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Need help for Decal Application on Clone Helmet

Post by Borgarath on Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:58 am

Hello everyone, this is my first time posting or being here on CABG. I found this website from clonearmycustoms.com and I've been inspired to make my own clone! Lately I have been trying to learn how to use waterslide decals to make special clones for a film, and the thing that I am having trouble with is putting decals on a helmet. I've used brasso to get rid of all the printing on a clone, and I have my helmet decal scaled.

I print the decal on clear decal paper. I then use clear sealant gloss to prevent the decal from rubbing off. I wait 30 minutes for it to dry. I then cut it out and let it sit in water for 15-45 seconds. I put the decal on the helmet, using q-tips to get any bubbles out and the ink rubs out here. I sprayed it correctly, etc. Any specific tips or stuff to watch out for? I can do torsos, arms, and legs perfectly fine, just not the helmet.


Also, when I put the decal on the clone helmet, I get rid of the wrinkles and every time I do that the print rubs off. I'm not pushing the print roughly either. Help?

Warning: Somewhat picture heavy
I don't want to ruin these helmets before I get the basics learned right.




This is the helmet I am attempting to put the decal on. Can someone help me with this? With much thanks from a newbie!



Last edited by Borgarath on Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:18 am; edited 3 times in total (Reason for editing : Forgot to mention something and to introduce myself.)
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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by CloneCommandoXion on Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:16 am

Speaking as a fellow customizer, you aren't giving the decals quite enough time to dry after you print them. I actually wait two hours, also more than one coat is recommended. Decals are tough to put on helmets, yes, but I tend to use my fingers and or tweezers. Sometimes Q-tips can dry out the decals before they wrap properly over the element you want to put them on. I think the problem you may be having is touching the decals too much, by doing this they become far less flexible.

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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by Borgarath on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:19 pm

Alright, I will try this when I refill my black ink cartridges! I watched Legoboy12346578's tutorial and he never said anything about waiting 2 hours after you print it. I sure have a lot to learn. Thank you for the suggestion and advice!
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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by Justin Pyne on Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:05 am

This thread may explain the process more clearly.
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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by Borgarath on Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:23 am

Justin Pyne wrote:This thread may explain the process more clearly.
I did looked at that forum post, but it didn't explain too much about it.
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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by C.J.Cutrone9 on Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:01 am

I haven't applied WS decals before but.. with you ink problem I'd suggest you'd dry your hands, and after you have applied the decal to the helmet, take out the wrinkles w/ your finger.
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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by Wickedskillz on Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:27 am

Welcome to CABG! I've never tried WSD application before, so I can't help you out there, but I'm sure you'll get it eventually.
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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by Rook on Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:37 pm

Borgarath wrote:Alright, I will try this when I refill my black ink cartridges! I watched Legoboy12346578's tutorial and he never said anything about waiting 2 hours after you print it. I sure have a lot to learn. Thank you for the suggestion and advice!

Topic merged.

PS: That's because he's an idiot. He uses other peoples’ materials and tries to pass them off as his own because he beheld it, and changed a brick or some other minor detail. Similar to saying I wrote The Declaration of Independence because I have a copy with my signature on it.

PPS: Please read the forum's rules and regulation about topics for the New Members Area. Also you may have noticed an entire section of this forum is about Customizing and Building Techniques. USE IT.

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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by Borgarath on Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:27 am

Rook wrote:
Borgarath wrote:Alright, I will try this when I refill my black ink cartridges! I watched Legoboy12346578's tutorial and he never said anything about waiting 2 hours after you print it. I sure have a lot to learn. Thank you for the suggestion and advice!

Topic merged.

PS: That's because he's an idiot. He uses other peoples’ materials and tries to pass them off as his own because he beheld it, and changed a brick or some other minor detail. Similar to saying I wrote The Declaration of Independence because I have a copy with my signature on it.

PPS: Please read the forum's rules and regulation about topics for the New Members Area. Also you may have noticed an entire section of this forum is about Customizing and Building Techniques. USE IT.
In order to follow the rules of you can't post a reply to a post that is older than two weeks, I can't reply to anything related to waterslide decals (because most topics are already older than two weeks...). I also cannot make a new forum topic in that forum topic because I am new here. But yes I will try to find some way.
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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by Rook on Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:55 pm

I love people trying to quote what I wrote. But never the less it says, “new and important information”. If you have a new question that hasn't been answered in an old tutorial, by all means bump it and ask it. Wink The New Members threads are just for introductions.

