Author Topic: Sword of Light decal (new) on red mechs.  (Read 673 times)

David D

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Sword of Light decal (new) on red mechs.
« on: 08 October 2023, 15:20:06 »
Having checked out camo specs, how do you get your decals to stand out so well. I have tried painting white before I apply the decal from FPG, but I still cannot get defined images I see elsewhere. What am I missing?

warriorsoul

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Re: Sword of Light decal (new) on red mechs.
« Reply #1 on: 08 October 2023, 16:12:48 »
Can you provide an example? I usually just stick the decal on, apply a couple coats of Citadel 'Ardcoat and then spray it with a matte finish.
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Ghaz

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Re: Sword of Light decal (new) on red mechs.
« Reply #2 on: 08 October 2023, 17:51:57 »
GW would have you put down a layer of 'Ardcoat and place the decal on that, then once it's dry give the area a layer of Lahmian Medium:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIA-EdSUuFE

The best way to do decals however is with this TUTORIAL from Winterdyne.

jairb

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Re: Sword of Light decal (new) on red mechs.
« Reply #3 on: 08 October 2023, 22:11:50 »
The most reliable approach is to brush on a small amount of Gloss Varnish on the location where the waterslide decal will be placed.
Allow it to dry.
Apply the decal over the Gloss Varnish
Allow to set
Apply Gloss Varnish over the set decal
Allow to dry
Apply Matt Varnish over entire model

warriorsoul

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Re: Sword of Light decal (new) on red mechs.
« Reply #4 on: 09 October 2023, 10:11:15 »
 The main thing I will recommend is always use plenty of heat to seal that decal down flush to the model. I stick mine in front of a forced air heater so it's basically like getting hit with a big hair dryer.
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Joel47

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Re: Sword of Light decal (new) on red mechs.
« Reply #5 on: 09 October 2023, 12:02:54 »
The best way to do decals however is with this TUTORIAL from Winterdyne.
I agree with everything in that tutorial except the part about using tweezers. I use a wet paint brush; while that's a bit more fiddly than tweezers, it's also much less likely to tear/damage the decal. If you're OK with occasional decal destruction, tweezers are faster.