Here is my completed RC10 body with livery based on a Viper Mk II from the modern Battlestar Galactica show.
I designed custom graphics using Inkscape. I found information about the font used in the show on a Galactiguise post. A semi-crippled version of the font is available for free download there. After getting everything right, I sent my file to Cafe Press and had a transparent bumper sticker printed with my designs on it.
|RC10 gold pan with Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk II livery.|
The print quality is what you’d expect from an inkjet printer: it has high resolution, but a grainy quality where it’s mixing dots to get the color you’re looking for. The bumper stickers are supposed to be waterproof and durable for outdoor use, so I expect this will work as well as any RC car stickers.
I recreated the 3rd squadron “VIGILANTES” seal for use on the nose. The rest of the markings are typical of a Mk II Viper, though not necessarily identical.
I also finally got around to building the wing. I don’t like the way wings look most of the time, so I kept this one transparent. I don’t expect it’ll make any difference in performance on the relatively slow carpet track.
You can also barely see the new “stock” motor I installed. Hopefully the sensor wire won’t get too botched up, hanging out like that. I haven’t had a chance to get to the track to verify I’m using the right size pinion, yet.