Monday, June 13, 2011

Gunpla Tutorial: Decal Application (Wet Slide)

             On this segment of gunpla tutorial, we'll be talking about decals. The first thing you need to know about decals is that their like stickers, except there are special conditions in applying them to the gunpla. Making use of decals makes a huge difference in a gunpla. There are gunplas that look better with decals, while others are already great with their basic design. Some model kits comes already with a decal, while the others need to be bought separately. There are 2 kinds of decals, the wet slide and the dry transfer. To differentiate the 2, the wet slide is color blue while the dry transfer is color white. For now we'll be focusing on the wet slide and the dry transfer will be discuss on a later post. In comparison to the dry transfer, wet slide decals are much easier to use and preferred by most people. You'll just need to dip it in the water and gently apply it on your desired location. I'll be using the HG 1/144 00 Qan[T] as a test subject. As for the decals, I'm using the general decal for the 00 series. Now let's get started with the gunpla tutorial: wet slide decal application.

1) First, choose a part you want to put a decal.

2) Cut off your desired decal.

3) Fully dip the decal in water.

4) Slide away the decal.

5) Apply the decal on the gunpla part.

6) Use a cotton swab until it dries.

7) You can use a Mark Setter to make the decal permanent.

                  Now we're finished. Very easy right? Take note that these are not the actual decals for the HG 1/144 00 Qant[T]. I just used a regular gundam 00 decal. If your having trouble deciding on what decal to put on your gunpla, you can always check out other gunpla sites for some guide. This concludes my gunpla tutorial on wet slide decal application. Thank you for reading and I hope you found it useful. Check out also my other gunpla tutorial posts.


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