Challenger II markings/decals

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Postby Steelhammer » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:39 am

Hi gang. I finally got around to applying my waterslide transfers to my Challenger II last week and I have to say I'm really not impressed. They seemed to be the wrong size, in some cases a poor colour choice and at least one decal appeared to be missing from the sheet. Do any of you know please of any Challenger II decals available in 1/16 or any paint masks please so that I can airbrush on the basic designs. :crazy:
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:42 am

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Postby Steelhammer » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:26 am

Rad_Schuhart wrote:Hi...

https://radindustries.wordpress.com/201 ... /stencils/

Just saying. Lol


:clap: That's got to be the way to go. They look superb and 100% real.

The ones I need to replicate are pretty crude so I will have a try at it. Thank you.
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Postby jarndice » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:29 am

I can give an unbiased thumbs up :thumbup: to Rads workmanship and he is always willing to go one step further to keep the customer happy.
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:45 am

jarndice wrote:I can give an unbiased thumbs up :thumbup: to Rads workmanship and he is always willing to go one step further to keep the customer happy.


Thank you! :{

I will copy your comment in my website. :D :D :D :D
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:54 am

Steelhammer wrote:
Rad_Schuhart wrote:Hi...

https://radindustries.wordpress.com/201 ... /stencils/

Just saying. Lol


:clap: That's got to be the way to go. They look superb and 100% real.

The ones I need to replicate are pretty crude so I will have a try at it. Thank you.


Yep, if you want me to try to make anything, let me know. As long as it does not have a very intrincate design, I might be able to do it.
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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:10 am

If you know anyone with a Silhouette cutter any decal can de reproduced bar the very tiny ones. Going to do my Late KT soon. Painting is much better , easy to give the ID numbers a worn look and easy to touch up. They will never lift or silver.

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Postby jarndice » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:36 am

If you go to E-Bay you can find little sponges on sticks that are ideal for painting over stencils.
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:46 am

jarndice wrote:If you go to E-Bay you can find little sponges on sticks that are ideal for painting over stencils.


Wow, believe or not, I did not know that tip! It is something worth trying!
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Postby jarndice » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:12 pm

I avoid using Paint brushes instead I use a Pentel Paint Pen and a sponge,
Depending on the size of the Mask decides which size pen to use, they are perfect for the outer edge of the mask and the Sponge fills the centre of the Mask or when using Stencils carefully tracing the edge of the stencil with the Paint Pen and filling the centre using the sponge avoids paint going under the stencil.
I go to www.cassart.co.uk for the Pentel Paint Pens and they sell large size tubes of Acrylic Paint although sadly not much in the hues we use in our hobby.
But a very good source of art accessories.
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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:04 pm

Airbrushing needs lots of very light passes , if you press too hard paint will creep under the stencil.

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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:17 pm

ronnie42 wrote:Airbrushing needs lots of very light passes , if you press too hard paint will creep under the stencil.


Not on mine. ;)

Unless you do it on purpose, full pressure, full paint, the tip next to the stencil and so on, of course.
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Postby Steelhammer » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:41 pm

I have enlisted the help of Rad now. My Challenger is a superb kit so it really deserves to not be embarassed by poor decals! :D
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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:08 pm

Check out Late kt in the Tamiya builds , just done the turret markings. Almost got the correct colours , after a few goes at mixing for the right shade. ;)

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