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August 27, 2006, 06:34:37 AM
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Lots of decal softener. Plus you may have to trim the decals a bit almost like a puzzle then place them back on.

August 31, 2006, 12:08:14 PM
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Just ordered up some of the new decals available from Fulcy/Mechaskunk store! Cant wait to get them and see how they turned out. Thanks FF and Fulcy for making these available.  8)

September 06, 2006, 05:52:56 AM
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How do you guys cut around the decal? Do you trim and get as close as possible to the decal or do you guys leave a border? Will the clear border of the decal show?

September 06, 2006, 05:55:26 AM
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I cut as close to the print as posible. The border won't show if you place the decal on a glossy surface and use setting solutions.

September 06, 2006, 09:07:33 AM
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FF: The new decals that Fulcy and yourself made are awesome! I am using them on my current project and they look great.  8)

September 06, 2006, 09:14:39 AM
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Quote from: "mtomczek"
FF: The new decals that Fulcy and yourself made are awesome! I am using them on my current project and they look great.  8)


This comment is useless without pics!  :P

September 06, 2006, 03:18:17 PM
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FF: The new decals that Fulcy and yourself made are awesome! I am using them on my current project and they look great.  8)


This comment is useless without pics!  :P


They are on the way shortly :)

November 22, 2006, 03:31:29 PM
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Regarding the print your own solutions?

Does anyone have any experience with them? I'm looking for a way to get 1/48 blood chits for the back of the pilots in my diorama. I figure between the blood chits and the patches it would make for an interesting investment.

I take it this is regular paper (as far as the printer sees it).

It comes with software, but I'm an apple guy, and the chances that its both are very slim. Is the software required for the printing, or is it just a bunch of templates??

November 30, 2006, 02:45:47 PM
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I have a question that regards to decals, but more on the buying side.

Are the decals from SamuelDecal.com the same decals that come in the kits? Or are they variations and custom designs?

Also, are these wetslides, decals, or the dry press on ones?

I'm moist interested in the Crossbone decals as i just ordered that MG :D

November 30, 2006, 03:29:43 PM
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Quote from: "Oliphont"

Are the decals from SamuelDecal.com the same decals that come in the kits? Or are they variations and custom designs?

yes and no.  They sell waterslide copies of the bandai decals as well as custom designs they did themselves or gathered from other people.  You can custom design your own artwork and submit it to samueldecal and have them print out decals of your own design.

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Also, are these wetslides, decals, or the dry press on ones?

Waterslide.  I'm pretty sure their website states the decal type.

Read this: Samuel Decal "about" link

November 30, 2006, 03:37:35 PM
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Quote from: "gamerabaenre"
Quote from: "Oliphont"

Are the decals from SamuelDecal.com the same decals that come in the kits? Or are they variations and custom designs?

yes and no.  They sell waterslide copies of the bandai decals as well as custom designs they did themselves or gathered from other people.  You can custom design your own artwork and submit it to samueldecal and have them print out decals of your own design.

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Also, are these wetslides, decals, or the dry press on ones?

Waterslide.  I'm pretty sure their website states the decal type.

Read this: Samuel Decal "about" link


thanks  :D

December 10, 2006, 09:06:02 PM
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Here's a link-
http://www.microscale.com/products.htm
many of the 1/72 aircraft decals are near perfect for Gundam models and if you use the "micro scale system the carrier film practically disappears!
The dude abides!

December 11, 2006, 09:48:35 PM
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Hey guys,

anyways i have an MG MK.II Titans v2.0 and a MG Zeta v2.0 coming, and i was wondering as to what i could do to change from the stock design...

...anyways im really not familiar with the Zeta series, and so i was looking at the SamuelDecal.com site and trying to find decal sets that work with them. I was wondering if anyone knew which specific ones work with the MKIITitans and the Zeta.

thanks aton

December 11, 2006, 10:10:47 PM
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Bandai makes waterslide sets that work with both the Zeta Ver. 2.0 (Bandai part GD-20) and Gundam Mk.II Ver. 2.0 (Bandai part GD-19). They might take a little hunting to track down, but they'd be worth it.
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December 11, 2006, 10:17:12 PM
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I will try and look for those, but do you know of the ones on samuel that would work well?

December 17, 2006, 04:15:16 AM
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Does anyone know a good way of removing Dry Transfers?  I made a cockup with some with some which, while hideable, is annoying, and I'd rather remove them.  Currently they're on top of Tamiya acrylic gloss (I didn't think it was worth putting down FFA since it was a rub-on and it was gloss already) and I fear anything that will take the decal off will mess up the paint, too...

December 17, 2006, 04:55:17 AM
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Hi,
I had a similar problem in the past, and I managed to remove the transfers by gently scrubbing them with a knife, and used a masking tape to remove the lifting parts of the transfers.

There were some marks left, which I managed to hide with weathering, but this may not be possible with models other than armor.

Another method that I didn't try, but may work, is to use the micro sol (the blue bottle?), as it can soften the decals and remove it.

You need to take into consideration that repainting may not be avoided..

December 17, 2006, 09:44:29 AM
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The best way I've personally found to remove transfer decals is plain ol' clear tape. It may take a couple of tries, but if you're careful it won't pull up the paint.
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December 17, 2006, 11:13:24 AM
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The best way I've personally found to remove transfer decals is plain ol' clear tape. It may take a couple of tries, but if you're careful it won't pull up the paint.

Yes, I found this out the hard way when placing a dry-transfer a little too close to a previously applied one.  <_<

December 17, 2006, 12:13:44 PM
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Thanks guys, I might try the tape thing but at this point I'm walking on eggshells with this model and it doesn't look /bad/ right now.  >_>;  Cheers for the advice though.