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Riko
#1 Posted : 04 November 2018 13:49:02

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Hi,

I am doing my research for parts and tools for my future Senna build BigGrin
And trying to get hold of the more rare parts first before I invest in the actual kit, the decals Huh

While I could find all Marlboro decals in a local shop, the rest of the Carbon decals for the rest of the car are all out of stock everywhere it seems...
https://hlj.com/1-8-scal...-carbon-decal-mcldc-680
https://hlj.com/1-8-scal...ct-set-decals-mcldc-692
https://hlj.com/1-8-scal...al-deagostini-mcldc-704
https://hlj.com/1-8-scal...al-deagostini-mcldc-705
https://hlj.com/1-8-scal...or-deagostini-mcldc-718


And I wondered if there are alternatives that can be used?
Like how about the Tamiya carbon decals?
http://www.tamiya.com/en...s/12679_12682/index.htm

When the monocoque is finished in yellow/gold, and then a carbon decal is put over it, would you still see the color finish?

I suppose the intended original decals are somewhat see through when looking at some diary builds...


But will the Tamiya decals cover the paintwork completely? that I do not know.Confused

Anyone have a clue on this subject?
Because I see many use the intended decals from Museum Collection or use nothing at all.

I could wait till the Musum Collection decals came back in stock too, but I dunno how long thats gonna take....


Thx!
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The Autograph aftermarket decals were the ones to go for but there getting a rare thing to see on sale lately. Not sure I have seen others for sale for this kit. You could try just buying the decal sheets of carbon fibre and cutting out your own from them.

By the way the gold colour showing through the carbon is actually yellow kevlar which was used in the construction of the pod.
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#3 Posted : 04 November 2018 23:17:13

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arpurchase wrote:
The Autograph aftermarket decals were the ones to go for but there getting a rare thing to see on sale lately. Not sure I have seen others for sale for this kit. You could try just buying the decal sheets of carbon fibre and cutting out your own from them.

By the way the gold colour showing through the carbon is actually yellow kevlar which was used in the construction of the pod.

like I said, I could find the Marlboro decals, they were from Autograph.

I was informing about the Carbon decals from "Museum Collection"




The question was if the gold would be seen through the any other carbon decals...
So yeah, I could do all the cutting out myself from any other sheet of carbon, but if I dont see the gold through it, I might as well not color the monocoque.

So that was my question.


Ow well, it seems nobody has done it and I migth as well wait till the carbon pieces from "Museum Collection" come back in stock.


The show where I found the Autograph Marlboro decals ordered the "Museum Collection" carbon decals and said it could take 6-8 weeks.

And when looking at Hobbylink, it seems the status of the decals are changed from "out of stock" to "backordered" today, when I asked about those parts at my shop.
Coincidence or not, dunno, but a good thing :)
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