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Old 09-27-2017, 01:10 PM
FlyGood FlyGood is offline
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Default Paint Scheme Design Software

Fellow builders, I have a concept for the paint scheme on my RV-8. Have any of you used an application that enabled you to turn your concept into a drawing from which the the masking for the design could be cut? Or maybe you could share a manual method you used to turn your concept into a painted airplane?

Thanks for your help!

Ken Cockrell
RV-8 Fuselage Slow-Build In-work; on gear
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:44 PM
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ChuckGant ChuckGant is offline
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I used an illustration software called Affinity Designer to create my paint scheme. There is definitely a learning curve, but with practice you can get good results that your painter can use. In fact, he used the vector files created by Affinity Designer to make vinyl masks for the tail logo and the the checkerboards.

Here is the picture that I created and gave to the painter:

Here is a more detailed version that I have used for other things:

And here is the final product:
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Based at Holly Springs, MS (M41), near Memphis, TN

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