Albatros D.V & D.Va - Transparent Decals 1/32 - 532010
Decal set designed for model Albatros D.V & D.Va in 1/32 scale from Wingnut Wings. This is pine tree wood imitation. Decal is transparent so it is necessary to apply it to painted surface.
Pasted/fixed/glued, puttied and polished model paint by base white (it is suitable to polish also this coloured layer before applying wooden decals). The decals are transparent, so it is necessary to apply base colour. It is possibe to mark off single panels by using different shades of base colour (white, of white, yellow). Then cut required shape of panel (with 2 mm overlap) and apply as same as ordinary decal (use Mr. Mark Setter, Mr. Mark Softer). After these processes cut protruded wooden decal with very sharp knife.
By this technique it is possible to create very believable imitation of the wooden surface without skill in using of oil paints. Finally it takes cca 4 hours to cover whole fuselage of Albatros D.Va (1/32 WNW).
HGW transparent decals are printed on blue paper.
Therefore, the decal does not look realistic at first glance, because the blue color showing through distorts the shade of the color.
After soaking it in water and sticking it on a white background, it gets a realistic look.