Diagnosis confirmed

Discussion in 'Off Topic Lounge' started by micahrogers, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Well, As of Friday the diagnosis was confirmed, I suffer from APMS, (Advanced plastic Modelers Syndrome)
    I have finally paid more for an accessory for a model kit, than the kit itself cost.
    the 1/1000th PL Reliant and the aftermarket PL Aztec decals for her.
    Reliant_01.JPG Reliant_02.JPG Reliant_03.JPG
    I will admit that the decal package does come with registry markings for several different Miranda class starships... but as I plan on mine being the Reliant...
  2. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    It is a necessary and smart way to go with those models. Personally, I would spray paint the model with a semi-gloss afterwards, to seal the stickers, and give the whole model an even look. I don't like gloss because it starts to look like a toy. :)
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    That is usually the case with most models. The accessories are more expensive than the kit itself.
    With that being said, I am looking forward to seeing how this project turns out.
    GOOD LUCK!!!
  4. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Before you apply the decals apply a layer of gloss, then add the decals (using a decal softener) and then put on a final layer of mate varnish. ;)
  5. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    I would also go with RF's suggestion, maybe skip the coat of gloss before the decals?.I used to do this a lot when I used to do plastic models, the result was really great, especially for WW2 planes.
  6. sgoti

    sgoti Member

    You need the pre-decal gloss coat for best decal adhesion.

    Yes, I know it's possible to apply decals on a non-gloss surface (I've been able to do it myself), but applying to a gloss surface yields the best results.
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  7. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    seeing as these are "wallpaper" decals (they cover the entire surface) the gloss coat before decal application is a must. my only gripe is that the 1/1000th E-refit kit comes with the aztec decals, the 1/1000th Reliant kit they charge an extra $30.00 for them... :mad:

    Having said that, they are a must for this kit. They will make the kit pop like my 1/1000th E-refit
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  8. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    The is one smart looking "Enterprise". :Bravo:.
  9. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    @sgoti; "Yes, I know it's possible to apply decals on a non-gloss surface (I've been able to do it myself), but applying to a gloss surface yields the best results." - I have to say that I never tried it and always got a good effect, but I can see how it will help with the wallpaper type decals. (I mostly used to build square-rigged ships (no decals :)) & WW2 planes (few decals) when I did plastic models)

    @micahrogers; I agree with Zathros, beautiful Enterprise! So, when Reliant is finished, would you be prepared to re-create the battle of mutari nebula? ;)
  10. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    She is a beauty! :)

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