And the older planes I like to model probably had smaller seats. I'll
look for those seats in the Model RR section of my hobby shop. Probably
should pick up a Walthers catalog anyway- they have a lot of good
modeling materials in there. Walthers was the first place I could get
8.5 x 11 inkjet decal material, though lots of places have it now.
I have used Lasertrans inkjet paper and the 'white when dried' is a
pain. Is there any other brand where the white (unprinted) bits dry
clear without having to coat with clearcoat? That was useful doing
Polish insignia but with others it can be a PITA
In all the white papers that I have tried, the white comes from the fact
that the decal film itself is white. Any part of the paper not printed
on is white.
In both the clear and white, unlike regular decals, there is a film
everywhere, not just where the film has been silkscreened down.
So with white decal paper the challenge is cutting out the decal so you
do not have a white border around all of the designs. What I do is use
the color of the surface I am putting the decal on as the "background"
color of the design. This works fine for very common, basic colors but
may be a challenge to do for fancy colors.
The clear spray is to waterproof the ink so it does not "run" when you
immerse the decal in the water. Most inkjet inks are not waterproof
when dry. Even the black decals I make with my laser printer I overcoat
with gloss, since they are very fragile straight from the laser printer,
and easily abrade when handled.
I use far more clear sheets than white. I only use white when the design
has white in it and I cannot avoid that. On all the brands I have
tried, the clear type dry very clear.
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