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To anyone who makes Decals...

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:14 pm
by Korwinblue
Do you have a nice template I could use to mold a design around for my minifigs? I would greatly apreciate it.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:35 pm
by Blitzen

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:46 pm
by King of Brix
Also, a word of advice from somebody with experience. Don't touch any fancy editing programs. Just don't do it. MS Paint is perfect for it, as it is primitive and simplistic... We actually did a few of ours with pencil and pencil crayons... They turned out remarkably well.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:04 pm
by Olothontor
Well, that's all well and good for beginners, but if you are already familiar with a more arcane editor (such as Macromedia Fireworks), go ahead and use it. It'll will in the end be a bit more work on your part, but you'll get better results. It also depends on your printer, but that's a different matter...

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:09 pm
by IVhorseman
okay, i've asked somewhere before but still am not really sure. how do i made decals? i understand that you make or print something online, and then just attach it to a fig. but do you need special paper? or is it just something stupidly easy like glue and tape?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:15 pm
by Olothontor
It can be done either way you posted there. If you really don't know, go to the MCN link above and check that out. Basically, you save one of their templates (they have everything down to horse armor and ninja flags!), edit it on some software or some-such, print it out on whatever, and plaster it onto your minifig. Ta-dah! Custom minifig ready to blow stuff up.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:25 pm
by IVhorseman
Olothontor wrote:and plaster it onto your minifig.


which i'm asking how to do.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:30 pm
by Olothontor
Glue, tape, or a water slide transfer. That last one you need water slide transfer paper, which you can get at your local Staples or other office supply store. Water slide decals involve cutting out your decal from the main sheet of paper, soaking it in water, and then sliding the decal off of the paper and onto your minifig. Then you let it dry overnight, and voila!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:01 pm
by Korwinblue
Thanks for the link, Blitzen.

IVhorseman wrote:
Olothontor wrote:and plaster it onto your minifig.


which i'm asking how to do.


The way I've always imagined it is
1)get the templet
2)open it with paint
3)do the design, and resize if needed
4)print it with sticker paper

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:03 pm
by Olothontor
Sticker paper works as well. Thanks, I forgot that option :)

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:42 am
by Timedude
Actaully, this thing works wonders. I have one of these. They're great. Perfect for those little decals that go on Legos. Plus, they look glossy. Score!

Timedude

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:01 pm
by Olothontor
Oh, hey, you know I'd never thought of that! I do make stickers sometimes, but you can also buy (probably longer lasting) packages of printable sticker paper. Just throwing it out there.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:06 pm
by Captain Nomouth
How much do you think water slide paper costs?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:51 pm
by doodstormer
King of Brix wrote:Also, a word of advice from somebody with experience. Don't touch any fancy editing programs. Just don't do it. MS Paint is perfect for it, as it is primitive and simplistic... We actually did a few of ours with pencil and pencil crayons... They turned out remarkably well.

Don't listen to him! Paint.NET is free, easy, and gets a 100% Orshum seal. PM me if you need any help with it.
There. A word of advice from ANOTHER somebody with experience.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:00 am
by Matt
Waterslide paper is about a buck a sheet depending where you buy it.