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Trajanus05 Jul 2020 9:39 a.m. PST

Is it necessary to use some thing like Microset or Microsol that Airplane modellers use with these transfers?

John Armatys05 Jul 2020 10:10 a.m. PST

I never have, but have sometimes had disappointing results, particularly when putting transfers on vehicles with rivet detail

Lucius05 Jul 2020 12:04 p.m. PST

I've never used Microset or Microsol with LBMS transfers, and have never needed to.

I DO use Microset and Microsol religiously with traditional waterside decals, FWIW.

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2020 2:09 p.m. PST

I used them with my first LBMS banner to help it conform to the metal foil. Unnecessary and it caused some damage to the colors. Since then all my LBMS banners and shield have been done without and are perfect. The only thing I do is a brush on matte coat for the shields.

McWong7305 Jul 2020 6:53 p.m. PST

My rule of thumb isn't the manufacturer but the shape of the surface – so any surface that isn't dead flat gets microsol as part of the application.

Lucius06 Jul 2020 6:40 a.m. PST

McWong73 – these aren't waterslide decals with a water-soluble glue on the back. They are a sticky adhesive more in line with Scotch tape. The crinkling and relaxing action of Microsol and Microset just doesn't behave the same way as it does with waterslide decals.

Note that I WILL be using Microsol and Microset on the waterslide decals that LBMS will be doing for the new Victrix 1/144 armor. It's just that the shield decals are a whole different animal.

McWong7306 Jul 2020 2:45 p.m. PST

I stand happily corrected!

Asteroid X20 Jul 2020 1:37 p.m. PST

This video is pretty informative for LBMS transfers:

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This one is good for traditional decals:

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