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Help with 1/700 scale carrier plane decals

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  • Member since
    December, 2014
Help with 1/700 scale carrier plane decals
Posted by Johnef on Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:25 AM

I'm having a terrible time applying the decals to 1/700 carrier airplanes. Any suggestions on how to get them to stick will be greatly appreciated.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:30 AM

Have you put something to gloss up the area where you are applying the decals.  Making those areas glossy is primarily done to prevent silvering, but it also helps very small decals adhere.  A little bit of decal setting solution also helps.  Do not use solvent during application.  Also, just a slight wetting with the setting solution- too much and it will float the decal away.  For decals on small parts like that, I daub it with cotton swab as soon as it is in the right place.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    December, 2014
Posted by Johnef on Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:20 PM

Thank you, I'll try that

  • Member since
    October, 2016
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:00 PM

I did some tiny planes w/o glossing and it was terrible. Was my 1st try and I didn’t know any better. Now I know just a little more. I glossed the spots then used micro set and micro sol.  The result was much much better. 

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