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Building Scale Models: Part 2- Decaling Page 2/2 by wbd Building Scale Models: Part 2- Decaling Page 2/2 by wbd
This is part two of my series about how to build scale models (for art purposes). I want to cover how to apply water-slide decals in this section. That can get pretty complicated, so I'll just stick to the basics.

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Part 1 of the comic series deals with the basics of building snap-together models:
Building Scale Models: Guide Cover

You'll also notice that there's a new character giving instructions for this part. I want each part to have a different character giving instructions, as that's a useful bit of practice as well.

I need to practice drawing comic pages, and I've been trying to draw a page a week for that practice. I figured that this time I'd draw an instructional comic. In this case, I want to teach a bit about how to build scale models. I think models can be quite useful for an artist, but building them does require a few skills and tools. I hope that this little series can help explain what is needed and how you can build models. This isn't about building contest winners, but rather how to build models you'd find use for in your art.
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Schmavies Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
WAT
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wbd Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Not quite sure what you're asking.
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mpz28 Featured By Owner May 3, 2018
Enjoy reading these, takes me back to my younger days when i was building model kits, can't wait for the next one. ;) :D
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wbd Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm not sure when I'll get onto the next one, but it may take a bit of time. The next step is to show how to build models that need glue. I'll try to skip the major notes on painting as this is mainly for simple models for artists. Even so, I think that will take the most time to explain.
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coredumperror Featured By Owner May 3, 2018
Great tutorial. I had no idea how these decals worked before, but now I get it!
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wbd Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Waterslide decals are an old technology that works well for scale models- but they do take some effort to use right. I hope that this little tutorial can start people on the right path to getting them down.
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Regreme Featured By Owner May 3, 2018
First panel, I think you mean 'and' instead of 'tand'.;) But still, nice and helpful comic.^^
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wbd Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the note- I'll fix that up when I can have a look at the source files. I hope that the comic can be useful!
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Regreme Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
Even if I'm not interested in models itself, it was very informative and easy to understand, so I'm sure it'll be useful for those interested in making such models.^_^
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Randommode Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
lol Last panel she's like and now it's done (it's all crocked and on fire ) XD LOL I joke this is really helpful 
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wbd Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I hope that it will help out.

(as an aside, painting soot from exhausts is a challenge in of itself.)
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Battosai16 Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Student General Artist
She's sweet and helpful.
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wbd Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes indeed! Glad you liked the pic!
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Battosai16 Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Student General Artist
No prob.
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