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Saving old, dead, classic decals
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PostPosted: November 23rd, 2017, 3:07 am 
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Well i guess Airfix in 1970 did not center them....I want to use these as Migrant gave me a vintage Short Sunderland 3 kit and Dazzled found an original decal sheet from the 1970's in his spare bins.

I keep the tip in mind for other builds...

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PostPosted: November 23rd, 2017, 3:40 am 
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An old tip for off-centre dots, as long as its white around them then the next colour; as seen above.
Is to cut out the red dot carefully, cut away the white. Paint some white on the model and apply the outer colour ring and then the centre dot over the white,
The white of the decal doesn't have to be cut away absolutely but about 99%

We used to do this before the sheets of decals were commonly available
It can still be done for badges and the like which have been printed out of register and no others are available

PS; MM48 - put those decals in bright sunshine or under a UV light for a week or so and that'll reduce that yellowing

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