Re: [Z_Scale] Make your own decals using your inkjet printer
- On Thu, 4 Oct 2007 11:22:01 +0200
"Ysbrand van der Veen" <y.m.vanderveen@...> wrote:
> Hello,I've seen it done with some success in certain cases (normally dark
> Has anyone ever tried this (see quote from website underneath) ?
> Sounds nice, but creating a graphical background color that matches you loco or
> car will be tricky if you ask me.
shades) and weathering. Sometimes you can just magically get away with it
however. One way is doing the whole side as a decal onto white paint -
which works well for things like the sides of trucks, or for signs. Also
sometimes stock just happens to be a useful colour - eg UK railway
coaches were blue with a white stripe around the windows. So for Z you
paint the whole coach side (except the windows themselves!) white and put
two blue and transparent decals on it above and below them.
Even with a white background some colours (notably bright yellows) are
One decal vendor here (UK) - electra railway graphics - also has some kind
of printing setup that can print white on clear decals and ships decals in
two sheets, a white and clear one as a base and a second one you align
over the top which has the colours on clear.