Polar Lights 1/1000 Oberth REVIEW - PART 2 - BUILDING!

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Re: Polar Lights 1/1000 Oberth REVIEW - PART 2 - BUILDING!

Post by MEATLOAFr » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:52 am

novahobbies wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Tesral wrote:
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I'm starting to wonder if a shot of decal film over any R2 supplied decals should be SOP. A scan apparently must be.
Agreed on both counts. Scan it to be safe. Shoot it w/ clear acrylic or Testors decal bonder just in case.
agreed - never hurts to be safe
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Re: Polar Lights 1/1000 Oberth REVIEW - PART 2 - BUILDING!

Post by holt35 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:59 pm

Scanning the decals sheet is always a good idea. I'm doing this but also printing out my own set and adding all the missing shield grid lines on the saucer and engines just to give it a little more detail.

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Re: Polar Lights 1/1000 Oberth REVIEW - PART 2 - BUILDING!

Post by MadManMUC » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:39 am

This might be my OCD talking ... but — if you're skilled with Adobe Illustrator — it's also a good idea (above and beyond scanning) to re-do the decal sheet in vector format. The printing on the decals is sometimes soft, mis-aligned/mis-registered, or even outright inaccurate.

I'm doing this for my Reliant build (which I need to get back to, sorry chaps), and will do it on all future builds, too.

It's a bit of extra graft on a build, but I think it's worth it. ;)
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Re: Polar Lights 1/1000 Oberth REVIEW - PART 2 - BUILDING!

Post by MEATLOAFr » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:46 am

I use Corel Draw X6 - unfortunately I didn't scan my oberth decals as my scanner is missing the power cord when I moved. That has been rectified and when I find a local dealer that has them I'll scan them
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