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Sealing Acreation Aztec Decals

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Hi everybody!

I'm currently working on restoring my AMT 1:1400 USS Enterprise D and so far its going well. It is the second stage of my many headed beast restoration project: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235006480-revisit-and-restoration-of-old-star-trek-models/

So I decided that I was going to use Acreation Models Aztecing decals instead of painting the Aztecing on by hand!


My question is what is the best way to apply them? By that I mean, what would I use to prepare the area I am applying the decal too before hand, and what is the best method to seal them afterwards?

Any help and advice is greatly appreciated :)


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I used Acreation's Aztecs on my STID Enterprise.

You will have to cut right to the edges of the aztec section you are about to apply & also once in the water it only takes 10 secs for them to come off the paper & as they are of a film consistency as opposed to an actual decal, be careful they dont fold on you when applying them to the surface, as they can be a right pain to straighten out again.

Microset went down great when placing them & Microsol also worked great around those raised/stepped sections.

Once down on the surface, let them dry for at least 24 hours each time before Microsoling & sealing them.

When it comes to sealing them, I found Humbrol Glosscote discolored the aztecs slightly & faded them away on the neck aztecs.

But when I used Revell Aquacolor Clear Gloss it worked perfectly & didnt fade or discolor the aztecs.

Hope this helps.


Edited by Deadman Disciple

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