Warpaint: The squadron crest
Thursday, 18th October, 2018
One feature of the livery for which I relied totally on Mal Mayfield was the 601 Squadron ‘Winged Sword’ badge. He researched and created the art work in CorelDRAW and supplied a full set of paint masks. I experimented, but was daunted by the fine detail, particularly the very thin black outline, and – mindful of the gremlins already encountered – reluctant to push my luck. My preferred alternative was to mask and spray the white circular patch on the fin, then apply the sword as two dry transfer rubdowns, one in red overlain by another in black. For this I needed Mal to modify his art work and supply it as an a.i. file to my graphics supplier in London, which he did patiently and without complaint.