|Feb 14, 2004, 10:39 AM|
Making your own decals: a step by step guide
Here's a little tip on creating your own decals. Hope this will become handy to someone else.
What you'll need:
1. hobby knife
2. colored tape
3. regular wax paper
4. printout of any picture that will become the decal's figure.
|Feb 14, 2004, 06:39 PM|
Nice tip! I've been thinking of using decals on my next plane and was considering using the inkjet decal paper and clear acrylic spray. Have you tried that method? Was wondering about the longevity of the decal.
|Feb 14, 2004, 09:24 PM|
Haven't really tried anything else yet. I never had the need to put my decals on my other planes (3dx, ult bip, estarter, slowstick, & freedom glider). I just either paint them w/ pentel pens or use the supplied decals. But when my pcw came, I had to be a little creative. So, I ended up creating my own using the above technique.
I hope the inkjet decal will last long, if ever your gonna try that one. For the one I did, I guess the quality will depend on the colored tape you'll use.
Yes, the tape will come off the wax paper without a problem. Just one note though, since the tape and wax paper are both thin, you might find it hard to separate them on the edges. If this is so, try using your hobby knife to separate the tape.
Hope this works for you guys!
|Feb 15, 2004, 07:21 AM|
I have used several sorts of inkjet decal paper. Mostly the better the print, the stiffer and less flexible is the decal, so for compound curves, get the special super stretchable stuff.
Spray immediately. else sweaty finger will ruin it, and spray again once in place.
I tend to use whlte paper to get decent colors, rather than transparent, and try and match the background color to what I am applying over.
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