RE: New Euro stuff
Posted By xo18thfa on 04/01/2008 12:36 PM
Hi Fritz: Thanks for posting this link. Very interested in the "dry transfers". Anyone try these? How do they work?
'Dry transfers' or decals to the USA, have a film of wax that is the transfer medium from the carrier sheet onto the model. Like the old Letraset transferable letters.
The difficulty with them is that you cannot slide them around on a film of water - when they go down thats it! They HAVE to be in the right position first time. The pressure that breaks the wax film also is intended to fix the transfer in position.
I have used them, but if HO gauge, and normally I cheat and rub them down onto decal paper, varnish then, then deal with them as waterslide decals. When you have a whole wagon side it is much safer!
They can be better as there is no carrier film, the nearest thing to them I suppose is vynil computer cut letters, which are thicker however.