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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by Geils99 on Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:54 pm

Does anyone have a lego denal decal? Blue Arc
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by Rook on Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:18 pm

Geils99 wrote:Does anyone have a lego denal decal? Blue Arc

What is the title of this thread? "A Guide for Making Custom Decals". Type "Decals" in search area and I think you'll find the thread you're looking for. Wink

http://www.thecabg.net/search.forum?search_keywords=Decals

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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by Guest on Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:21 am

I learned form a frined, that water-slide decals are hard, but what he does is:
Puts them in water, lets them dry, applies them to the minifigure, then sprays them.

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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by eclipsegrafx on Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:38 pm

Customizer, I dont think that would work too well with curved pieces like the helmet and arms. It might work great for the body though.
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by Troopa Daisy on Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:19 pm

Actually, it does work. That's exactly what I do. Wink
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by Chaotic Good on Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:23 pm

Sounds good to me. I might give it a go myself, as it could solve some problems with my current method and make the method more exact.
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by Justin Pyne on Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:10 pm

Let them dry? They're a lot more manueverable when they're wet, which is what I do. I let them dry after they've been applied to the figure. Is that a bad thing?

Is there a better or easier way to do this? Wow this thing looks'oh:
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by Dutch on Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:08 pm

After I apply my decal's. I take a hair dryer and smooth out any airbubble's.
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by eclipsegrafx on Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:09 am

you know... I dont know if im doing something write or wrong but the 2 decals i applied i didnt have air bubbles... do you apply the decals on a dry surface or wet? I have this liquid that makes it a little easier to apply.


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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by Chaotic Good on Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:43 am

eclipsegrafx wrote:you know... I dont know if im doing something write )or wrong but the 2 decals i applied i didnt have air bubbles... do you apply the decals on a dry surface or wet? I have this liquid that makes it a little easier to apply.

That sounds like decal softener or decal fix. Apparently using that does make it easier to apply, and make it look better; you're right.
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by eclipsegrafx on Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:03 am

Is there a difference between a decal softner and a decal fix? Currently its in another room but I think its the decal fix. I want to get decal softner just don't know the best type or where to get it. I hadn't had the time to research it yet either.

From what I remember/know the softner is applied afterwards? And you can't touch it at all until dries?
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by Chaotic Good on Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:45 pm

Yep, I think that's right. But I don't know where getting it in America is good, sorry.
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by FireHawk on Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:04 pm

You could get it at Hobbytown or Hobby Lobby, they usually have decal stuff.
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by eclipsegrafx on Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:33 pm

Thanks. I found something on that site called decal set. Is that the same thing? Does decal softner come under different names? I am trying to find the best way to do the legs and I think that is my missing ingredient. I do the sanding under the belt area. But the tight fit still makes me feel that its going to peel off eventually.
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by ^Ninja Trooper^ on Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:28 pm

I find, with my decals, that you don't need a decal softener. Mine go on fine with pure application, but that's just in my case. A decal softener would probably be good for helmet and leg decals though.

BTW, I'm that friend that customizer mentioned.
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by eclipsegrafx on Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:32 pm

Yeah, I am interested in the decal softner for the helmet, Legs, and arms. The arm decals I make are usually wrap arounds which currently work ok but I'd like to perfect the skill. The helmet is my main concern since I have so many ideas but without the proper tools (softner) I don't think the ideas would come out great. The over lapping parts of the decals wouldn't bind together properly.
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by FireHawk on Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:50 pm

^Ninja Trooper^ wrote:BTW, I'm that friend that customizer mentioned.
Sorry to be off topic, but what are you talking about?
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by eclipsegrafx on Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:40 pm

FireHawk wrote:
^Ninja Trooper^ wrote:BTW, I'm that friend that customizer mentioned.
Sorry to be off topic, but what are you talking about?

I think he was just introducing himself as customizer's friend.
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by Guest on Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:08 pm

Geils99 wrote:Does anyone have a lego denal decal? Blue Arc

If you look back through the early decals pages you'll find one. Kashyyyk

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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by BobbyC93 on Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:12 am

Tac wrote:
Commander Eddie wrote:How do I get the decals to stay on the legs Yellow

Did you use stickers or ordinary paper? Razz

I like the picture there, it is cool. Blue Arc javascript:emoticonp('Blue Arc')
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Thanks

Post by Eatingasandwich on Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:58 am

This was very interesting to read and very usefull. Thank you very much for this informitive article. I will hopefully using your technique soon.
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by Star Warts on Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:26 pm

Does the program work with only a PC?
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by Custom 333 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:56 pm

Star Warts wrote:Does the program work with only a PC?

If not, GIMP is mac-working. (or is it iGIMP? Laughing )
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by Cyrus on Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:59 pm

I say IGIMP. And GIMP works on both.
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Re: A Guide for Making Custom Decals

Post by Custom 333 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:19 pm

Pyro Hawk wrote:I say IGIMP. And GIMP works on both.

Is there an echo in CABG? Or are you trying to get ninja'd. Razz
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