Here's a thought. Find some star stickers - even if you have to kiss
up to a teacher - in the correct size. Paint the shorts white and seal
with clear gloss lacquer. Paste on the stars and overspray again with
the lacquer. Now paint the shorts the appropriate color (blue?). When
the paint is dry, remopve the stickers and coat again with the clear.
I use lacquer because it seems to dry quicker and harder than the
On Mar 14, 12:45 pm, email@example.com wrote:
thx for that tip. Moebius said that from their kit feedback, that
many people are making a stencil. Not sure what all that would
involve. If the stars look even a bit fuzzy its not going to look very
If you can't find white star decals in a suitable size, make your own: Buy
white decal film, or take a clear decal film and spray it white, then cut stars
out of it with a razor knife.
Likewise, if you want to use the star sticker approach but can't find any the
right size, buy address label stickers and cut out stars. You can print stars
onto the labels if you need a cutting guide.
Using a stencil is the same as Old Man's star sticker approach. Spray a sheet
of paper with low-tack repositionable adhesive, or buy large address label
stickers. Cut your stencil. Paint the shorts blue, coat with clear gloss.
Apply the stencil. Seal with clear gloss, then paint with white. The reason
for using clear gloss is that if it bleeds under the edges, it won't be visible,
and it'll seal the edges so the color won't leed under.
I've heard that some people skip the adhesive backing, using plain paper and
wetting it with water so it'll stick to the model, then gently blotting with a
dry cloth to dry the model surface before painting. Haven't tried it myself.
On Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:31:10 -0700, Musicman59 wrote:
Why not print your own? From the other posts I gather you're dealing with
white stars on a blue background. Assuming no ALPS printer is available,
print in negative, that is, print an all blue decal sheet with clear
stars on it (any decent colour printer can do this, no need for special
equipment). Paint the whole area white, then cover with decal.
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