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Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2011 5:50 a.m. PST

is anybody else out there deeply disillusioned with these annoying things? Yes , no ,no opinion?
or am I alone in finding them just too difficult a proposition?

clibinarium13 Aug 2011 5:55 a.m. PST

I screwed up the first 3 or 4 just figuring out how to use them, but after that they were a breeze to use. Not as fool proof as waterslide decals, but the results are infinitely better in my view.

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2011 6:05 a.m. PST

well I find them a disaster but then I am an all thumbs sort of bloke..they are 100 times worse than an Airfix Churchil's running gear..I totally stuffed up 3 in a row tonight and it took more than 20 minutes to do it..

stecal13 Aug 2011 6:10 a.m. PST

I couldnt handle the 15mm ones either – the shields are just too small to hold. The 25mm shield ones are just fine to use though. I ended up using some of the 15mm stickies on 25mm shields where appropriate.

yorkie o113 Aug 2011 6:14 a.m. PST

Although at first they are difficult, i have no problem with them, a bit fiddly yes, but worth the effort i reckon.


Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2011 6:14 a.m. PST

hmm water slide , water slide , water slide…

Madmike113 Aug 2011 10:31 a.m. PST

I found them very hard to use. Went back to using VVV ones.

Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2011 5:36 p.m. PST

I messed up three before I read the instructions that came with them (I thought it was a product catalog stuffed in the pouch) and then had no problems after that. I use the 15mm ones and have fat, sausage-like fingers. :^)


Perris070713 Aug 2011 8:27 p.m. PST

Would you rather try painting the Virgin Mary icon on a 15mm shield??? I'll take the "fiddly" part.

Keraunos13 Aug 2011 11:52 p.m. PST

they are worth a few fgures to get the hang of.

gloss varnish before beginning is essential.

most times, I think it better to get the shield onto the figure and painted before you do the transfer.

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2011 1:52 a.m. PST

well if you cant get it on what the point? Virgin or not..
and how does gloss varnish work with a sticky backed decal? works fine with those wonderful waterslide things but next to useless with LBM

Keraunos15 Aug 2011 3:02 a.m. PST

the gloss varnish helps ensure it gets a ripple free contact surface.

Varnishing over it again helps keep the edges down too.

actually placing it right first time is up to the human – a bit like painting really.

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2011 3:23 a.m. PST

hmm obscured by paper a too difficult judgement in my opinion , very silly things.. I can't even get the plastic off most of the time.. Deleted by Moderator

Personal logo oldbob Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2011 4:37 p.m. PST

I too had all kind of problems when I first started using them. I then asked questions from Steve and others namely Allen, after rereading the instructions and taking Allen's advise, it became simpler. I can't do without now!

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