:rolls eyes: that Son of Horus... what a card.
I play SMs with the easiest logo there is - Ultramarines - and Orks - who have no standards as far as the application of iconography goes - but all my freehand still looks shite.
Transfers will never look exactly right, as the clear film is always visible, just as SoH says. But if you're freehand isn't so good either, you have to make a choice - use a transfer, which is easy but has a shiny surround and may not go on the shoulder-pad properly; or paint the markings in, which is harder to do but will, with a bit of care and practice, produce a better result (in theory, anyway).
Me, I go for transfers, because I'm lazy and untalented in the brush-wielding department. I just find it so much easier, and I put up with the flaking, the occassional accident as I put too much water on and notice days later that the transfer has 'slipped', and the strange bunching that results from trying to get a flat object to stick to a surface that curves away in two directions.
In short, there's not so much you can do; it's more a question of adjusting your mindset so that imperfections of transfers don't bother you.
"Well it's Forty-one Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty-nine OK -
Gotta war across the Milky Way - "
Iggius Popiscus and the Stoogii, "41,969"
Last edited by Red Orc; 06-13-08 at 03:55 PM.