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Nail art decals
« on: October 23, 2018, 05:32:35 am »
I was just looking for Halloween-related stickers or decals on Ebay and found myself presented with a lot of nail-art decals. These seem to be water-slide decals that are applied to fingernails as a temporary design. They are, by definition, small, but as mascots, pinups and symbols on 1/72nd scale aircraft they look like an interesting source.

Watch out for "3D" stickers that have depth and probably arn't suitable.

Do an ebay search on "nail art decals" and have a browse.
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Re: Nail art decals
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 08:50:05 am »
ive been experimenting with nail decals on aircraft for a while now, and have a conciderable stock from aliexpress as i can get these very cheap.
these are perfect for holiday themed models and some make excellent "Area 88-style" emblems.
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Re: Nail art decals
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 08:59:02 am »
I've just googled it and there's all sorts of stuff to that might be useful, nice tip. :thumbsup:

I've sometimes wondered about temporary tattoos, but I've never been sure if they'd work..
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Re: Nail art decals
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2018, 12:42:55 am »
I used the Poppies on a 1/148 Hawker Hurricane commissioned build. The model was painted gloss white and after the transfers applied, a coat of clear gloss applied
There's a piccy of the finished build on my blog and Facebook page
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Re: Nail art decals
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 02:41:50 am »
...I've sometimes wondered about temporary tattoos, but I've never been sure if they'd work..

Yes, they do.  I've used some on a model car.  They are fragile and need protecting with clear before much handling is done.
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