The fourth Marmo Method Modelbuilding Guide answers the question asked by a wide range of creative people...from modelbuilders to crafters of all types. Namely, how to make your own decals. Decal paper, in both clear and white, are now available that are designed to work with inkjet printers...and some with laser printers. Today, you can make your own decals, once you know how to do it. Manufacturers try to help you...even to the point of embedding video clips in their websites...by providing some level of instructions as far as printing the images are concerned. What they don’t tell you is how to create the image in the first place, a fact that is the genesis for this ebook.
This Guide includes discussions on equipment and software as well as techniques dealing with resizing, restoration of damaged areas and more. Several brands of paper are dealt with, along with the necessary fixatives needed to waterproof your decals.
An essential Guide for serious modelbuilders. Diecast collectors will be able to create needed decals to restore or convert those expensive diecast models as well. Then there are model railroaders, a wide range of crafters and on and on. Virtually anyone who has a need for custom markings in decal form will find this Guide of valuable to them.
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About the Author
The author is a freelance writer and professional modelbuilder. He has also spent decades researching his family's genealogy. He has written three print books, several hundred articles and created several CD-ROM photo galleries. Along the way, he has produced well over 1,000 models for clients ranging from Aerospace companies to private collectors. A self-described aircraft/science fiction nut...ahem, enthusiast...he will and has built just about anything you care to name, depending on his client's requirements. A native Southerner who was born in Tennessee, he has spent most of his life in Texas (He got there as soon as he could.). He lives in Fort Worth with his wife, Nelda, his dog, Magnum, and more model kits than he'll ever be able to build in this life.