HGW 1/48 stencils Wet Transfers Spitfire Mk.IX - #248001 - OOP
Spitfire Mk.IX Stencils by HGW in 1/48 - 248001 - Out of Production
Stencils for Spitfire Mk.IX model in 1/48. Wet transfer technology means that decal doesn't leave any signs of varnish or typical film after its application, so only text or symbols stay attached to the surface.
The biggest issue relating to ordinary decals is the varnish, which creates a glossy film around the decal. It's challenging to work with classic decals and make this film invisible and almost impossible to reach a good result, especially in the case of metallic surfaces. Dry transfers on the market are quite tedious as well, being hard to place them correctly and the modeler has one chance to do so.
HGW's wet transfers are similar to ordinary decals. It is possible to move them during the attaching process and find the best position. Then just push the water from below the transfer, let it dry a few hours, remove the transfer foil and the work is done. Only text or symbol stays attached to the surface.
1. Cut the required part.
2. Soak in hot water and wait until the decal loosens its base-paper.
3. Apply as a regular decal.
4. Push the water from below the decal.
5. Let it dry for 2-3 hours.
6. Remove the transfer foil and clean the glue stains with water.