Genessis-Models

Genessis Models Survey

 

 

Genessis-Models
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
cwilson2910

Senior Aircraftman (Technician)
Registered:
Posts: 66
Reply with quote  #1 
I just want to see if anyone has any recommendations for after markets raf roundel type b roundels,that are easily available. I had a bit of an accident when applying mine involing a craft knife, my hand and finding my decal stuck to the floor in the kitchen while finding a plaster(band aid for non uk, haha). I have almark decals, and they are awful, they dont even conform with mr hobby cement s!!! I have also considered spraying them, but cannot get a good enough circle cut in masking tape, so any advice there would be great too.
Thank you and happy christmas.
Craig.
0
RossiM1

Avatar / Picture

Flight Lieutenant
Registered:
Posts: 722
Reply with quote  #2 
Craig check out Hannants they have possibly every type of decals going, or if you want to attempt spraying get a compass cutter from Hobbycraft and some Parafilm, or Transpaseal, or masking film which is a thin transparent self adhesive film with a gridded backing sheet place the original decal behind the backing sheet it will show through onto the top film surface set your cutter to the diameter of the decal and rotate the compass the very sharp blade in the cutter wil cut a perfect circle the simply cut the film in a rectangle remove from the backing sheet and apply to the surface of the model burnish the film down lightly with a cotton bud and you have the perfect mask.
Hope this helps.
Gary

__________________
RossiM1
0
cwilson2910

Senior Aircraftman (Technician)
Registered:
Posts: 66
Reply with quote  #3 
Thank you very much for that very comprehensive reply, I will definitely try and purchase the cutter and try spraying them on a future model. After a battle that lasted 6 hours, i finally managed to bed down the almark decals, copious amounts of microsol was sacrificed in the process, people land sharks in less time than that!!!.
Thank you again
Craig
0
RossiM1

Avatar / Picture

Flight Lieutenant
Registered:
Posts: 722
Reply with quote  #4 
Glad to be of help another solution forgive the pun is to get some Dacco products strong setting solution available from MDC model design constructor Solvaset from GrandPrix models both companys are on the web.Both these solutions are very strong and will settle cardboard thick decals, also I use a hair dryer which forces and almost heat shrinks decals onto the most complex of surfaces.
Gary

__________________
RossiM1
0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,504
Reply with quote  #5 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RossiM1
Craig check out Hannants they have possibly every type of decals going, or if you want to attempt spraying get a compass cutter from Hobbycraft and some Parafilm, or Transpaseal, or masking film which is a thin transparent self adhesive film with a gridded backing sheet place the original decal behind the backing sheet it will show through onto the top film surface set your cutter to the diameter of the decal and rotate the compass the very sharp blade in the cutter wil cut a perfect circle the simply cut the film in a rectangle remove from the backing sheet and apply to the surface of the model burnish the film down lightly with a cotton bud and you have the perfect mask.
Hope this helps.
Gary


good info, thanks!

__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,504
Reply with quote  #6 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RossiM1
Glad to be of help another solution forgive the pun is to get some Dacco products strong setting solution available from MDC model design constructor Solvaset from GrandPrix models both companys are on the web.Both these solutions are very strong and will settle cardboard thick decals, also I use a hair dryer which forces and almost heat shrinks decals onto the most complex of surfaces.
Gary


Have not heard anyone talking about using a hair dryer to help with decals--I got to try that! thanks for the tip!

__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
cwilson2910

Senior Aircraftman (Technician)
Registered:
Posts: 66
Reply with quote  #7 
Only just read the hair dryer tip and about other setting solutions, as far as I was aware there was only a couple on the market!! Thank you for the tips.
Craig
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.