114 - Simple and Quick?Whilst sitting here looking at the 2 Chimera's, and pondering what transfers to apply, and what weathering to attempt, a thought popped into my mind.
Waterslide transfers are a pain in the arse (for me anyway). I've been using them for 20 years, from starting out on Revell and Airfix kits and now with GW stuff. First of all they are generally a pain to use, as I'm sure some people will have found out, and then secondly they are again a pain to get looking like they are painted on. There are products out there that help, I've been using MicroSol and MicroSet for a few years and they are a god send. But even so you can still run in to problems. One of these is that you run out of a certain letter or number, or you want to put several side by side for vehicle markings.
There are plenty of people who have excellent freehand skills and merely paint their markings on, but my skills haven't reached that level and I hope that with some practice they will at least improve. In the mean time, I came up with the idea of using one of those plastic number/letter stencils that I used as a kid. With a bit of tape over the letters, leaving only the one you want exposed, and some white/grey paint and the airbrush, there's a ready made way of applying identification markings.
I hope this is useful. Thanks for reading.