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PMDG NGX Paint Kit Question

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Hi guys,


Well I'm doing my first paint and I've tried to do everything on my own but I'm starting to get stuck. I'm having an issue getting the textures to wrap correctly on the fuselage. Picture attached, please forgive the Alaskan tail as I borrowed that as my base file and haven't painted the tail yet. Makes ZERO sense to me why the center of the vertical stabilizer is NOT the center of the paint area. I know about the gap between the white and grey stripe, that's on me not the wrapping.


Any tips on how to get this thing mirrored correctly? I figured out the trick with setting up the lines correctly on between fuselage sections 2 and 3...


Correct side:


Incorrect Alignment:




Thank you!


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I’m not the best painter out there, but I aligned it by trial and error. It’s because of the way flat maps are wrapped around the curved body. Similar to how globe projections are imperfect and distorted. 

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