Chris Beilby (cbeilby@home.com)
Sat, 31 Jul 1999 22:46:57 -0700


Mark Kuettner wrote:
>
> >Recently got this question from a person visiting my site:
> >
> >------------
> >Hey wassup. I recently bought a Master Grade MK.II r-178 model kit. Since
> >I can't read the Japanese instruction booklet, I don't know how to put on
> >these weirdo decals. There clear and don't seem to have any sticky backing
> >to them.
> >Do you have an answer?
>
> I have this kit, but I havn't inspected the decals yet. They most
> likely will be one of 2 things: waterslide decals or dry-transfer
> decals.
>
> Waterslide decals need to be put in lukewarm water which will soften
> the decal enough after a minute to be removed from the backing paper.
> You then apply the decal gently to the spot you want it to go. There
> are some great setting and smoothing solutions out there (I use Micro-
> set and Micro-sol) to get the decal to stick well over any type of
> surface.
>
> The second possibility, and the most likely, is dry-transfer decals.
> Buy a tool called a burnisher at a art store or any tool with a smooth
> round hard tip to it. Position the decal in the place you want it on the
> model, and hold it VERY still. Then rub over the decal completely
> with the tool. The decal will be applied with the pressure used, so
> make sure to rub the entire decal, or you will only get part of it to
> stick, and the other part remaining on the paper. Don't forget to seal
> the decals with a good flat topcoat of clear paint.
>
> Mark Kai
>
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Actually, all of the MG's I've assembled included a mixture of
peel-and-stick and dry transfer. The peel and stick are the ones that I
refuse to use...

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Christopher Beilby

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