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How to use Gundam marking seals?

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#1 greg


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Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:15 PM

I just tried using a Gundam marking seal I cut out of January's Dengeki Hobby. I was happy to see a big selection of seals, so I decided to try one out. At first I was hoping that they were water decals, but after I cut one off of the page I was thinking that they worked like the "Gundam decals" that came with the HG Hyaku Shiki in which you apply the decal, rub it onto the model, then lift up on the sheet, leaving only the design. This is not the case. The film layer just stays there.

So how do you make these things not look so crappy? I used my X-Acto knife to cut off as much of the excess as possible off the model. Can I spray a gloss top coat on this and make the edges disappear?

#2 icevenom


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Posted 01 February 2008 - 02:32 AM

Decal softener. I think.

I stopped using sticker decals on my MG Destiny. It looks intimidating enough with on the rub on decals. Besides, most of the recent kits don't need *that* much.

#3 MarkW


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Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:56 AM

If these are truly stickers, you can't make them not look crappy.  Fortunately, there are a number of sources for decal (watersldie) you can use.

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