- Tools Needed:
Cotton buds or small paint brush
small bowl of water
Make sure to have already given your model a light coat of a varnish of your choice (I prefer to use a spray gloss or matt varnish for even cover) before starting to apply decals. This will help by giving a good surface for the decal to attach to. **Make sure the surface is fully dry** Start off by cutting out the decal you wish to apply and submerge it into the water.
Leave it to soak for 3-4 seconds (until the top layer is able to slide free from the backing paper)
Take out the decal (while still on the backing paper) position close to where needed on the model and, using a cotton bud, slowly slide the decal off the backing onto the area. While the decal is still wet you will be able to position it by sliding it round using the cotton bud.
Once in position lightly run the cotton bud or a paint brush over the surface of the decal (not to hard or it will move) to squeeze out the water below and give it a flush attachment to the surface of the model. Once the decal had fully dried give it another coat of varnish over the top to seal it to the model.
Finally look at your model smile and enjoy the fact you’ve really brought it to life ;)