Mr Panda wrote:
What did you use to create the decals and what are they printed on?
(.......scurries off to look at old explosif in cellar
I tried every avenue i could to try and purchase the decals from sumone, but sadly, every avenue i went down i came up empty, no one seemed to have the original decal artwork, i even gave tbg in canada a ring, for two things, the type of paint they used for the splatter bitd, and to see if i could get artwork for the original decals, sadly and as expected after such a long time, i didnt get very far. Everyone i went to had the later artwork but not tbg kona models. I have learnt since that Gil_m, is the man, and does a fantastic job, (i wish i had known before i started). I took lots of photos, and a lot of measurements, and then scanned them, i was lucky to a degree as i have a good friend into retro bmx...(burners mainly) who had the vinyl cutting equipment required, after a lot of fettling to the artwork on screen, and touching up parts of the decals that were missing, using scans from catalogues, i eventually had what i needed to print.
got to be honest though, i really struggled in getting the tbg headbadge correct, more so on the cindercone, which does differ to the explosif, it says underneath TBG "the bicycle group", i just couldnt get it right. once printed i carefully applied the decals using the measurements taken, to replace the old ones with the new, in exactly the same position, they do differ to the originals, but thankfully under eight coats of lacquer, the differences are a lot harder to see.