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stevehnz

Bedding decals in Klear/ Future or equivalent.

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12 hours ago, stevehnz said:

That looks good Duncan Ok, so I'm biased 'cause I've got these decals too though I'm guessing yours might be 1/48 :unsure: There is no doubt some practice makes better but I reckon it is a forgiving method, hiccups are recoverable & it also has the beauty of enabling second layer decals to go on fairly soon, rather than waiting over night.

Steve

Thanks Steve, practice will make better I'm sure. Those are the 1/72 scale decals.

 

Duncan B

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1 hour ago, Duncan B said:

Those are the 1/72 scale decals.

Your photography lead me to think  they were bigger, nicely done. As an aside, which Typhoon kit are they designed for or maybe more pertinently which one have you used? They fit very well.

Steve.

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7 hours ago, stevehnz said:

Your photography lead me to think  they were bigger, nicely done. As an aside, which Typhoon kit are they designed for or maybe more pertinently which one have you used? They fit very well.

Steve.

Not sure if they are generic or not but I used the Hasegawa kit (I have not enjoyed the build, wing and intake joints in particular were not very good).

 

Duncan B

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After making the request of the mods, this thread has now been PINNED in Tools & Tips, Decals. Thanks to which ever mod did the deed,  hopefully it will become a useful resource as others contribute their experiences with this method.

Steve.

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Nice to see you pros weighing in on this.  I'd been floating them in on a puddle of diluted Quickshine but figured it was probably the wrong thing to do even though I was getting positive results.  I don't even prime the whole thing with a coat of gloss or Quickshine first, just dump it right on the matt paint.  After they dry I flood them with the Red Micro-thingy bottle a couple of times and they seem to like it well enough.  Doing it that way gives me more time to slip and slide before it says, "Till death us do part".  I found it especially good for those little warning triangles that are about the size of a titmouse's toenails.

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I was doing OK without glossing till I got to some Academy stencils,  :( , since then, I figure a quick (brushed) coat of whatever it is you use, KOE, Quickshine, Pascoes for us down under, is easy insurance against really bloody minded decals.

Steve.

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8 minutes ago, stevehnz said:

Academy stencils

You mean the ones made from 10mm MDF? :banghead:

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Talking of Klear ,my bottle of Pledge multi surface wax is getting low ,i bought it just after i returned to modelling in 2011 .

It has the red label ,they seem to be selling it with blue labels now .Is it the same stuff ,and what would be a fair price for a bottle of 750ml .

Any help would be helpful.

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It's slightly different. Some people get on with it, others not. Go the Quickshine route.

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Hi ,thanks for the reply ,never heard of quickshine ,had a look on ebay .Seems a bit expensive ,i can get the Pledge stuff for £3.95 from Sainsburys

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On 6/29/2018 at 10:31 PM, Duncan B said:

I tried to ‘float’ decals into place with Kleer once before and it left a raised ring of dried Kleer around the edge of the decal. I didn’t dilute it though so is that likely to have caused the ring?

 

Duncan B

Did you wick any strokes KOE away, when the decals was positioned properly? That's where Is think the ring came from.

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This is the method I've used for decals for many years - and and am seledom defeated by decals.

I tried Microsol and Microset once, couldn't get on with it - and the smell!

 

I panic-bought Klear at the end of its sales, and have never used anything else. Probably have a lifetime's supply.

My thinking is  for Klear to fill any gap between the decals and the model, leaving no space for any air. Air causes the silvering - so don't let any in.

I press the decal down with an old tee-shirt to wick up any excess. The thinner the Klear, the quicker it dries. Be VERY careful handling the model, decals have come off , onto my fingers.

As Steve describes, another coat overall to level the surface, before a matt finish. But be careful here you can activate setting Klear, resulting in some solid stuff on the surface of you model.

 

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8 hours ago, theplasticsurgeon said:

Did you wick any strokes KOE away, when the decals was positioned properly? That's where Is think the ring came from.

To be honest I can't remember however the thinned Kleer as per the OP worked very well for me recently.

 

Duncan B

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10 hours ago, cocky05d said:

Hi ,thanks for the reply ,never heard of quickshine ,had a look on ebay .Seems a bit expensive ,i can get the Pledge stuff for £3.95 from Sainsburys

You get what you pay for. How big a bottle in Sainsbugs?

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I think it is 750ml ,and the price is £3.15 .I got some Astonish wood floor polish a while ago ,any views on that?

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