Chek, no ortho on this WWII pic:
I don't know why, but the horrifying thought just crossed my mind that the contemporary photos were shot on ortho film, and the black checks were actually the yellow ones, and vice versa. Ridiculous of course.But seriously, very neat checker pattern which isn't always as easy as you'd think.
I was making up the red/black and yellow/black checkers of a graphic for Ramstein Phantom fin caps earlier today, and it takes real precision. At least it does for someone like me.
Indeed real precision is needed to get neat checkers especially if you want them to end up exactly like on the real thing. Everything needs to be correct including the KIT tail shape. One thing goes wrong, everything will go wrong.
I admit the checkers on my horizontal tail plane is not as accurate as I would like it, but in my defense I couldn’t find a clear plan view of the original to base my pattern on.
This looks terrific Quang! I love the bright checkers against the NMF.
I printed out some suitably sized checks in my Silouhette program, laid down a straight edge in tape to keep things aligned, then did just that; used some clear frisket film to transfer all checkers over together, then removed every other check to paint the opposite color on my Fokker DV.II.
Worked a treat
Like I said, this was done the old school way with just pen and paper. My Mac is so old that I cannot get my ancient graphic programs to work. Furthermore I don’t have a printer anymore.
The hardest and most time-consuming was cutting the square decals with frisket knife and steel ruler.
We live in uncertain times. Catastrophe is impending. There’s more to it.
That's the incorrect shade of yellow. Now scrape all those decals off and start over. 😉
JK, looks great!
Watch this space!