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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-26-12, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys,

Is it just me or are the transfers you get for shoulder emblems nigh on impossible to get flat on SM shoulders? I've tried 4 different ones now from the Space Wolves box and not a single one is small enough to fit the curve of the pad.

I'm following the general instructions to get them on, and can get them on the model itself fine, but it never goes flat enough to varnish.

Any tips?

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Use Microsol which dissolves the decal and makes it conform better.

Gloss varnish first, then microsol the pauldron, then place the decal. Some more Mircosol over the top and then let it dry completely. then a gloss top coat then a flat coat to finish the mini.
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I've found that transferring it over and then placing a drop of water on the pad itself helps it adhere better/smoother.

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Transfer solvent is best no doubt, GW transfers are pretty poor quality so they need it to work

*sigh* if only tamiya did 40k transfers
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Transfer solvent thanks never heard of such a thing! Will go find it now hehe

If zombies are squishy enough to have bits fall off and be killed by knives to the head and so on, how come their teeth are strong enough to rip humans apart? It's not easy, go on try on your arm - and you probably aren't even a rotting corpse.
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I think revell do some, my local store owner uses it with no issues
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These are what you need.




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