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    George
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    Hello again community and friends,

    First, I want to thank all of you for your most helpful replies.

    Second, my new issue. I’m painting 4 Dutch grenadiers. I have the crest that went on their helmets. That’s too much detail for me to paint. However, I can print them very small then, as I understand it, one can varnish them onto their caps. Has anyone done this before? How is it done?

    Respectfully,

    Gsayhi

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    #183541
    Charge The Guns
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    Hi George.  I have never tried this, but I imagine the approach suggested is to print your own ‘transfer’, at the appropriate size, and apply.  I think the varnish comes in as part of the transfer process.  I believe that before applying transfers it is recommended to gloss varnish the painted model, then once the varnish is dry, it is easier to get the transfer on.  Then best to seal the dried transfer with more varnish.

    This all sounds very fiddly to me for something you will not see when the figures are on the table.  Perhaps take a look at what other people have done for these types of caps.  It might be best to paint an approximation?

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