Decalling is easy!

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  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Decaling is easy!

    Hi all!

    I've been putting off decorating this formerly undecorated GP9 because I had no experience with decals. I found a set of PC locomotive decals at my LHS and decided to give it a try. Piece of cake! The instructions told me that some geeps wore the red P logo so I went with that so I wouldn't waste the all white ones I want for other projects later. Here's how it came out.
    Ralph

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  2. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

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    That looks great Ralph. Now that you got started you can continue with the rest of you stuff.
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Looks Great !! Nice work!
  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Always hadda place in my heart for Penn Central's "Wrestlin' Worms" logo. Great work...
  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    That came out real nice Ralph :)
  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Good looking work Ralph.

    Don
  7. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Ralph, if decalling were hard, I couldn't do it.
    Just watch out for sets past their sell-by date. :D
    and also for Walthers' PC steam loco set.
  8. Blake

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    That looks great! If you would like some unsolicited advice that could make it even easier, try using Microscale products. I have found that by using Microscale clear gloss before decaling is the way to go regaurdless of what kind of paint you use. Then if you use Micro-set and Micro-sol (Microscale products) in the decaling process, they actually react with the clear gloss almost rendering the film invisible even before the final clear coat is applied.
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Thanks for the comments everybody! Blake, I appreciate the advice. I'll give it a try.
    Ralph
  10. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Nice job Ralph! That's a great colour scheme too!

    cheers
    Val