login   |    register
Modeling Questions?
Ask your modeling related questions here.
Old Decals
Denimo
Visit this Community
British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: August 29, 2017
entire network: 12 Posts
KitMaker Network: 3 Posts
Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 04:46 AM UTC
I bought two Trumpeter HEMTT tractors a while back and am building number one. Problem is, the decal sheet is old and the larger decals keep breaking up when trying to move them off the backing sheet.

I wrote to Trumpeter asking if I could buy a replacement decal sheet a couple of weeks ago. No reply yet, should I try again, or look elsewher?

Are decals for the M983 available in the aftermarket?

Littorio
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Member Since: September 15, 2004
entire network: 4,427 Posts
KitMaker Network: 263 Posts
Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 04:56 AM UTC
Denis, no need to get aftermarket decal.

Spray a coat of Microscale Liquid decal film over the top leave to dry and then your decals are as good as new.

Quick search brings up this trader in the US
Denimo
Visit this Community
British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: August 29, 2017
entire network: 12 Posts
KitMaker Network: 3 Posts
Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 05:15 AM UTC
Thanks, I'll do just that.
Scarred
Visit this Community
Washington, United States
Member Since: March 11, 2016
entire network: 781 Posts
KitMaker Network: 155 Posts
Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 04:10 AM UTC
Scalehobbyist also carries it:
https://www.scalehobbyist.com/manufacturers/Microscale_Industries/Paints/micro-liquid-decal-film/MIC00000012/product.php?s=3-4&t=1-2,3&u=5&man=mic
Denimo
Visit this Community
British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: August 29, 2017
entire network: 12 Posts
KitMaker Network: 3 Posts
Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 04:43 AM UTC
Thanks Patrick. I found some in my local hobby shop. Sprayed it on yesterday so here's hoping.