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Old 08-12-2001, 11:59 AM   #1
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New Tamiya Kits

Tamiya are about to release the full range of DTM CLK Mercs, with the superb engine and full detail that can be found on their past DTM C180 cars.
All 3 will be modelled, the D2 telephone company sponsored cars, the Warsteiner Beer and the 'Original Parts' peeled back bonnet version.

Can't wait....



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hehehe...Already got my order in !!!!....they should look great. If they are anything like there old DTM Cars, there will be plenty of room for extra detail
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...there will be plenty of room for extra detail
Noooo, don't say that! I am trying to get away from 6 month decalling projects!
I want to start using a metallic grey for carbon now as the thought of carbon decalling all that makes me nervous!
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Dont ya just love those rims on those cars !!!!!!... ...have to be my favorites !!!!!!!!...hehehehe
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Hmmmm... They look quite a bit like the rims on your car. Hmmmm...
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Here is the engine bay of my D2 Merc C180...

I can't remember how many evenings it took to put all that dacalling on, but it was many!!!
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It'll be a toss up between the 'Warsteiner' car or the 'Original Teile' car for me I think!!!
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The peeled-back one looks great, but welcome to decal hell!
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Notice it has feint ORIGINAL TEILE all over the body too!
Better make sure the decalling technique is up to scratch!!!
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I think they're trying to kill us, Guiddy! LOL!
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I think they're trying to kill us, Guiddy! LOL!
Or they have shares in decal softner!!!
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How do you guys go about your decal work ??

I soak the decal off in warm water. Apply microscale..micro set to the body of the car then place the decal on to the body.

Lightly start to brush the decal with Micro set.

Get the decal into the place you want then start to brush the decal with a soft brush to get the air etc out.

Keep doing this till it sits down and looks right.

If the decal is not sitting correcty or is not "hugging" on around some part.....i will use a hairdryer set on warm and very carefully wave it over the decal, while at the same time still brushing it.
Once in place i'd brush (a little) micro set over it and allow it to dry.

This works for me
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How do you guys go about your decal work ??

Prettty much as you. I only leave the decal in warm water for about 5 seconds, and then leave the water to penetrate. Apply the decal onto the wet model, and posistion it, using an old hankie to soak the water up. Only when I am happy with it's posistion do I apply Micro-set. Using a hairdryer if I have to conform it to sharp corners.
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My model shop now has the D2 sponsored car in stock, but I want to wait for the other two.
Had anough putting little D2s over cars to last me a lifetime!!!
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