Blue Sky Altitude Decals
by Tom Sparhawk
Blue Sky rules require an "altitude" dial to indicate the height of the aircraft. The
dials, purchased from John Stanock, the author of the rules, come with the numbers 1 through 6
molded into the dial. You are supposed to paint the dial, then color in the numbers. This works
OK, but I've worked out a different system.
The decals shown below can printed out, cut, and then pasted onto the dial. I think it gives a
neater appearance to the stands than the molded numbers.
If you are interested, there are two ways you can get these decals printed out:
- Print from this page:
- "Left click" just in front of the decals at the top.
- While holding down the mouse button, drag it to the end of the last decal.
All of the decals should be highlighted.
- At this point release the mouse button, then click on, at the top of the screen, File... Print...
and then click on the button for Selection.
- Click OK and the decals should print out on your printer.
- Copy them into an image processor.
- Click the decal you want with the RIGHT mouse button.
- A menu should appear that offers several options.
- LEFT click on "Save Picture As"
- The computer will then display your files. Select where you would like to save it, and save
- Do this for as many of the decals as you want.
- When done, go into your image processor and make as many copies as you like, and print
Once you have them printed out, I found that the best way to attach them is with rubber
cement, as the color won't run. I cut the decal close to the dial size, attach it, (making sure the
sides of the hex line up) and cut off excess and the center hole with a hobby knife.
Hope you find these helpful. We use one color for each flight. This helps keep the game
organized, as some times planes can be much further apart then they should be!