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Aging wall advertisements

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I have acquired some DioDump French wall advertisement decals for a building idea that I have ruminating in my head. The thing is you never see one of these adverts in pristine condition. They are almost always weathered, faded, bits missing - take your pick from this selection. I have done the obvious googling on the topic of how to do this with a model one and there is a lot of advice. It would seem that something that is suggested is lightly sanding the transfers before putting them on, others suggest blending it it with an airbrush. 


I was wondering of anyone has done this and has any tips and suggestions on how to do it successfully?





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Finescale Miniatures had the best instructions I can remember for making a poster look somewhat scale & worn down.


cut to desired size.


cut a piece of thin masking tape about 3/4 of the length & width and apply it to the back of the sign centered.


sand the edges of the paper, well, (scale) paper thin for the entire border.


distress the front w/ vertical strokes of either fine sandpaper or steel wool - or both!


brush on micro kristal clear to the backside.


apply to the building and burnish the paper to the building you've chosen.


coat w/ clear if desired.









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