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      Post #67505, posted on 06-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi all,

      I have the old Monogram kit here in front of me (actually, the re-release of a couple of years ago) and I'm looking for any aftermarket decals for it. It's allegedly around 1/77th scale. It was a nice piece of nostalgia as I built it in the early 1970s when on vacation in Cleveland visiting my grandparents. I'm not particular about what liveries are available, I just want something other than the usually marginal kit decals, preferably something colorful.

      Many thanks,

      Bob

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      Post #67506, posted on 06-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Bob,

      Check out drawdecal.com.

      He has 3 Trimotor liveries in that scale.

      All the best,
      Cesar
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      Post #67507, posted on 06-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Evening!

      Thanks, but he only has the Jefferson Airways scheme in 1/77th. The others are 1/72nd. Given the corrugations and the way the decal will "take up space" in the valleys of those corrugations, I really want to get something in the absolute correct scale, and the Jefferson Airways scheme isn't colorful enough. I really want to build something full of color and drama, like it came from straight form the the 1930s. I wish Vintage Flyers would do some Trimotors. I mean, what could be more more vintage than a plane designed and built when Henry Ford was still running the show?

      Thank you again.

      Bob

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      Post #67511, posted on 06-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Bob
      I don't suppose you'd want to buy another kit for the decals--but Monogram did release the kit some time in the 70s with Island Airlines livery--the little airline based in Port Clinton OH that flew to the Lake Erie islands.

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      Post #67512, posted on 06-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I did a test on the Monogram 1/48 Ju52 and there was essentially zero discernible difference in a decal applied over the corrugated skin vs a flat surface.

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      Post #67514, posted on 06-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Actually, the Island Air boxing was the one I built as a kid! Having family from northern Ohio, they remembered that little airline vaguely.