How to Make Scale Decals
This technique shows a simple way to make correctly sized decals for downscaled/upscaled rockets. The first step is to obtain a scan of the original rocket's decals. Once they are obtained, open it in a picture editor. A common editor like Paint will work fine. In this case, the decal will be resized to fit a BT-5 downscale of the Estes M-104 Patriot. Now the scale factor must be obtained. A simple way to find out what it is: take the diameter of the downscaled/upscaled rocket and divide it by the diameter of the original rocket. Convert it into a percent. In Paint, go to Image and then Resize/Skew.
In the resizing section, enter the percent obtained earlier (make sure the percent is rounded to the nearest integer – Paint will not accept decimals) in both Horizontal and Vertical.
Now, click OK. The resizing is now successful and now can be printed and applied the rocket.
Contributed by Josh Joung
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