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BigBlueDart

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I'm finally masking off my 4" scale Iris for black painting and that means I'll need to print off the 'IRIS' and the Altantic Research Corporation logo so I can transfer it to the rocket. Does anybody know where I can find these graphics in a clean, printable format? I'm aware of the guy here that does vinyl graphics, but I like to cut my own stencils and do it in paint.
 

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That same guy that does graphics can also cut paint masks for you. His name is Mark Hayes and the company is Stickershock23
 

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Yes, Stickershock23 is the outfit I was talking about. I'll ping them to see if they have any image files or pdf's they'd be willing to share with me or even sell me, but first I'm waiting to see if I hear back from the guy with this thread:

https://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?106798-Iris-BT70-build-scale/page2

It looks like he worked out the lettering and logos for his BT70 build. If he responds to me and still has the files I'll probably just go off of those.
 

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Just wanted to post that I started with the images in the thread I linked above and did some toying with it. For the "IRIS" lettering I simply taped a printed version over the masking tape and carefully cut through with a hobby knife and removed the cut out pieces. For the Atlantic Research Corp. lettering and logo I had a friend with a vinyl cutter that helped me make a vinyl mask. I had to slightly enlarge the smaller lettering to make it work on his cutter, but I think the end result was pretty good. I wish I had used him for the "IRIS", too, but he didn't tell me about his cutter until he saw me post pictures of me cutting the masking tape.

Anyway, here are a bunch of pictures of the process:









Obviously, that last picture is of the fin can all ready to paint, which should probably happen tomorrow afternoon based on the temperature and humidity forecast (I live in the South).
 
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