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Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2023 9:39 a.m. PST

I have done a few batches of 28mm hoplites and the shield transfers are driving me mad. Where the shield curves they fght laying down, wrinkle, and fold. I have tried microsol with mixed results. Just wondering if anyone has a solid technique for getting them on where they look good? The transfers are LBMS.


Ostroc25 May 2023 10:09 a.m. PST

score them from the centre

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2023 10:37 a.m. PST

That is the one thing i have not tried, next batch…

Phillius Sponsoring Member of TMP25 May 2023 2:07 p.m. PST

Send them to Fernando in Sri Lanka. US10c a shield pattern to paint…………..

sidley26 May 2023 2:03 a.m. PST

I did 360 hoplites with LBM shield transfers for my lockdown project.
I used Microsol on shield then a very water wet finger to press down before peeling the transfer, then 10 min wait and a healthy dab of microset.
The following day used paint to blend the transfer in.
No trouble at all

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2023 5:19 a.m. PST

@sidley – I think I just need a bit more patience…

Marcus Brutus26 May 2023 6:24 a.m. PST

Considering how expensive LBM transfers are I can appreciate your anxiety Stoss in trying to figure out a system.

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