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Fireball



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:18 pm    Post subject: Decals Reply with quote

Hi Guys

What's the best way to apply decals.
The way i do it is to soak then in decal solution then apply to a desired spot and then hit the model with dull coat.
But sometimes specially the triangle british platoon markings will curl up.

Tom
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry guys wrong forum
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Decals Reply with quote

Fireball wrote:
Hi Guys

What's the best way to apply decals.
The way i do it is to soak then in decal solution then apply to a desired spot and then hit the model with dull coat.
But sometimes specially the triangle british platoon markings will curl up.

Tom
Although you didn't ask me I believe you should put down a layer of gloss coat on the spot you wish to put the decal. Gloss has a very smooth finish. Matte, including paint has a rough texture. The gloss allows the decal to fully hug the model or at least the gloss coasting
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BattlerBritain
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Troy Ritter's method: glue 'em on Smile

But using a very small amount of glue.

In this instance I :
soak the decal in water,
while the decal is soaking dip a small brush (size 00) in white wood glue,
then dip the brush in water to water the glue down (usually the same saucer the decal is in),
let the water go milky,
then apply the really watered down wood glue / milky water onto the model where the decal is going to go,
apply the decal.

The wood glue helps the decal stick and when watered down enough doesn't leave a residue.

It's now my preferred method for applying decals.

Hope this helps,

B
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks gentlemen
I wasn't being rude or anything but I wanted to post this question on 15mm forum and out of habit I logged on here Very Happy
I never had problem with 6mm decals only the 15 mm are stuffing me up.
But I will try both gloss and a bit of wood glue.

Thank you guys
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