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Offline hiddeous1973

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WnW Junkers D.I (and J.I) decals tip
« on: October 15, 2018, 06:11:03 AM »
For those of you who struggle or are afraid of trying to lay down decals on those uneven surfaces:

I just laid down the wing crosses on my D.i and used a decal setting solution from daco products. I opted to use the strong version and, it IS strong... within about 15 seconds the decals looked like they melted, so a took a cotton swab and rolled it along the decal in the direction of the corrugations, gently pushing out excess setting solution.

And it worked like a charm, looks almost as good as painted on, but be very carefull, the decals are very soft, maybe nxt time I will be using the medium or maybe a 50/50 mix of medium and strong.

I don't know if they ship outside of Europe, but you can always ask, I have met them several times onmodel show in Holland and Belgium and they are very modeller friendly.

http://www.dacoproducts.com/

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Re: WnW Junkers D.I (and J.I) decals tip
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 09:46:58 AM »
They do ship overseas,I just ordered the combo set to try and a starfighter upgrade sprue out of curiousity.Thanks for the recommendation!
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Re: WnW Junkers D.I (and J.I) decals tip
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 11:45:24 AM »
Might have to try Daco on the next one I build. I ended up using a combo of hair dryer (with repeated attacked with a soft makeup brush to push out air bubbles) and solvaset on my D1 and J1. They came out fine in the end but it took a bit to get it right

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Re: WnW Junkers D.I (and J.I) decals tip
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 02:15:12 AM »
i'll definitely be trying this stuff, assuming they ship to Thailand.

meanwhile... got pics?

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Re: WnW Junkers D.I (and J.I) decals tip
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2018, 10:42:01 PM »
took a while to get my desk a bit cleaner, but here are some pictures of my Junkers D.i in progress, if you want detailed pictures of the decals, please let me know




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Re: WnW Junkers D.I (and J.I) decals tip
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2018, 04:59:00 AM »
Wow, Hidde!  What paint did you use for the aluminum?  Looks like real metal.
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Re: WnW Junkers D.I (and J.I) decals tip
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2018, 05:36:45 AM »
I used these paints from Vallejo:

https://acrylicosvallejo.com/en/categoria/hobby/metal-color-en/

In this case i used mostly Duaraluminum with a pure black oil wash to create the striped look. I tried that with other shades of metal paint but could not get the look I was after.
They are great paints, ready to airbrush, very durable and easy to clean (I use alcohol for most of my acrylics) and most important, it does not need a black base. You can use a black base or a pre-shade, but you can do without a primer if you do not handle it too much