I've never done a custom before. Can you educate me on why it's better to start with a blank? If your base color is anything other than white (my scheme is on a bare metal base prior to 2003 and silver paint after), you're going to be doing a full paint job anyway.Considering NG’s behavior regarding licensing with some of their releases, I don’t think it would be as big of an obstacle for them (if they were willing to). I could see that being a problem still though.
Sooner or later if someone releases 1:400 blank 738s I’ll just do a custom and call it good!