PS: Post a link to your gallery or send an app. (See Guild App.) So you can earn full posting rights. Thumbs up

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Rules

Post by Bunker on Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:34 pm

I've noticed that some rules are no longer followed such as, "The 5 Words Per Sentence Rule." Can Somebody give me a list of which rules are no longer in place?
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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by Rook on Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:49 pm

Ah easy. The constitution is up to date. All rules changes/amendments are voted on by the staff and are thereafter changed on the forum's constitution. And Amendments are always posted as front page news for several weeks. If you find a discrepancy please bring it to the attention of a MOD or ADMIN.

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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by a43 on Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:26 pm

Is It okay to ask others to take a look at my filckr for input?
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Post by C.J.Cutrone9 on Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:01 am

A lot of others have asked.So I'd say yes.
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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by Rook on Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:04 am

a43 wrote:Is It okay to ask others to take a look at my filckr for input?

If you'd read the rules you'd know the answer.

http://www.thecabg.net/t4928-rules-for-posting-in-this-section-read-before-posting

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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by C.J.Cutrone9 on Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:29 am

I had a look at your stream, 90% of your stuff was custom clones. The 10% that was build weren't very good. Not to be rude. I suggest building a small 16x16. Then when you finish it, grab a sheet/blanket and photograph the build again. Then we can give you some feedback. Use our feedback to improve the build then repeat until your done. You need 3 builds to get in and the surest way of getting in is to get the people who already got in to critique your MOCs.

Once again I'm trying to help, not sound rude/insulting/mean. Smile
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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by Wickedskillz on Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:39 am

Hey, a43, take a look at this thread. It really got me going. Wink
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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by Wickedskillz on Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:43 am

Hey, I was wondering, how are you meant to post Flickr photos here (without being a member)? I've tried posting it in the specified CABGOIII thread, but to no avail. Link here to the image needed.
Oh, and sorry for the double post/ Someone reply!
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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by Fithboy on Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:20 am

Wickedskillz wrote:Hey, I was wondering, how are you meant to post Flickr photos here (without being a member)? I've tried posting it in the specified CABGOIII thread, but to no avail. Link here to the image needed.
Oh, and sorry for the double post/ Someone reply!

You do [.img] <URL of image goes here> [./img] but without the spaces and full stops. It may not work for you because your not a Guildy, but Wicked, if you apply you'll be straight in!

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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by C.J.Cutrone9 on Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:15 pm

I know, and there would be so many more contest for you to join. Look, if I cna get in, you can definately get in. Smile
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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by Halen on Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:02 pm

Make sure the URL ends in a file extension .jpeg .bmp for example.
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Post by Wickedskillz on Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:47 am

Commander Halen wrote:Make sure the URL ends in a file extension .jpeg .bmp for example.
Ah, that was what I needed. I had to grab the BB code from Flickr. Doh! Cheers for the help.

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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by a43 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:38 am

C.J.Cutrone9 wrote:I had a look at your stream, 90% of your stuff was custom clones. The 10% that was build weren't very good. Not to be rude. I suggest building a small 16x16. Then when you finish it, grab a sheet/blanket and photograph the build again. Then we can give you some feedback. Use our feedback to improve the build then repeat until your done. You need 3 builds to get in and the surest way of getting in is to get the people who already got in to critique your MOCs.

Once again I'm trying to help, not sound rude/insulting/mean. Smile


its fine that's pretty much what it was at the start and what would be a good background color for photography? Doh! (noob question)
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Post by jamesuniverse on Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:17 am

Actually. Not really a Noob question. Some cool photo backgrounds can be boring white, lime green, black, grey, blue, really any SOLID color. Probably no too bright like yellow, but it really depends on what you like. I had white, but I now have a blue and grey and all look fine.
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Re: New Member Questions Thread

Post by C.J.Cutrone9 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:27 pm

I like how you said, "Some cool photo backgrounds can be boring white,......" XD
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