Thank you, you diagnosed my problem perfectly
I just did 11 minifig decals and all are perfect. The problem was that I put a solution on the torso instead of putting water on it before applying the decal. The decal stuck to the solution. So now I know to put water on torso before applying the decal and use the solutions only after the decal is in the right spot...
You probably now what you're talking about.
I have no experience with Kam's decals so I've got a legitimate excuse for not knowing what I'm talking about :).
I must contradict Matt, when I apply Kam's decals they must only experience a quick dip in the drink. Anyways, I believe I know an answer to your problem. Before you apply the decal, wet the surface of the torso (or whatever part you are using) with water. The water prevents it from drying instantly and gives you time to move the decal into place. Just be careful, too much water will screw up the process. One last thing, I recommend using tweezers instead of your fingers.
I wondering If I'm doing the process of applying the decals correctly.
I bought a bunch of decals from Kam. I dip them quickly in and out of the water, and set it down for 1 min. While the decal is there, I apply the setting solution to the minifig. However when I use my thumb and fore finger to slide it from its backing, it seems to curl and want to stick to anything. I place it on the minifig torso, but it is at a slight angle. (this is where I need help on how to straiten it and move it to its right spot) At its slight angle it immediately wraps itself around the minifig and seems glued. I tried using a wet cotton ball. That didn't work. My finger seemed to be the only thing that could get it to move. However doing this makes for a good chance that it curls over itself, which makes it impossible to fix. Or it generally rips a piece while trying to move it a little bit.
Is there anything I can do to improve my skill at this?
A tare or it curling over itself happened 4/5 times of applying the decal. Thankfully only 1 of the 4 were completely demolished.
Works the "Brasso" also on a red torso or a green torso?
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I am trying to make my favorite marvel character, the Silver Surfer and I really need help because I have almost no idea how to print the decal. I'm not sure how to resize this to minifigure size if I can use it http://www.minifigcustomizationnetwork.com/howto/896 the first lego muscle pattern decal shown. Could anyone help me out?
No. You do not do that. You use a special spray that is actually Decal Paper Sealant. You use floor wax (or whatever else you're inclined to use) on the decals AFTER applying them to a minifig.
Is there anything less hazards then brasso to remove the paint on the lego. Thanks ~CJ
A lot of newer people use MS paint as a start, there are no limitations or regulations you have to follow concerning what program you use just use which ever one you feel comfortable with.
So what deathstickman said on the first page is I could use toothpaste and end up with same effect brasso has to legos or did he mean something else about it?
Wow, the decals that Red prints out looks great, that white undercoating must really do the trick. I think i'll either have to ask what decal paper he is using, or better yet have him print them off, a buck or two a decal? who can pass that up!
EDIT- Anybody ever use decal paper for laser printers? I have access to a laser printer, and I am pretty sure it prints out white, anyone here know much about this?
I did print out the decals out at my home. I used the testors Custom Decal System (item no. 9198) I mainly picked it up beacause I wanted to just play around with waterslide without investing In a lot of paper at once. By color distortion I mean things like this:
All that you see that is kingd of light blue was once a gray that matched his main torso. When applied to the decal it darkens a lot just beacuse my so called white decal paper is still semi transperent after the backing has come off.
This is the decal before applied:
Anyways it is rather annoying as none of me decals print and are applied as their true colors.
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