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drolmaeye

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I am at the decal stage on my first build in 20+ years--a Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk. Vb.  The kit includes white decals to "back" the roundels.

When applying, do I wait for the white ones to dry completely before putting on the final decal on top?  And should I then put a coat of Klear (or Pledge multi-surface finish here in the States)?  Or should I do them together, wet one atop the other?

The first option with clear makes the most sense now that I type this . . . I could just decal the whole thing, treating the white roundels as regular decals, then come back with the six, proper roundels after applying an intermediate gloss coat.

Anyway, any tips, warnings, etc. would be welcome.  I am so far fairly happy with my work, I would hate to mes it up now.

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I would apply the white decals first and allow to dry fully, then add the second decal on top as I have nether needed to add future on the first decal with no problems.

P.S getting the first decal down perfect is important as any imperfections on the first decal will come out on the second

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I would think that option one is the best, otherwise all the layers might not settle down well or dry reasonably. I applied some deals to a kit, then tore part of one off later while doing some detail paint masking. I cut additional decal replacement parts and overlayed onto the damaged decal. it all worked perfectly. the original decals had been on for several days before I had to make the repair and were thoroughly dry.
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Thanks for the replies.  I'll let them dry completely and then go with the stacking drirectly without future between.

I was hoping to sneak away from work today and drop by the LHS to get some Micro-sol and -set, but alas, boss and coworkers kept asking me to do work.  I'm gonna try to sneak away tomorrow and then should be able to get started with it tomorrow evening.

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Thanks for the replies.  I'll let them dry completely and then go with the stacking drirectly without future between.

I was hoping to sneak away from work today and drop by the LHS to get some Micro-sol and -set, but alas, boss and coworkers kept asking me to do work.  I'm gonna try to sneak away tomorrow and then should be able to get started with it tomorrow evening.


good luck! it always happens that when you need a get-a-way, the whole world has you by the coat tails!

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So, to follow up, I put the white backing pieces on one evening with the Micro-set and -sol solutions, put the color roundels on the following evening with no coat or surface treatment of any kind between and everything went down great.  Thanks again.
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So, to follow up, I put the white backing pieces on one evening with the Micro-set and -sol solutions, put the color roundels on the following evening with no coat or surface treatment of any kind between and everything went down great.  Thanks again.


great report! battle won, now back to the war in general!!!

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