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Friday, March 20, 2009

Saving old decals

I have used a number of old decals, and with the reduced number of modern manufacturers of decals use of those decals is even more important today. Over at the Old Model Kits Blog I note two posts on the topic very worth checking out:

Save Those Old or Yellowing Plastic Model Decals

More on Using or Restoring Old Decals

Both articles include notes on making new decals from old decals. This is something I hope to look into more in the future.

UPDATE: As this article comes up on searches, my personal experiences on actually using old (pre-war!) Scale-Craft (Walthers) decals may be found here, from which this photo is drawn as well.

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