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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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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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I agree with Fred, see tips No.1 and No.5 in the original post.

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fredk wrote:
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


Thanks Fred, I try to cut out white but cutting skills are not great...I may just have off set red dot. I will put decal under sunshine it will be hard Canada has gone DARK since the winter solstice....haha.

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I agree with Fred, see tips No.1 and No.5 in the original post.

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I will read these tips thanks for point out which...

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Only that the red center on the fuselage roundels is not on center.

A simple solution is to invest in some of the XtraDecal generic sheets - roundels, codes, and serials for example - then you can pretty much roll your own.


Thanks John, I have hard time seeing the off set red dot but OK. I might not try to correct by cut out and paint white on plane then red dot decal as skills to cut dot would be hard for me.

Will tape decal to my sliding glass door and wait for Canada sun shining 15 degrees low on the horizon....

I keep my eye out for XtraDecal sheets

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Michael modeller 48 wrote:
jRatz wrote:
Only that the red center on the fuselage roundels is not on center.

A simple solution is to invest in some of the XtraDecal generic sheets - roundels, codes, and serials for example - then you can pretty much roll your own.


Thanks John, I have hard time seeing the off set red dot but OK. I might not try to correct by cut out and paint white on plane then red dot decal as skills to cut dot would be hard for me.

Will tape decal to my sliding glass door and wait for Canada sun shining 15 degrees low on the horizon....

I keep my eye out for XtraDecal sheets



Plenty of sheets to choose from.

RAF Post War D Type roundels - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72041
WWII Type C - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72044
WWII Type B - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72043
Type A - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72045
More WWII Type C - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72069
WWII British Pacific Fleet National Insignia/Roundels - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72064
RAF National Insignia/Roundels 1920 - 1939 - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72111
RAF Post War Red/Blue Tactical Roundels - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72165

These also come in handy.

Post War RAF Black Serial Letters and Numbers - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72157
Post War RAF White Serial Letters and Numbers - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72158

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