Couple of questions here. Time for me to stop dithering and get back to work!
First, I've about decided that I'm going to follow Vid's suggestion about using pinstriping tape to restore the keylines on my Little Chief playfield. There ae a lot of straight lines that I should be able to lay down using a straightedge, and I have some French curves to help with the curved ones. The keylines around the inserts, I'll probably do by hand, unless I make some waterslide decals. My thinking is, lay all the keylines before the first coat of clear, because no matter how thin the pinstripe, it's thicker than paint, and at some point the clear will smooth over the pinstriping. Also, after the first coat of clear, whatever edge remains will help guide my cutting frisket. Any thoughts on this process?
Second, does anybody have any recommendations or experience with lettering that has borders like the image? I've got several instances with one color background, another color for the letter, and the black border surrounding the letter. I don't think I can use the above technique to create teh border, but haven't tried yet. Thinking I should get color waterslides made for each one, containing the lettering and letter borders.scan1_2 shadow lettering (resized).jpg