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    harryb
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    During lock down we (Glasgow Warhogs) have been looking at a Pacific game…we picked an island and ordered up from Warlord 3 pks of Marines and 3 pkts of Japs (Naval Marines and 2 normal infantry). These look great when painted up.

    But for our island I noticed from our research that the US marines used LVT1’s with Sherman M4a2 (plain not up armoured).

    So we printed some LVT1’s and 6 Shermans… But the other interesting thing we uncovered was that the tanks had no US star markings ! and had a strange elephant marking on the side of their tanks.

    No-one had the decal set.  So I decided to make it. What a trial this was… I had to trace the elephant out using software – then colour it – then create a water slide decal….and then I discovered the clear decal paper disappeared on the tank….because of the dark colour. I then had to re-print on white decal paper with but use a green background (same colour as tank – or so I thought).

    What a marathon effort just to get decals.

    Anyway they turned out ok….I think (more pics on our blog).

    But take this as a word of caution….. USE WHITE decal water slide paper on DARK surfaces!!! Anyone else had this issue?

     

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    #179651
    Greg S
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    Yes. I tried to put yellow home-made decals on a black spaceship.   I would up trying several different types of decal paper before painting a white circle on the ship to apply the decal to.

    #179763
    harryb
    Participant

    White background …Good thinking…yes who new a decal would be so complicated. You think print and GO…but no.

    Ohh well it’s done now.

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