15 years ago
The model is painted in Xtracolor X38 High Speed Silver and I'm using
markings from various Modeldecal sheets. I began with the underwing
roundels and serial numbers but found that the narrow ring of carrier film
around the roundels and the film surrounding the letters and numbers is very
conspicuous from most angles. This is not like the silvering that sometimes
occurs; instead, the decals look thick and the edges are clearly visible.
Over the years, I've used Modeldecals without problems on various gloss
painted models despite applying them without using decal solutions. The
problem here seems to be the metallic finish. As I shall have to use
Modeldecals for the fuselage codes and serials, I need to find a solution to
Has anyone encountered this problem and come up with a solution? Would it
help if I applied a coat of Kleer/Future over the paint before putting the
decals on? Does anyone know if Modeldecals can safely be used with Micro
Set and Micro Sol or with Humbrol Decalcote? I've never used decal
solutions with them as the text that comes with the sheets seems to imply
that they shouldn't be used.
In short, any suggestions?