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Post by Commanderblueleader96 on Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:04 pm

I think this one is self explamatory.
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Post by Commanderblueleader96 on Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:56 am

Hey I was just wondering, I don't/can't use cloth elements for my paulrons and kamas what would be the best subsitute?
I am currently plannin to print a pic of said elements along with my decals on sticker paper and cut holes in them. Is that the best thing to do?

P.S. Sorry for the double post.
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Post by Thunder-blade on Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:59 am

This is the cheapest alternative to making kamas and pauldrons. I use it myself and it works like a dream!
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Post by Commanderblueleader96 on Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:55 pm

Thunder-blade wrote:This is the cheapest alternative to making kamas and pauldrons. I use it myself and it works like a dream!

THat is some very good news, and something lifted off my chest.
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by -Aki- on Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:00 pm

Or, you could could use my tecnique!
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Post by Clonecommando007 on Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:21 pm

Commanderblueleader96 wrote:Hey I was just wondering, I don't/can't use cloth elements for my paulrons and kamas what would be the best subsitute?
I am currently plannin to print a pic of said elements along with my decals on sticker paper and cut holes in them. Is that the best thing to do?

P.S. Sorry for the double post.
I would recommend waiting till Jedi Joe and Darth Pineapple open their bricklink store for pauldrons. They are expert makers of them.

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Post by Thunder-blade on Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:29 pm

Commanderblueleader96 wrote:
Thunder-blade wrote:This is the cheapest alternative to making kamas and pauldrons. I use it myself and it works like a dream!

THat is some very good news, and something lifted off my chest.

Aki... did you not see the link I posted? That WAS your technique! Razz
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by Commander Catsie on Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:38 pm

Yes, actually most of us prefer sticker paper to decals. If you use decals the base body must be all white, which means you have to remove the original printing, which kills the value of the figure.

I get plane white torso's from BS to put my decals on, works aswell and I think it looks a lot better than stickers.

But offcourse it is a little bit more expensive and time consuming.
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Post by Commanderblueleader96 on Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:35 pm

Clonecommando007 wrote:Yes, actually most of us prefer sticker paper to decals. If you use decals the base body must be all white, which means you have to remove the original printing, which kills the value of the figure.
Sorry for being slow about this but are you saying the design underneath will show through? If so what is the cheapest way to remove the design?
P.S. If somone has a picture of K Comany from the movie would they pm it to me?
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Post by Commanderblueleader96 on Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:38 pm

Clonecommando007 wrote:
Commanderblueleader96 wrote:Hey I was just wondering, I don't/can't use cloth elements for my paulrons and kamas what would be the best subsitute?
I am currently plannin to print a pic of said elements along with my decals on sticker paper and cut holes in them. Is that the best thing to do?

P.S. Sorry for the double post.
I would recommend waiting till Jedi Joe and Darth Pineapple open their bricklink store for pauldrons. They are expert makers of them.

When will that be? And if Jedi Joe/DarthPineapple read this how much will they cost?
P.S Man I am awful at these double post, sorry.
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by Jedi Joe on Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:39 pm

Commanderblueleader96 wrote:
Clonecommando007 wrote:
Commanderblueleader96 wrote:Hey I was just wondering, I don't/can't use cloth elements for my paulrons and kamas what would be the best subsitute?
I am currently plannin to print a pic of said elements along with my decals on sticker paper and cut holes in them. Is that the best thing to do?

P.S. Sorry for the double post.
I would recommend waiting till Jedi Joe and Darth Pineapple open their bricklink store for pauldrons. They are expert makers of them.

When will that be? And if Jedi Joe/DarthPineapple read this how much will they cost?
P.S Man I am awful at these double post, sorry.

Roughly $2.00.
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Post by Commander Ravage on Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:48 am

I would not call myself a novice but I make exceptional decals, I might post them later on.
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by Muskey15 on Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:28 am

Would white mailing labels be a good sticker paper, or do I need something else?
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Post by 667thLegion on Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:45 am

It should work. What I would do though, after making a sticker, put clear tape over it to give it a nice shine. Wink
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Post by Muskey15 on Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:00 am

Alright, thanks! I'm printing a decal now, so I'll bear it in mind.
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Post by tygerb on Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:27 am

Where can you get good decal paper and for how much?
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Post by Thunder-blade on Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:28 am

Decal Paper or stickers?

Personally, I use this for decals... Wbob also uses this paper!
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Post by tygerb on Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:29 am

Okay I might give that a shot, I have heard that mailing tabs also work.
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by Commander Ravage on Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:51 am

I don't use decals most of the time but I just decorate and design by hand. Pilot
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Post by tygerb on Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:00 am

Do mailing tabs work for decals too?
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Post by Thunder-blade on Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:07 am

Mailing labels will work, but they are called "stickers" not decals... since decals refer to waterslides..
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Post by Clonecommando007 on Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:31 am

Decals really look better once applied, but they're a real bitch to cut out and apply without messing up. I've decaled three figures and all of them have some problems with the decals.

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Post by Thunder-blade on Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:59 pm

Very true CC, I am working on waterslides now and it's ALOT harder than I expected...

There's alot of waiting time, plus it's more expensive. The waterslides, the Brasso, and sealant...
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Post by Chaotic Good on Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:59 pm

Thunder-blade wrote:Very true CC, I am working on waterslides now and it's ALOT harder than I expected...

There's alot of waiting time, plus it's more expensive. The waterslides, the Brasso, and sealant...

Man, I know. It's taken me about a year to get everything working smoothly for my decals - I'm currently battling with my faulty printer which just refuses to print properly on white decal paper.

But is it worth it all? Definitely!

As to Brasso, I have some stuff that's Brasso 'wadding'. Basically, it's like a piece of cloth (or some similar material) which is covered in Brasso. It can be used much like a cloth against the LEGO torso, but after some time continuously scrubbing or rubbing it against the torso, it's removed the printing completely. I think liquid Brasso takes longer, but with wadding you can control the length of time it takes.
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Post by Thunder-blade on Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:05 pm

Where can you get this Brasso Wadding? And for what price?
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