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Possibility of decals?

posted Jun 25, 2018 03:04:39 by ashaman164d
Just wondering if we're going to see sticker sheet style decals for this game? I think doing so would add a lot of versatility to our ability to model. Having the ability to add BoS icons to related figures, or better yet having a number sheet with the Vault Dewller bundle(s) so we can place those numbers on our models to designate them to the vault we want. I know that I'm a passable painter at best, and when I can find decals that allow me to do the fine detail work I really appreciate it. Hell, I'd even be happy to buy them independent of the model bundles

Some factions that this would be very useful for:
Brotherhood of Steel (Lots of fine detail for their emblem. It's wonderful that they have it as part of the model for power armor, but what about painting it on the chest of combat armor? Shoulders of other uniforms>)
Institute
Raiders (Great Kahns tended to have their emblem on their jackets for example)
Vault Dwellers (For the numbers on their backs. This would give us the ability to customize miniatures to the Vaults we all love best. Assuming that the numbers aren't engraved on the back like the Sole Survivors models, then I'd likely do a set up for Vault 13 and 101 at least, possibly others as well.)
Enclave

There are probably others, but those are the ones that come to mind off hand.

Anyone else use decals with their modeling to make detail work easier?
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gregdorf said Jun 26, 2018 15:14:55
I do not use the wet slide decals, but I know there is a company that sells blank transparent sheets for laser printers, not inkjet. It is mostly made in support of plastic model kits, but it should work for your needs. If you do use the wet slide media there is a product out there that is used to smooth out or flatten the media to make it look less like it is sitting on top. I think vellajo or testers provides this in a small dropper bottle.
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ashaman164d said Jun 26, 2018 15:43:45
@gregdorf
I've used the printed decals like that in the past. I've had pretty mixed results with the experience with them. If there was a decal sheet that we could simply use, that saves me time and ends up being of better quality most of the time. I asked out of curiosity and convenience, . . . . and maybe to put the thought into Modiphius' ear. If it happens, awesome, I'll make extensive use of them. If not, that's ok too, just means I'll be putting more time into it is all.
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gregdorf said Jun 26, 2018 17:53:25
It should be the same material, maybe the printing technique is a little different. May I ask what problems came up for you or what tweaks would you like to make it better.
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ashaman164d said Jun 26, 2018 20:01:02
My experience with printing decals has been a couple of issues:

The print quality has been bad. Probably a case of a cheap printer in that case.
The other is setting up the images to be printed in the first place, which took time in photoshop previously (Haven't tried decals like this in quite a while, I'm sure it's easier now.)
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gregdorf said Jun 26, 2018 20:16:49
Ok,I understand.the print quality could be the printer or the file. People tend to grab files off the internet and while it may look ok on you screen it will print awful.

I can help with file setup, but you will want to take files to a print house.
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ashaman164d said Jun 26, 2018 20:35:20
I'll keep that in mind and hunt up this thread when I'm reaching that point. Much appreciated the offer to help. Got to wait for the models to arrive, then find time to actually build and paint them first. ;)
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