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Decals in panel lines - found a good trick

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Hi

 

Ive not seen this mentioned so I thought I would bring it to peoples attention.

 

ive often seen people recommend pushing decals into panel lines with a knife/blade and cutting the decal. 
 

however I’ve been using the Tamiya fine cotton buds in combination with the usual decal softening solutions and it works a charm. The decals set down really nicely and you can apply a lot of pressure to really push them in. If you rub them up and down the panel line with enough micro sol it will give you a clean panel line and expose any panel line wash underneath.

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Sounds like a great idea if you already spent time detailing the panel lines. 

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You can also run a pin or needle along the groove at a shallow angle, tip trailing.  I was given that tip by a friend and it has worked for me over the years :)

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