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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I've tried the custom decals too. No luck. Since the Mantis Warrior badge (the old one anyway) is on a roundel, I just print them out and paper, cut them out and glue them on. Works well for flat surfaces but wouldn't work on curved. Yours is a bit pointy for that. I'd go with WM's suggestion.

   
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 Gitsplitta wrote:
I've tried the custom decals too. No luck.


What did you try? I've had good results just using a copy shop that was advertised on a railroad modelers' forum. It's apparently pretty easy with the right printers and decal paper. The right printers being the trick of course, but that's what copy shops are for

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Yeah, the problem there is the ink-jet ink; it's water soluble.

Couple of things you can try (don't know if either are possible, just thinking aloud);

Do you have access to a laser-jet printer. That should solve the ink running problem. Don't know how the decal sheet will react to it.

Try a layer of varnish over the printed transfers. It will protect the ink from the water. You may have to cut them out (or score as I usually do) very close to their edges. Don't know if it will prevent the transfers from coming off the paper.
Careful adding the varnish, if it's water-based it will also have the possibility of smudging the ink. A spray would be best... or a non-water-based varnish....

...I did an experiment with printed (ink-jet) "posters" and my Humbrol varnishes.
*after a long search* Found it:
Spoiler:

While this was for gluing posters to terrain, it does show that a layer of varnish prevents the ink bleed.


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Welll. Dr H's suggestion worked absolutely perfectly. I hit with a coat of dullcoat and the rest is history.....space sharks....((i applied the first two to the older batch which are a bit dirtier.... the newer models will look even better (super sneaky peak photos,,,,...and a dread.....WIP....space sharks.....








THANKS DR H YOU ARE A HOBBY BAD A$$ AND YOU JUST SAVED ME TIME AND MONEY<3

PS: what is the best and most useful in all situations loadout for the sarge....before i model him....thanks!

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Hey bebop where did you acquire your decal paper?


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Oh and those models look way good

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hey comrade thanks! I bought inkjet waterslide decal paper off amazon. it was about 20$ for 25 sheets...


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Decrepit Dakkanaut






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That turned out beautifully! Leave it to Dr H to come through in a pinch.

   
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Decals look great. What’s going on with the sensor on the dread?
   
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I'm glad it worked. Good job, look nice.

That's why we're all here, learning from each other's experiences to improve as a whole. Something for us all to remember for the future; home-made decals and varnish.


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Top notch, that paint job is soooo smooth


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Thanks guys!! I think ya missed my question at the bottom! Whats the best loadout (in all situations) for the sarge model?? i havent read the codex yet or even played a game with SM so i want to build a nuetral sarge model. Thanks!! <3

PS; Whaley, yes that sensor module i put on the front to cover up the ultramarine logo. I liked the forward motion of it, and i think the dread models are squat and boxy. I know it isnt, scientifically accurate, but i also like the positioning of the turquoise tertiary right there.

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Looking forward to those Space Sharks...

Cheers,

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