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I have seen a lot of 29-4 machines. I have rebuilt two of them. The decals are pretty easy to identify on all the machines parts and sides, including the arm. When restoring the decals with water slide, its pretty easy to compare and confirm the accuracy of the decals, but the arm decal may have been different than I originally thought. My friend recently purchased a 29-4 that we both agreed the machine has unusually low miles. He ordered the decals and discovered that the arm decal did not match. Attached is an image. It is the result of a communication between the owner and a known decal supplier. It reflects the decal companies graphic rendition of his 29-4 decal with the change in red. The gold represents what is currently offered for 29-4 decal restoration and matches ALL of the machines I have ever seen, until now. The company has indicated they will send him an adjusted decal by making an "extension" or "upgrade" to match his machine. My thought is -The arm decal on his machine is what the original 29-4 decal must have looked like. It is LONGER than what is generally understood and that makes sense. The arm on these machines would have been subjected to the most abuse, especially towards the bobbin end. They were commercial machines, right? A 29-4 machine with an entire arm decal in tact for the purpose of decal restoration may be very hard to find? Thoughts? Has anyone ever seen a decal on a 29-4 this long? To be clear, its is not a 29k model and has the short arm. The serial Number puts it around 1910-1915 I think. Since this exchange has taken place, we both have been looking for 29-4 machines with original decals this long and have only found one candidate. (its the pintrest link) NOTE: The company has indicated that they will make available this newer version going forward as an optional decal for this machine. I'm not interested in naming the company because I don't want to imply I'm speaking on their behalf, but this is good information I wanted to share and get feedback. I'm not an expert on decals or even the 29-4, but I think this is new information. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/373446994077356864/
Hi all, I am doing a project that will require recreating some WWII bomber jackets (A2, B15, M-1943 and ANJ14) with nose art and unit markings. I've been reading up on the topic, and found a number of options. They are, basically, Painting, Printing, and decals. Given that I have most of this nose are in vector graphic format that can be perfectly reproduced over and over and over readily, without painstaking hand-painting, it seems that painting is clearly going to be the most expensive option. That leaves printing, and decals. Regarding decals, I've found this Japanese site, which shows how to use waterslide decals. http://www.mash-japa.../index_eng.html I also understand that there are some great heat-applied decals out there. What I do not understand is how durable this form of application is. Then, there's printing. I found this article about the exciting new techologies for printing on leather. http://sdgmag.com/ar...o-leather This process seems especially interesting, durable, and reproducable for a project like this. I may be making numerous copies of the nose art for family members of the plane my uncle flew on. My question is this: Does anyone have any experience with the printing method, and how does it work? It appears to basically be sublimation printing, and if so--how much does the underlying color affect the process? How durable is this? Is it something you can do readily on a jacket? Is it something you'd be better off printing on a piece of leather that you later glue or sew onto the jacket (authenticity issues aside, of course)? With decals, where does one get "Meyercord 1036-R", and "Decal Coating 1043-M" in volumes better than they sell on the mash-japan website? Is there another option? I emailed Tandy Leather without response with this question. I've attached a copy of the nose art I'll be putting on the jackets. It can also be seen on my facebook tribute site, just look up "Waddy's Wagon" on facebook.