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80 replies to this topic  – Started by DucadiYork , Nov 28 2011 11:10 PM

#26 raminator

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:29 PM

those are looking good =)

#27 DucadiYork

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:38 PM

degrees troop hussar. width 1,3 cm

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degrees captain hussar, left arm and right arm. width 1,5 cm

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:59 PM

Nice looking decals. What type of sticker are you looking to use to apply them?
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#29 DucadiYork

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:47 PM

View Postmichaelozzie, on 06 January 2012 - 10:59 PM, said:

Nice looking decals. What type of sticker are you looking to use to apply them?

I use "Clear Inkjet Water Slide Decal Paper" mold only black lines, I do not color, I give it the color with the airbrush on all pieces, with a masking.
the problem of decals made with the printer, is....
(We would recommend that if you do use a colored background (plate, mug) that print in black ink. It is safe to use the color ink but keep in mind that the ink is translucent. So for example; if you print a blue star on a red mug the blue star will not be as vibrant, it will now have a purple hue.) :pir_bawling:  

when you have fine lines, masking is a problem.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:12 AM

View PostDucadiYork, on 06 January 2012 - 11:47 PM, said:

I use "Clear Inkjet Water Slide Decal Paper" mold only black lines, I do not color, I give it the color with the airbrush on all pieces, with a masking.
the problem of decals made with the printer, is....
(We would recommend that if you do use a colored background (plate, mug) that print in black ink. It is safe to use the color ink but keep in mind that the ink is translucent. So for example; if you print a blue star on a red mug the blue star will not be as vibrant, it will now have a purple hue.) :pir_bawling:  

when you have fine lines, masking is a problem.
Thats a very good technique to try. It will take a while to make a large army airbrushing all the details on the torsos  :pir-oh:
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#31 DucadiYork

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:56 PM

View Postmichaelozzie, on 07 January 2012 - 11:12 AM, said:

Thats a very good technique to try. It will take a while to make a large army airbrushing all the details on the torsos  :pir-oh:

for the Emperor that and more, Vive l'Empereur!! :pir-sweet:

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#32 Napoleon53

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:19 AM

These are amazing. Unfortunately, I stink at resizing decals. :pir-sceptic: Oh, well, I'll print off a few on normal paper on black and white and eventually get 'em right.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:17 PM

View PostNapoleon53, on 08 January 2012 - 09:19 AM, said:

These are amazing. Unfortunately, I stink at resizing decals. :pir-sceptic: Oh, well, I'll print off a few on normal paper on black and white and eventually get 'em right.

Vive l'Empereur!  :bonaparte:

in fact the last two figures are too detailed, I have to change for printing.
I use for printing figures 17 cm width x 500 pixel, these due to space reduce them on the forum to 3 cm width x 100 pixel, print from this figure you lose the quality.
Are waiting for a response by a company production for decals, on the quality that you can get of print (I hope that their colors have good coverage), with my printer already get good results (only black and white).

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:29 PM

A test print, natural size, you can see the detail even if the paper is rough. Over the decals is much better.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:13 PM

Sembra grande! Molto dettagliata! Cercherò di stampare qualche breve. :pirate:
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:02 AM

Your dedication is really amazing - you've made a decal for nearly every part of the minifig! I can't wait to see how these will turn out, judging by the quality of the molds I'm sure these will be awesome.  :pir-sweet:

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:38 AM

I am wholeheartedly with Skipper here. I simply cannot wait for you to finish these! They are certain to be superb.

Very inspiring work to say the least. I most definitely think I will soon be trying my hand at casting.
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#38 DucadiYork

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:42 PM

Thanks to all :pir-sweet:

These should be fine.

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#39 DucadiYork

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:55 PM

Pelisse Captain of the Imperial Guard.

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#40 Foremast Jack

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:42 PM

These are going to be so amazing! I simply cannot wait to see one of the minifigures completed.
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They'll think you weak; despise you in the end."
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#41 michaelozzie

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:46 PM

What are you using as a reference for the uniform details and designs? Looking very nice by the way.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:56 PM

View PostDucadiYork, on 06 January 2012 - 11:47 PM, said:

I use "Clear Inkjet Water Slide Decal Paper" mold only black lines, I do not color, I give it the color with the airbrush on all pieces, with a masking.
the problem of decals made with the printer, is....
(We would recommend that if you do use a colored background (plate, mug) that print in black ink. It is safe to use the color ink but keep in mind that the ink is translucent. So for example; if you print a blue star on a red mug the blue star will not be as vibrant, it will now have a purple hue.) :pir_bawling:

when you have fine lines, masking is a problem.

I think I have not understood this point.
You use the airbrush to apply colors and you use masking to apply the different colors?

Do you have any pictures of these technique?

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#43 DucadiYork

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:07 PM

View Postmichaelozzie, on 19 January 2012 - 07:46 PM, said:

What are you using as a reference for the uniform details and designs? Looking very nice by the way.

Apart from all the books I have on the Napoleonic period (large library)for obvious reasons I can not show. I suggest THIS, THIS, THIS, and THIS

View Postwoody64, on 20 January 2012 - 06:56 PM, said:

I think I have not understood this point.
You use the airbrush to apply colors and you use masking to apply the different colors?

Do you have any pictures of these technique?

Woody64

In the future I photograph all the steps,  I have a friend that has the printer laser( very good ) and a plotter a cutter (to make masks for paint)
I can now have more print quality, therefore I have to try new designs.

#44 Tiberix

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:29 PM

Nice custom parts!

I tried this once at home but it was a complete failure.


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#45 DucadiYork

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:36 PM

View PostTiberix, on 21 January 2012 - 09:29 PM, said:

Nice custom parts!

I tried this once at home but it was a complete failure.


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You need a little 'equipment, is not so simple.


Shabraque Officer hunter on horseback.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:49 PM

I think we all wait now for the first finished Hussar ...
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 07:32 PM

View Postwoody64, on 21 January 2012 - 11:49 PM, said:

I think we all wait now for the first finished Hussar ...
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OK Woody! However, not having hurry. :pir-sweet:


More Decals.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:50 AM

View PostForemast Jack, on 29 December 2011 - 05:06 PM, said:

<br />Thanks for the tutorial link. I was going to ask if you had the time to make one.<br /><br />I am curious though. The video is just the casting part, how do you make the prototypes/originals (not sure the correct term) to use in the mold. They look so good.<br />
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Yes, I too am curious how you make the originals?  I think it's a mix of clay and the original piece yes?

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:59 PM

View PostJWSLegoMaster, on 30 January 2012 - 02:50 AM, said:

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Yes, I too am curious how you make the originals?  I think it's a mix of clay and the original piece yes?

I use modelling paste Andrea miniatures, milliput, white metal, any what can be useful.(TUTORIAL)

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#50 Foremast Jack

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:09 AM

Thanks for the tutorial link Ducadi. It's crazy to think off all the work you have been putting in for each piece you make.
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They'll think you weak; despise you in the end."
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