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Tarting up a Microcosm dynamo
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your dynamo looks much better now after painting and adding stickers. How did you make the stickers, printed on normal paper or something else?
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kno3 wrote:
How did you make the stickers, printed on normal paper or something else?

Printed on "water slide decal transfer paper" (e.g. http://amzn.eu/3Vvt3qI). After printing you spray with a varnish to seal, then cut out, dip in water and slide off.
Tip: cut an A4 sheet into 4 A6 sheets if your printer will do A6 and you only want a few small transfers at a time.
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Dr. Rog wrote:
What are you trying to model - plate or sticky label it will have an edge.

Yes, the info plate on the back can have an edge. The logo on the side should look like it was painted on though. I might get away with an edge if I'd cut a neat circle, but not the larger rectangle I went for for ease.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

make the logo a screw-on badge, with slotted screws.  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks very good.Jin
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