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Old 01-20-2017, 02:07 AM
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I just got an email reply from Tom Prestia at Tango Papa Decals. He still does decals. I contacted him after hearing about Excelsior printing problems. Turns out his website software got lost so hasn't done any updates since 2013. He is in the process of launching a new website but you can email him to see what he has. His old website does have a list of decals he had offered, and he may have what you need. I'm not sure if prices are current, but check out his old site, and email or call him.

www.tangopapadecals.com

I forgot to ask if he still offers the upscale Mars Lander kit, but if he does, I may just have to get one of those. I have ordered decals in the past from him and he does a really nice job.
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Old 01-20-2017, 02:54 AM
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I just got an email reply from Tom Prestia at Tango Papa Decals. He still does decals. I contacted him after hearing about Excelsior printing problems. Turns out his website software got lost so hasn't done any updates since 2013. He is in the process of launching a new website but you can email him to see what he has. His old website does have a list of decals he had offered, and he may have what you need. I'm not sure if prices are current, but check out his old site, and email or call him.

www.tangopapadecals.com

I forgot to ask if he still offers the upscale Mars Lander kit, but if he does, I may just have to get one of those. I have ordered decals in the past from him and he does a really nice job.

I bought decals from JimZ early on. I know the Estes Condor was included and I think the Beta. Jim also included a couple of stars and bars and an Astron Mark. Then I bought a bunch from Phred and Gordon. I don't think I ever bought from Tom, but my brother in law did a big Red Max using a LOC Lil Nuke and bought from him. Turned out pretty cool. http://www.rocketreviews.com/locpre...ony-fragge.html
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Old 01-20-2017, 03:34 AM
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That Li'l Nuke bash is a great looking rocket. Tom at Tango Papa does nice work. I need to look at my 3-ring binder of decals and see what all I still have from him. The most cherished is the set of 1.6X Orbital Transport decals. The build is done, just a lot of sanding/priming to do before I can paint and apply the decals. Now that I know he is still in business, I'm tempted to get another set of the upscaled OT decals at a minimum. (But if you gotta pay postage, might as well get a few others, right?)
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I sent Tom all my research on the Estes Omega (K-52/K-52P/1200) decals and the Cineroc's white decal, along with a set of Omega original decals for color matching purposes.

So, if you're looking to do an accurate clone (or fix a damaged original) Omega/Cineroc, or build an Omega with the body tube decals that were seen in the catalogs but never shipped with the kit, you can contact him for a set.
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:35 PM
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There are several quality people here who sell decals and Tom is one of them. He's a great guy, been around for a long time. Our first order with Tango Papa was back in 2003. We've ordered from Tom more times than I can remember including 99% of our own custom decals for our own special projects. If you follow our website link below, except for the decals for the Sirius kits they were all done by Tom. I'm not going to list them all here but sometimes we had to bust open a mint kit to send him originals to copy for clones we've made and he has always done a great job!

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I am down to my last Alps printer and keep hoping someday another printer will come out with the same features. It is funny that we have advanced to affordable 3D printers, laser cutters but still no way to print white or metallic.
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Old 01-23-2017, 04:09 PM
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Anyone want to pay shipping for one maybe two Mac compatible ALPS printers?

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Anyone want to pay shipping for one maybe two Mac compatible ALPS printers?

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Well, they can't print metallics, but there is a newer printer that can print not only white, but color over white: UV printers. These are mostly used to print brillient colors on plastic items like phone covers and golf balls (an alternative to pad printers), and everything I've seen indicates they can print on decal paper as well. They are rather pricey, though.
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Old 01-25-2017, 03:42 PM
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Anyone want to pay shipping for one maybe two Mac compatible ALPS printers?

kj


Unfortunately, this Alps model , the MD4000 was designed exclusively for the old Mac's.
I mean OLD, like before the iMac.

I've searched the Alps group and the short answer is, "No, it will not work on a PC or a Mac less than 10 maybe 15 years old."
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