dee kay29/09/2018 10:54:52
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Hello all,

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If any of you guys got a question drop us an email

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dee kay29/09/2018 12:36:32
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Posted by dee kay on 29/09/2018 10:54:52:

Hello all,

We are a UK company specialising in vinyl decals. We would love to help you guys sticker your planes etc.

our website: Vinyl Stickers UK

If any of you guys got a question drop us an email

info@brandbandits.co.uk

WE WILL RESPOND

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Robert Parker29/09/2018 13:55:12
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bookmarked for future use

dee kay04/10/2018 12:38:08
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Hello chaps,

We are looking for feedback!

We are a vinyl decal brand based in the UK! Supplying big and small decals!

We want to know what decals you're looking for, what sizes, colours, designs etc

Let us know and we can maybe rustle something up!

Thanks

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