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Hi,

My source for decals dried up. Need a good decal maker. That said, these decals are of the simpler sort.

White roundels, with black numerals, will need three sets of four each, with three different numbers.

I can detail further to the person whose to make the decals, by supplying a photo of a car with the correct size roundels and numerals.

If you are a source, or know of one, please let me know . . .

Thanking you in advance . . .

Jas
 

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David J
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Hi Jas, have you concidered making your own decals, with a reasonable ink jet printer you can achieve very good results.
 

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There's a lot of advantage to making your own decals, and it's really easy. I've tried a lot of papers and acrylic spray "fixers",
and would like to recommend http://www.papilio.com to anyone who wants to try something new. I like their white and clear papers, but
especially their fixer spray which seems to have a tiny bit of talcum in it and does a very nice job of preventing that little bit
of "running" that can prevent really crisp lines and safeguards really tiny details.

John
 

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Making your own decals is quite easy

I made these decals for a Cobra



The hardest part is getting the circles perfect - I have tried compass like cutting tools etc but in the end I find being very careful and cutting with scissors gives the best result. As most of my roundels are 2cm or smaller I am tempted to get some tube and make a couple of stamps to cut the circles.

What I do with my roundels is make the boarder match the body colour so that if there is a little left over it blends well with the car. I also use some fine sandpaper to sand down the edges.

cheers
DM
 

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Hi,

Not good at decals ... so decided to get them at Prof Motor. Patto will be gone another week and timing is important. Appreciate you all making it sound easy ... and for you it must be. Alas, I'm a klutz at many things.

Saw a very sharp 1/24 Cobra by DM, very, very nicely done all round, excellent presentation . . .

Thank you all for your input ... always can count on SF to help out . . .

Thanking you in advance . . .

Jas
 

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Wad or hole punch set is very good for cutting roundels! Just use a good piece of wood or a cutting board to place the paper on. I used this method for years until I got a printer for white.
 
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