1/24 London bus dio

kpnuts
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Re: 1/24 London bus dio

Postby kpnuts » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:09 pm

Hi all more done on the theatre I'm contemplating adding lights above the STALLS and upper CIRCLE doors, unsure yet soon have to actually start the base as nearly all the car models done, still a long way to go though all the street furniture, which reminds me of another problem, I was going to have all the buildings and fountain removable to make for easier storage as this thing will be huge but what to do about the traffic lights and whatnot.
That is going to be one very big problem.
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Re: 1/24 London bus dio

Postby kpnuts » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:44 pm

Hi all I need some help here I bought some printer transfer paper to make my own decals I've printed off some police decals for the range rover. The ink seems to not soak into the paper (almost like rain on gloss paintwork) the first pic is the best of 6
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Also the decals when applying them are very stretchy
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I think the decals won't notice when the car is applied to the dio but I would like to know where I'm going wrong.

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Re: 1/24 London bus dio

Postby Vinny » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:56 pm

Hi Ken,

If I were to guess I would say that it's the wrong decal paper for your printer. I'd imagine you have an inkjet printer at home and that the decal paper is for a laser printer that uses toner instead of wet ink. If you're using an inkjet printer you must use inkjet compatible decal paper as it will absorb the ink and not pool up on the surface as you've experienced.

That's what I immediately thought when I first saw the issue anyway. I use laser printer decal sheets in laser printers and have used inkjet sheets in inkjet printers and I've never experienced any problems like you've described.

HTH
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Re: 1/24 London bus dio

Postby kpnuts » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:46 pm

Thanks for the info mate, nearly finished the range rover next up will be the transit van, I've still to make the police sign for the roof and assorted sundries like the wing mirrors and wipers got loads more work to do on the buildings not even started any street furniture I'm hoping the finished dio will be an impressive site. I've realised I've got to make loads of figures for the street as well (not something I'm looking forward to. I reckon I must have been on this one for a yr by now and I can easily see it taking that long again.
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Re: 1/24 London bus dio

Postby kpnuts » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:55 pm

Hi all well I've nearly finished the cops car so I thought it was time to start the robbers van, it's going to be my favourite style old and beat up.
I wanted to show the scrapes and scratches on the bed of the van so I thought I would use the same method I used for the dent on the Honda tank and the dent in the fender of the traction avant.
I covered the floor pan with foil.
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Sprayed it with the body colour then stained and scratched through to the foil.
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I've started scruffying up the body.
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Tried the floor pan in the body to see the effect
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I may go further with the wear and tear on the transit, a few dents or maybe more rust but I'm happy with where it's going at the moment.

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Re: 1/24 London bus dio

Postby Vinny » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:23 am

Nice idea with the tinfoil under the base colour. I haven't seen that done before and the results are very good.

Keep up the good work!

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Re: 1/24 London bus dio

Postby kpnuts » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:02 pm

Hi all well I've dirtied up the bottom and started ageing the interior of the transit I think it's a great little kit although I would have liked a full engine more.
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Re: 1/24 London bus dio

Postby kpnuts » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:52 pm

Hi all well her is the robber and his moll
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