Modeling in General
General discussions about modeling topics.
painting decal sheets
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Utah, United States
Member Since: January 24, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 11:48 AM UTC
Hello all,

I am wondering if there is a way to color or paint decal film for Misc. uses. I have heard of printing on the alps but was wondering if there was a way just to put a single color on the film you could cut out or something to that effect that would be more acurate than painting or masking.
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Stockholm, Sweden
Member Since: December 19, 2001
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 03:21 AM UTC
You should be able to paint just about anything on clear decal sheets and use them to cut things etc. Just make sure you put a clear varnish over what you paint to seal it to the decal sheet. For simple shapes though I just use homemade spraying masks, much less hassle and you don't need to worry about decaling (gloss finish, microsol/set etc...)
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South Australia, Australia
Member Since: January 09, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 07:52 AM UTC
In addition to Brian, I use the masks on the decal sheet and seal it with clear coat, but I do spray my base color first (it works if you painting a single color vehicle) so You dont need to care too much in trimming the excess film...