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harald21

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Good evening everyone!
Bear with me on this one, I have recently been gifted a model for Christmas and I haven’t touched one in decades. I’ve decided to forgo the historical accuracy and have fun with the paint scheme and decals, which leads me to my question, like I said bear with me...do the water decals used for nails work the same way as the ones supplied in the model kits? The reason I ask if for lettering which you can pick up pretty cheaply and easily from nail based design websites.

Many thanks, Harald21
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I think you may need to ask a member of the gentle sex for an answer to that one, harald, and I'm not sure we have any female members on here!  I didn't know there even were such things as decals for nails.  If you know where to buy them I suggest you buy some, and have a little experiment.  Be sure to post the results, because I for one am now very curious!  
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Making up a model is a quite drawn out experience.

When you get to the decal the model is more or less finished with all the time you have put in.

For me i would go for decals which are known to work on models.

Use something which may not work & mess up hours of work is not a going concern.

My advice stick to the known avoid the unknown. You can buy very cheaply pages of decals with different sized numbers & letters. XtraDecals do a good range.

Plus get some Daco Products Strong Decal setting. Let the decal dry then coat with Daco. It will seep the decal into panel lines & irregular contours after 30 minutes. Promise.

Laurie

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrCmmBMyR9efkwA9RUPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=Xtra+Decals&fr=yhs-trp-001&hspart=trp&hsimp=yhs-001




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harald21

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Thank you both for your insight, for the cheapness and the sheer hell of experimenting I’m going to attempt a small decal from a nail sheet and see what transpires. I’ll post my results on in this discussion and let you know what the results are like. Like I said I’m going to have some creative fun with this and avoid the historical accuracy with regards to the paintwork and decal placement (probably a faux pas with some serious builders here). Thanks for the link to more decals and recommending the Daco product idea.

All the best, Harald
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Steve Chesson

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I would be interested in seeing the results!
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Laurie

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This is the result of using Daco Products Decal Setting Strong.

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If you are going to try the nail decals you could call a shop that does nails and ask them how they transfer them. Like Laurie stated you can buy sheets
of letters and numbers from decal suppliers. Just google it. If you go straight ahead with testing the nail decals, just do it on a small piece of styrene?
from the kit you received, test them om the "back" of a part from the kit?

Laurie--that is total magic using that decal product. You can't get more of a painted on look! WOW!

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Steve Chesson

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That's a decal? It looks painted on! Excellent work.
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