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Hi all, I got to the decaling stage on my Academy 1/72 F-15D this afternoon, using Caracal's Lakenheath F-15 set. I have to admit, my heat sunk when I saw that they were printed by Cartograf. Every time I have attempted to use decals printed by Cartograf they've silvered, and this sheet is no exception. The decals themselves seem to be really thick and just won't submit to any decal solvent in my arsenal*. I've also tried the diluted Klear trick, and that didn't work either. They just won't bed down onto the model and the silvering is as bad as I've ever seen. I've been using
Hi everyone, I've suffered a strange problem with decal silvering which has spoiled an otherwise enjoyable build, the Eduard Weekend Mig 21R. I'm pretty experienced modeller and have never had a problem like this. I may have had a duff set of decals... After the build I went through my usual process, buffing the paint, airbrushing thin coats of Klear until I had a high gloss, and finally polishing the decal areas. The decals were soaked for 20 second or so, removed and rested on kitchen roll until the decal released. I used Microset and sol and carefully pressed the decals into place and 'ro