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1/35 Stickers & Decals for MCD Enhancement Set

Manufactured by: Echelon Fine Details

SKU: EC D356001
Price: AU$7.95

US$5.28;  €4.90
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    Product Description
    Reflective "gold" and "silver" films plus water slide decals.

    Pre-cut, highly reflective "goldish" surface for the MCD part on the USMC M1A1s. Some M2A2 Bradleys were also fitted with MCDs during OIF. Currently, the reflector fits only on Tamiya's 1/35 part surface, it has not been tested on other kits' MCDs. This set comes with 4 pre-cut pieces (inclusive of 1 spare). Each MCD comes with labels on both sides of the box, and also a data plate on the left side of the base top. The labels are represented by waterslide decals (3 sets). The data plates are represented by black printed ink on a reflective silver/mirror-like surface. These will need to be cut out manually using a fresh blade. Cross-hairs are provided to guide the cuts. 6 of these are provided (inclusive of 3 spares just in case of a few misguided cuts).

    The reflectors and data plates are approximately 100 microns thick, slightly thinner than most confetti / spangle materials out there, but thick enough to ensure stiffness of the surface, so that the reflections don't look distorted. It is best to attach these parts after the model is painted and weathered. White glue is recommended for the job as it does not scar the model nor the reflective parts' surface. When cured, the white glue will hold the parts in place. Or if required the parts can be easily removed by sliding a blade underneathe and flicking it off the model surface.

    All in all, an appearance enhancer set enough for three 1/35 MCDs. Can be combined with decal sets T35004 or T35006 for the fourth MCD

    Note: This set does NOT come with the MCDs.

    How to apply water-slide decals:
    1. Preparation: to achieve better result, a gloss or semi-gloss coat is very important. It will make a smooth layer which the decals will suction to and make it much easier to apply and set them.
    2. Cut out the decal you need (do it on cutting mat)
    3. Grab the decal with tweezers, place it on the surface of the water and leave it for about 20 seconds.
    4. Remove the decal from the water and place it on paper towel to remove any excess water.
    5. Apply decal solution to the part where the decal is to be placed.
    6. Slide the decal off the backing paper on to the model. Using a paint brush or cotton bud is a good way to do this without damaging the decal.
    7. Use the brush, knife or cotton bud to position the decal. Using your paper towel, gently dab the decal and soak up the excess water (decal softner is also recommended at this stage. After applying softner, the decal will suction to the part and flatten out smooth.)
    8. When the decal is completely dry, give another coat of varnish or Klear/Future to seal it.

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