Getting decals made

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    Anyone know a company or person that makes custom decals? Specifically 1/48 B-29? I have a picture of nose art that I need done. I've attached a picture of a B-29, called "Li'l Eightball".
     

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    Welcome aboard.

    You can actually buy special paper and make one yourself on either a standard inkjet or a laser printer. Only limitation is the lack of white (there is another special printer you can use for that). Some people get around this by using white deal paper instead. Best of luck!
     
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    That looks like a personal collection photo!
    You would need to have new artwork made, and looks like it would have to be made from That picture. If you enlarged it, then thru tissue paper reproduce it in color. Then scan it to a jpeg, a printer could print from that. Look on the internet for "custom waterslide decals".

    Good luck with your quest mate.
     
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    Wow...thanks for the quick responses. Just getting back into modeling after a very long absence. The picture is a personal photo of my great uncle, Tom Rishell. He was a flight engineer for the 58th Bomb Wing, 462nd Bomb Group, 769th Bomb Squadron. His plane went down 5/25/1945 and has never been seen since. I am not sure if the plane in the picture is the same plane that he was in on 5/25/1945. I am trying to tie that down.
    "Li'l Eightball" was a cartoon character in the early '40's created by the same artist who created "Woody Woodpecker". I will e-mail FlightDecs and see what can be donw as my art skills are sorely lacking.
    Thanks again for all your help.
     

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    Here is anther place you be able to get some made. Keith did some P-38 racing plane decals on his ALPS printer. I sent him some photos and he made the decals from those.

    Red Pegasus Decals - Home
     
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    Thanks, I've e-mailed Keith.
     
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    Received some nice artwork from Keith. Will be getting decals soon! Thanks for all your help!
     
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    Your very welcome PC, glad we could help out.
     
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