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overcoating Uschi wood plank decals
Alberta, Canada
Joined: December 11, 2009
KitMaker: 536 posts
AeroScale: 16 posts
Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:38 PM UTC
I used a sheet of Uschi plank decal. because it was going on a broad surface in a structure (about 8' x 12' in 1:35 scale) I didn't trust my ability to "water-slide" it. I left it on the backing paper and used 3M transfer tape, full coverage, to hold it down. no bubbles or folds. this is a very handy material to have in the drawer and comes into use on a number of things. I believe Paul Budzik was responsible for making it known to me in one of his excellent videos. http://paulbudzik.com/tools-techniques/index.html

the Uschi instructions suggest toning down the finished decal with acrylic paints & varnish.

my question: will an airbrushing over the decal make it act like a decal and cause separation?

I would try to use several light coat not only to seal, but tone down the graphics a bit, too.

thanks for any direction!
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: March 16, 2010
KitMaker: 471 posts
AeroScale: 100 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 04:14 AM UTC
I did it in a more conventional way for the Uschi wood grain decals on my Gotha.
After application , some light coats of 50/50 IPA and Future sprayed at around 15-20 lbs.
Gives a tough, thin ,hard coating.