2020/2 08

How to apply MFH decals


Extra tips:

1) use boiling water (90~100 degrees Celsius) to remove decal from backing sheet. Not only will this soften decals, it will also make it harder for decals to break.

2) 2) various decal softeners exists on the market for removing wrinkles from decals but vary in strength depending on the maker. In the video we used fuel alcohol (alcohol used as lamp fuel with a mixture of 95% methanol and 5% ethanol) – please note that various alcohol products exist on the market and differ vastly in concentration and dilution. Please test with unneeded decals first to see if the alcohol works with the decals – if too strong the alcohol will burn through the decals. Note that it is not absolutely necessary to use alcohol unless decals are not settling well, or if a 3rd party decal softeners is not functioning well – please try out various market products and find one that suits you best.

3) apply alcohol lightly onto the decal using a brush and the decal will slowly soften. It make take some time for results to show.

4) after brushing down the decal fully, leave decals alone for 2~3 minutes. Decals will shrink as alcohol is evaporated and remove wrinkles from the decal at the same time.

5) use a clean cloth soaked in a bit of warm water and adjust decal as needed. Use light pressure.


In addition:

For CERTAIN decals included in kit:
“1/12scale Fulldetail Kit : Williams FW11B”
“1/12scale Fulldetail Kit : 126C4”

For ALL decals included in kit:
“1/12scale Fulldetail Kit : 312F1”
“1/24scale Fulldetail Kit : 917/30 Ver.D/E (Limited Products)”
“1/12scale Fulldetail Kit : 956 short Ver.D (Limited Products)”
“1/12scale Fulldetail Kit : 956 long Ver.D (Limited Products)”
“P1137 : 1/12scale LINE DECAL for 787B”

the decal(s) included in the kits mentioned require different handling and applying methods. Please refer to the images attached for specifics instructions.