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Eggball18 Dec 2020 4:17 p.m. PST

Wondering if anyone has tips or hacks for getting use out of 10-year old LBMS decals. In my case, the plastic film you're meant to peel off has fused to the decal. I've read that some have difficulty removing the plastic but this isn't the issue here.

It's still possible to use the plastic-decal hybrids but they take a ton of effort to glue in place with copious amounts of matt varnish and washes to cover up the plastic sheen. No fun…. :(

I'm sure the most sensible thing is to just buy new decals for this pandemic-revived army but thought I'd check first.

Does anyone have ideas about how to separate the plastic from the decal?


Huscarle19 Dec 2020 7:39 a.m. PST

I've had the same problem with the LBMS decals, and decided in the end to bite the bullet and order again…sorry not much help.

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2020 11:33 a.m. PST

Buy new but only what you need and use them promptly

Eggball19 Dec 2020 3:22 p.m. PST

Thanks – figured as much. Good thing is I'm finally motivated to finish the army. Hopefully have photos to show in the gallery forum before too long….

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