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PostSubject: Decals My way.   Decals My way. EmptySat Sep 24, 2016 11:59 am

I needed to make decals for my Emma C Berry as she needed a rebuild after shifting house in 1985 Melbourne Vic Au to To Hamel WA Au then a return 18 months later round trip 5000 km although well packed in 2 tea chests joined together she didn't travel well in the trailer with our other possessions and required re-finishing Replacement Decals were not available.

So I made decals.

No printer back the I took a piece of blotting paper and painted it with PVA glue when dry a 2nd coat was applied when it was dry I painted it with Humbrol Clear a few days later with Humbrol silver I I started on the lettering and filigree work when all dry another coat of clear a few days to dry and the decal  sheet was ready to use .
 the PVA takes a bit longer dissolve than the normal decals though.
Emma's name boards were cut from 1.5mm ply and painted prior to decal placement.

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The silver has faded somewhat and the clear has yellowed but ever we change with time and this was 29 years ago.

The filigree decals.

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Sea Road Lady name board printed on Clear Decal paper With a top coat of Acrylic clear to seal in the ink.

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And Lady of the Lake printed on printer paper with acrylic clear to both sides and held in place with double sided tape.

I hope this gives board members ideas and sparks brains to action producing your own interpretations of these suggestions.

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