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Post by ProBee on Sun 29 May 2011, 8:33 am

Here is one that I built a little while ago. It was called 'KOLN Truck', and was modelled after the real show truck which has scenes of Koln in Germany. One side has a night scene and the other side has the same scene, but daytime in winter. I bought it to try doing complex decaling. It turned out quite nicely and went together very well, as to expected with Italeri kits. Its one of the curbside kits with no working steering, tilt cab or engine. Oh well, wasn't going to drive it anywhere anyway. Hope you like.


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Post by Marshie on Sun 29 May 2011, 8:53 am

Hey mate this looks as good in the pic as it does in real life.
good job keep em coming.
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Post by allan on Sun 29 May 2011, 10:49 am

Now that's one cool DAF and trailer bigthumbsup A+
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Post by tezza43 on Sun 29 May 2011, 11:10 am

Complex decalling is a tame way of describing a work of art like this. That is awesome mate - a credit to your patience and skills. Looks fantastic!

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Post by GM-05 on Sun 29 May 2011, 11:50 am

very good looking truck/trailer bigthumbsup
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Post by homers customs on Sun 29 May 2011, 8:25 pm

very nice mate well done
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Post by dv8v8 on Mon 30 May 2011, 12:41 am

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Post by mopar68 on Mon 30 May 2011, 12:48 am

Crazy amount of decal work must have went into that, well done.
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Re: DAF & Fridgepan

Post by ProBee on Mon 30 May 2011, 9:28 am

Thanks guys. The decals are of high quality, but you need to be ready with the chemicals. I thoroughly enjoyed building this one. Very Happy
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Post by allan on Mon 30 May 2011, 12:49 pm

I have a MAN truck & tanker with wrap out decales but the deales have stopped me from building it,what do you use to put your decales on with.
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Post by ProBee on Mon 30 May 2011, 8:51 pm

I was using Testors decal setting solution and decal solvent. The solvent helps to soften the decal and make it more flexible. The setting solution seamed to help with pulling the decal to the surface of the model. Thats what I found at least. Unlike putting a standard decal on, which doesn't take too long, these complex ones have to wrap around tights curves, e.g. front steps and panel stampings etc., so they take a while to do which would normally render the decal adhesive useless by the time you locate it properley, or the decal will split or tear. The solvent stops the splitting or tearing, and the setting solution helps the bonding process. Don't rush it, I think this one took me about 6 hours to decal and I sealed the model with Pledge floor polish with this one. Smile
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Post by allan on Mon 30 May 2011, 10:49 pm

thank's ProBee for the infor will have to get some of them.
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Post by fat141 on Mon 30 May 2011, 11:09 pm

Magnifico
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Post by slowlylearning on Mon 30 May 2011, 11:35 pm

wow. thats brilliant! stellar gob there mate!

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Post by checkmate on Tue 31 May 2011, 2:44 pm

Awesome work mate, out of my league, decals aren't my strong point especially when they're that big.

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Post by ProBee on Wed 01 Jun 2011, 9:12 pm

Thanks Guys. Very Happy
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