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 Post subject: Decal advice
PostPosted: 22 Jul 2019, 06:20 
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Hey guys

I'm finally back into scale modelling and enjoying it more than ever. I'm currently busy with a Tamiya Tom's Toyota Supra and coming to applying decals to the body soon.

My question is, is there any way to prevent decals from splitting apart? I was busy getting my eye in on an older Subaru '98 WRC kit I had lying around but the decals just fell apart when I put them in the water and don't want a repeat of that as the decals are quite large on the Supra kit.

I'm busy sourcing Micro Sol and Micro Set, but is there anything I can do to prevent the kits from breaking apart?

Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Decal advice
PostPosted: 22 Jul 2019, 06:59 
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Spray with some sort of clear lacquer prior to inserting into water?

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 Post subject: Re: Decal advice
PostPosted: 22 Jul 2019, 22:34 
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In addition to Deans suggestion, there is also decal film. best is to experiment and see what works for you.

http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MI-12&Category_Code=FINPROD&Product_Count=6


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 Post subject: Re: Decal advice
PostPosted: 23 Jul 2019, 05:44 
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Thanks guys, I'll give both a bash.


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 Post subject: Re: Decal advice
PostPosted: 24 Jul 2019, 10:44 
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If it's an old kit, best to order aftermarket decals. I tried everything on an old Tamiya Beaufighter, nothing worked. Same thing, they just disintegrated in the water.


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