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Decal not opaque 21 Oct 2017 18:07 #1

The bar on the blue band is not opaque. What is the solution (what should I have done) for this problem? The decals where after market.
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Decal not opaque 21 Oct 2017 20:55 #2

Think I would have panted a neutral background for the decal, or painted the stripe.
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Decal not opaque 21 Oct 2017 22:38 #3

Echoing Bob, but if you didn't know it was opaque that's a moot point. I guess the best thing to do if you want it brighter is to mask around the decal and paint it red to match the 1. Or just hope that a dullcoat over the model would meld things together and make the shade difference less noticeable.
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PS nice paint job, I like it.
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Decal not opaque 22 Oct 2017 13:06 #4

I did not know this was going to happen. I am really not sure how to continue in future builds if the background color is dark. Maybe it was just this after market maker. Thanks for the complement jknaus. I just got back into modelling after many years. Interestingly, my double action airbrush skills are still good. Everything else is really bad (construction, decals, etc.)
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Decal not opaque 22 Oct 2017 13:51 #5

Moonpup had a similar experience with a decal maker, he wrote to them and got a second set to apply over the first set. Might be a possible solution?
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Decal not opaque 22 Oct 2017 15:04 #6

They did, after a bit of a fight back and forth. Problem with that decal was it was printed wrong. The layers were backwards.

Robert I've sort of planned on the decal not being opaque on anything.
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Decal not opaque 23 Oct 2017 21:09 #7

Well I learned something and hopefully it well help someone else. Thanks for all the good suggestions.
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