First you need something to paint on. Anything will do. I chose this big old bomber. Haha, ok, this is what was involved in the painting of the CAF B-24 in April. In case you missed the original post I made, I submitted some nose art sketches for the new identity of Diamond Lil and the officers from the B-24/B-29 squadron unanimously picked one of my sketches. And then came the question from Gary Austin, crew chief of the squadron and the man in charge of Diamond Lils transformation back into a real B-24A... "so do you want to paint it too?" Hell yeah! So I took my Dad, and friends olemuleskinner (Sean, fellow Huckster) and mikey to help out. I couldnt have done it without them. It was a ton of work and we had a blast. The first thing that was done is that we put the transparency that we'd made of the noseart on the overhead projector and we all decided on the exact size and location of the artwork....... Once we all agreed on the exact position and size of the noseart, we started tracing the outline onto the airplane. The two pieces of blue tape you see in these photos were index marks so that both sides of the airplane had the artwork located in the same place........... And naturally, secrecy was of the utmost while this work was being done. The nose art was to be kept top secret until the unveiling on May 12. And since it is a working museum, there were people nosing around constantly.