Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Zambot, Jun 6, 2014.
Anyone have these? Are they dry transfer or water slide?
Decals | Lunar
Those look like eness stickers. In fact, they use the same pics as eness stickers as uncle billy from alibaba. Eness stickers are dry transfer. I don't have those particular ones but the ones I've bought were a pain to apply and I'm no amateur with dry transfer/water transfer decals from my gunpla days. They also didn't look all that great when applied correctly. I'm sticking with a Reprolabels from now on.
Depends. They can and usually do end up looking less "sticker"-like than say, reprolables stuff. Some people have a hard-ish time applying, but should be okay it you use something like a penny, and rub them down/in.
I would not go out of my way to get them though (Aka ordering from china) - but if you wanna test em out, I'd recommend going through lunar .. Just make sure they're in stock first and not have to be ordered from China.
Dry transfer. Bought some for Quakewave, but ended up giving them away. No real instruction where things go, and with dry transfer you don't get 2nd chances.
The trailer set for the UFO Annular trailer are amazing, by far the best looking Autobot insignias to ever grace Prime's trailer.
They're dry transfer, probably the Eness sets if not the rebranded Ocean sets. I snapped some quick pics of Soundwave here: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...ece-appreciation-thread-411.html#post11103684
The original Eness sets (I got all of the sets for iGear seekers) were a bit difficult to apply, but I thought they were well worth the effort. They were extremely sticky so you had to be precise and move quick, which was difficult to do since the transfer sheets were not very clear. The newer sets I got for Prowl and Soundwave were a lot easier to work with. The transfer sheet is clear vinyl, and I could actually lift and reposition them before rubbing to transfer. I'll be picking up at least one of the MP11 sets, Bluestreak, and possibly a set for Prime next.
Thanks so much everyone!
Anyone have best practices for removing from the sheet and applying to the figure?
Never done a dry transfer.
You don't remove it from the sheet and apply----you apply it, THEN remove from the sheet. Ever done a temporary tattoo? Similar process.
Cut out the decal you want to use from the main sheet, then place it where you want it. (use magic tape to hold in place if needed), then rub. And rub. Rub some more. Then rub it twice as much as all that combined.
Then do it over again. Seriously, RUB.
Then, if you're lucky, when you peel the backing sheet off---the transfer will stay where you put it, and not rip in half and partially come back with the backing sheet.
Haha, thanks David. I had a hunch it was something like that. Haha.
Any strategies for lining it up? Geez you can't even see the symbol from the back side when rubbing it on? Yikes!
Google is your friend
Yes, that was my next move, just wanted to check the collective wisdom of the boards.
Thanks for the vid link!
Many people suggest drawing on some guide-lines with a pencil on the figure, so you can try to line up things easier--but that doesn't really work in my experience---because you still can't see that well due to the semi-opaque nature of the backing sheet etc. It's all sorta guesswork--you can really only tell EXACTLY where the marking is, AFTER you've started rubbing it down!
The video was great! I applied my decals to Quakewave and it's awesome!! It was really easy. I think I'm a convert to dry transfer decals!
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