I am going to be using these on my panther a and I have never used them before...Anyone ever use them? Any problems with them? Things to watch out for...I have read somewhere that the decal can lift on the edges and you need to use CA along the edges. The guy who said this applied them over a coat of Tamiya Red Oxide Surface primer...Should I apply the decals to bare plastic? Over a gloss coat?
Andy is using the decals in his Ausf. A build video. Skip forward to the 14:16 mark in the linked video for his impression.
I was just thinking today that I could, before placing the decal, perhaps brush on a mixture of soda and dish soap on to the area I will be applying the decal...soda at its core is water so I will be able to move the decal around and the dish soap would break the surface tension so I wouldn't have the soda beading up when applied giving me a a uniform coating of this mix when brushed on the model and the fact that soda is full of sugar and gets sticky as it dries and maybe that would hold the decal on and once it dries seal it with a coat of varnish...any excess mixture that gets on surfaces I don't want it to can be wiped off with a wet paper towel...I think I am going to try that and see what happens...if it's not sticky enough I suppose I could add sugar to the mix...hmmm