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Dave Potter25/02/2015 23:20:51
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Hi guys,can anyone tell me where I can get decals from? I don't want big amounts just a few small ones like lettering and names.

Cheers Dave......

Phil Cooke25/02/2015 23:26:47
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speak to Lee at Pyramid models - huge range 'off the shelf' plus bespoke decals to order.

denis parkinson25/02/2015 23:53:54
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Dave, I have some lettering advertised on here in the classified section..

20 and 25mm lettering

Brian Wilson 226/02/2015 06:14:39
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Modelmarkings, great service, email him what you want and good as done

Edited By Brian Wilson 2 on 26/02/2015 06:16:27

Andy Green26/02/2015 07:15:49
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Modelmarkings every time.

Andy.

john melia 126/02/2015 08:11:14
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dave i have a vinyl cutter , i do all my own decals , for myself and my mates , let me know what you want and i'll do them for the price of the postage

Allan Bennett26/02/2015 08:23:10
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If you have a computer and printer you can make your own decals using waterslide decal paper from suppliers such as Lazertran. You need to get the right kind of paper for your printer -- ink jet or laser. I use ink jet paper, and give the finished decal a quick spray with clear varnish before cutting it out and applying it, because my HP ink isn't very waterproof.

john melia 126/02/2015 11:31:01
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much easier with a vinyl cutter yes

Cuban826/02/2015 12:21:43
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Posted by Allan Bennett on 26/02/2015 08:23:10:

If you have a computer and printer you can make your own decals using waterslide decal paper from suppliers such as Lazertran. You need to get the right kind of paper for your printer -- ink jet or laser. I use ink jet paper, and give the finished decal a quick spray with clear varnish before cutting it out and applying it, because my HP ink isn't very waterproof.

Got some waterslide decal paper from Ebay and used it to reproduce the old and cracked scale decals in an ancient kit that I'd acquired. Very pleased with the results. Plenty of sources for Vinyl lettering - just need to shop around. A friend of mine who builds very nice scale stuff gets his from a local car customizing shop for only a few quid.

Rosco26/02/2015 13:29:25
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Tip - Hairspray works well as a clear varnish to seal over decals made on the home printer.

Rosco
Allan Bennett26/02/2015 20:14:11
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I agree about the vinyl cutter, but if you haven't got one, decals are simple, and cheaper than buying one.

Decals are also still sometimes best for things such as manufacturers' logos, which may have too many different colours and shading to be easily done in vinyl. Unless you're a dab hand at airbrushing, in which case you can make your stencils on the vinyl cutter.

Dave Potter26/02/2015 22:30:38
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Thanks to you all for the replies that you have sent me. I'm giving my Mini Lec Roo it's maiden on Sunday, weather permitting. If ok I may get back to you John to take up your offer but I must pay you for them. The Mini Lec Roo is a free plan from the RCM&E.

Cheers everybody.....

Dave.....

john melia 126/02/2015 22:41:28
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anytime dave just let me know

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