Newbie applying decals

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shodanman
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Newbie applying decals

Post by shodanman » Sat May 13, 2017 5:04 pm

I'm building and just finished painting a 1/350 1701 refit using acrylic paints.
I'm ready to put on the aztec decals, but I'm not too sure whether I can put them on the paint directly or need to put them on a gloss coat. Different people tell me different things.
Which is the best way as I have never really used decals before.
If I need to use a gloss coat which brand is the best?
Thanks for your help.

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Post by DaveVan » Sat May 13, 2017 6:35 pm

See general.....thx
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Post by irishtrek » Sat May 13, 2017 10:50 pm

Since you used acrylics then I suggest using future floor polish other wise your finish is going to turn yellow with time.
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Re: Newbie applying decals

Post by Lt. Z0mBe » Tue May 16, 2017 12:13 pm

Check out the "Advanced: Decals" thread in this very forum. Also, welcome aboard. :)

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Re: Newbie applying decals

Post by SpaceRanger1 » Wed May 17, 2017 10:06 am

For an excellent decal tutorial, see here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chCLz7xnnZQ

And be sure to check out Paul's other videos as well.
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