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Old 09-21-2009, 11:23 PM
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I have to redraw the Akela 1 decals.

Phred had them in his data base when I purchase Excelsior but alas, they will not open from any of the backups.

I can't get ahould of Phred he and his wife took my money and are on a tour of eastern Europe.

I started redrawing then this afternoon but it will take a while.
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:48 PM
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I have to redraw the Akela 1 decals.

Phred had them in his data base when I purchase Excelsior but alas, they will not open from any of the backups.

I can't get ahould of Phred he and his wife took my money and are on a tour of eastern Europe.

I started redrawing then this afternoon but it will take a while.


I very much appreciate it! Also, there are two scans of the Akela-1 decal sheet (a "raw" scan and a "cleaned-up" version) here: www.oldrocketplans.com/decals.htm .

Could these eliminate one or more steps for producing new duplicates of the decal sheets?

(Making decals is still alchemy to me; I only know how to put them on models!) :-)


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Old 09-22-2009, 01:41 PM
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I very much appreciate it! Also, there are two scans of the Akela-1 decal sheet (a "raw" scan and a "cleaned-up" version) here: www.oldrocketplans.com/decals.htm .

Could these eliminate one or more steps for producing new duplicates of the decal sheets?

(Making decals is still alchemy to me; I only know how to put them on models!) :-)


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I wish it were so but...alas I must redraw.

Everything is pretty simple to do except for the cub scout wolf...that's gonna be hard!
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I wish it were so but...alas I must redraw.

Everything is pretty simple to do except for the cub scout wolf...that's gonna be hard!


If I could find the Cub Scout wolf's head (in the diamond-shaped box) logo as clip art, could you "drag-and-drop" or otherwise import it into the Akela-1 file?
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:00 AM
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If I could find the Cub Scout wolf's head (in the diamond-shaped box) logo as clip art, could you "drag-and-drop" or otherwise import it into the Akela-1 file?


I found it on line and I'm doing just that.

I have the wolf's head completed and the "CUB" in Cub Scout finished.

I'm getting there but it's tedious.
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Sandman, I very much appreciate it! I'll make it worth your while (I'll order more Akela-1 decal sheets when I get my next Social Security Disability benefit payment in a few days).

I'm not going back into the kit-manufacturing business (I will let Nova Hobbies lie), but I'd like to put together a very small-batch pack of Retro-Repro Akela-1 kits (made with Semroc parts) for the store next door to my apartment building.
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:26 AM
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Another thought regarding the Akela-1 decal sheet--since the Boy Scouts of America sell the 12-pack of the Estes Viking (the Akela-1's very similar descendant) on their Scouting supplies web site (see: http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply...V=3&item=179VRK ), why not also make a second, slightly reduced-size Akela-1 decal sheet that would fit on the Viking? (The original Akela-1 body band decals--made to wrap around the Centuri #7 body tube--would be a bit too long for the BT-20 size Viking.) The decal sheet could have 12 individually-numbered Akela-1 decal sets (to go with the 12 Viking kits in the 12-pack) instead of the 8 sets on the original Akela-1 decal sheet. Both decal sizes (the original for #7 tubing and the slightly-reduced size for BT-20 tubing) would be popular.

There are a lot of BARs who are into Scouting with their children who built the Akela-1 when they were Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts, and this would be a way that they could share a bit of their youth with their children. Also, the slightly reduced-size, individually-numbered Akela-1 decal sets would enable the Scouts to know which rocket is whose if two or more of the Viking rockets in a 12-pack happen to have identical paint schemes.
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I'll seriously concider that.
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Thank you! If you decide to do both (a 12-decal set sheet sized to fit the Estes Viking as well as the original 8-decal set sheet for the #7 size tubing Akela-1), I'll order multiple units of both.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:17 PM
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OK, I have the Akela decals finished except for one thing. The scale.

The scans are probably not to scale when i copy them into Corel so does anybody know the length of the stripes?

And, blackshire, what length do you think they should be for the Viking?

Once I get the lengths scaling is the easy part.
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