Can anyone suggest to me how I can possibly acquire replacement decals for this model? I've screwed up SEVERAL decals already, and I feel like I might need to replace them ASAP!
Also, does anyone have ideas on how to get decals like this to properly shrink-wrap around raised surfaces like on this part of the model? I tried using Micro Sol, but not even that helped. Any help is appreciated.
Ventral side panel decals complete. Next up, clearcoats. Overall, the entire model took 4 days full-time to build, and another few weeks on and off on the decals. I got a little lazy on the decals, so it took me longer to do them than the build itself. How long did it take to build the model for you guys, before the painting and decals?
Here's what the underside looks like.
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Any advice on how to put clearcoat on this? Should I use both Dullcote and Glosscote? Which order? Any help would be appreciated.
With a kit this big and expensive I'd remove the clear coat. If you don't, you'll never be completely happy with it. Unless you weather the felgercarb out of it- and I don't know if you want to go that heavy just to cover up all that. Which unfortunately means all the decals will be trashed & you'll have to paint them on. That's why I always paint mine on- decals just suck unless you clear coat them. I never clear coat.I just applied two coats of gloss clearcoat on each side of the model. HOWEVER, I did NOT realize that there were dust particles all over the model, and I ended up clearcoating the dust particles permanently anyway. I should've cleaned the model FIRST before clearcoating. Will this be a major problem later on when it comes to weathering the model? Please let me know.
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Yes, this would work! I'd take the easier way out though, myself.If the dust really bothers you, try wet sanding the model lightly with 1,000 grit sandpaper. Be careful not to sand down into the decals. The decals will appear hazy after sanding. After sanding clear coat the model again. Continue the process of sanding then clear coating until you get the desired results…. This is a process that a lot of modelers use to make the decals look like they are part of the paint. Check on YouTube for a step by step tutorial. Good luck.