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Old 2013.03.25, 03:32 AM   #1
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Decal sets made to fit mini-z bodies?

Hi all,

I was just wondering if there's anybody making decals for mini-z bodies. I tried to buy decals for my Audi R8 LMS and Porsche 911 GT3 at pattosplace.com but the bodies are not exactly true in scale - I found that they are 1/28 scale in length but 1/24 scale in width (the decals wouldn't work).

If anybody has any info, I would appreciate it.

BTW, I was looking for elaborate decals, like this:
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Old 2013.03.27, 10:20 AM   #2
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I have been hunting around for some also and have not found anything.

Have you considered making your own decals ?
I am going to try it very soon, currently stripping paint off a Porsche, ordered the testors decal paper.

I got inspired after visiting this site and seeing this car below. He has some instructions on how he did it......

http://kyoshosan.blogspot.com/2013/0...rsche-gt1.html

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Old 2013.03.27, 10:45 AM   #3
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You can ask for sizing to fit mini-z at Pattos Place. I'm about to do that exact Audi among other interesting race livery finishes and for the most part they've been a decent fit with no real dramas for application
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Old 2013.03.27, 10:59 AM   #4
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if he does do that, let me know, when i asked him last he's not catering to mini z anymore
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Old 2013.03.27, 02:53 PM   #5
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My past 2 orders have been asked for mini z sizing and response has been "no problem". I'm assembling decals for my Arrows F1 and my only problem is making decals work for a body not shaped correctly (McLaren 2010 whitebody has more flow distributors than the Arrowsof2001).
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Old 2013.03.27, 04:47 PM   #6
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finding nice waterslide decal sets for mini-z (1/28) is so frustrating, i've had some luck with 1/24 and 1/32 scalextric decals but there's always a comprimise and choice is a problem.i did a monster energy impreza hatch back recently using a decal set for a 1/24 scale ford focus, as it turned out all i could really use was the '46's' dividing the yellow and black, the monster claws and lettering were way too big so i used those from another set of older decals also on a 1/24 scale sheet but with various sizes so i got lucky but it's hard work scourcing decals for replica paint jobs.

good luck with your search dude

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38488
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Old 2013.03.27, 07:06 PM   #7
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Most of mine are from Pattos place also. I narrowed it down to using 1/32 scale size which works best all around for me.
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Old 2013.03.27, 09:40 PM   #8
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I found a place on the web that makes waterproof vinyl decal paper for ink jet printers. I'm going to test it out soon using photoshop to make my own graphics.

www.papilio.com
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Old 2013.03.27, 11:33 PM   #9
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Well, some of Pattos decals will work with a mini-z body, unfortunately that audi livery, in particular, won't. On liveries were there's a defined shape, like a hood; door; trunk; or when it is a wrap-around livery (case of the 2012 Bathurst Audi R8), Pattos decals won't work very well - they won't fit perfectly and you will end-up butchering the livery. This is not Pattos fault, it is a problem with the mini-z bodies, they are not proportionally scaled.

Btw, I have ordered papilio decal paper in the past - I don't recommend it - the white background paper is very translucent. I've been ordering from beldecal.com for some time now - much better stuff.
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Old 2013.05.02, 03:56 AM   #10
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was looking around and found this...


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at least we now know that it can be done... hope this helps... good luck
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Old 2014.07.01, 04:30 PM   #11
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Decals

I just painted my first mini-z body (Audi R8) and I was wondering if you guys apply the decals before or after the clear coat? I used Pattos decals and he doesn't recommend spray clear coats over his decals, he reccommends Future wax.

Now I am a slot car guy too and I think the mini-z's can get banged up more than a slot car and I'm wondering if there is anything else that will protect the body?

One other thing, I used decal solvent to pull the decals to surface contours, but I found the glue on the decals wasn't very strong. I touched the decals while testing the underside of the car with clear coat about 4 days after applying them, and one of them stuck to my finger! I guess I should have been more careful, but I don't recall this happening in my model building days.

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Old 2014.07.01, 07:45 PM   #12
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I can say i always use Pattos and always put them on top of clearcoat. Never a problem and they take a beating.
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Old 2014.07.01, 09:08 PM   #13
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I use Pattos decals to good effect.

I mostly use Microscale Industries MicroSol and MicroSet for additional bonding but some don't need it. It depends on body shape....

I spray Future through my airbrush and get good shine with decent durability. I have tried other clearcoats and have had decal melt from the clear having a chemical reaction. MicroScale also has a clear coat which works but isn't as nice a finish as Future
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Old 2014.07.02, 12:05 AM   #14
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greetings runci aka neil... what livery are you going to lay down on your r8? i've heard and seen some great cars with pato's decals on them... but unfortunately i haven't had the chance to try them...

if you aren't too particular, you could try using 1/24 tamiya decals... i purchased a couple of surplus sheets from a local hobby shop... i've used them before and they are great waterslide decals... i usually spray tamiya clear coat to preserve them..
the thing is... they are 1/24 scale and they are a bit bigger than the kyosho autoscales (1/27ish)... take a look at my signature ---> click here to see herman's cars, to see some of the creations i've been able to do...

dunno if tamiya came out with any 1/24 r8 decals though... good luck and pls do post a pic of your work... i'm looking forward to seeing it...
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i will agree with Pattos, great product. i love the clear vinyl sets as they are simple and easy to apply vs. needing a sealer, dealing with waterslide, etc.
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