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The Market => Buying / Selling Model Supplies => Topic started by: DZMaven on December 21, 2016, 08:24:28 PM

Title: Best places to get Decals?
Post by: DZMaven on December 21, 2016, 08:24:28 PM
Looking to try some more water slide decals next year. Any reliable places to get some? Most online places I find are often sold out of the majority of them.
I know of Samuel Decal and may try them, but any other places come to mind?
Title: Re: Best places to get Decals?
Post by: Ryuken 76 on December 21, 2016, 11:35:58 PM
I just bought a bunch from HLJ.
Title: Re: Best places to get Decals?
Post by: sneeper1980 on December 23, 2016, 05:31:40 AM
ebay has a good supply of decals from different sellers. globaltoy usually has a good selection. they are an ebay seller as well. there are other sources that may be better. but for ease of use and ordering ebay is pretty good. give it a shot.
Title: Re: Best places to get Decals?
Post by: Dead2Death on December 24, 2016, 10:34:06 PM
HLJ has a lot in stock due to Bandai reissuing lots of decals.
But do keep in mind Bandai waterslides tend to be on the thicker side for waterslides.

Ebay, Samueldecal, and Taobao are great places for the more irregular kits in terms of waterslides, and tend to be on the thinner side so they're less noticeable after top coating.
But they also can break apart easier. Samuel in particular seems to be fairly inconsistent with how thin the waterslides are.
Title: Re: Best places to get Decals?
Post by: CupcakeMecha on December 27, 2016, 07:04:13 PM
I would strongly recommend HIQ Decals for your generic warnings and such.
They are very clean and crisp, where many third party companies decals do not scale down well.
You can get them from HLJ or ebay.
As for Waterslide of specific Gundams, it's always been a Russian roulette on ebay for me. lol
Title: Re: Best places to get Decals?
Post by: DZMaven on December 27, 2016, 11:38:18 PM
Thanks for the replies. It gives me a few other options to explore. :)
Title: Re: Best places to get Decals?
Post by: Ali on January 05, 2017, 07:14:35 PM
İf you need custom try Samuel Decal. He is really good. I bought once and the quality is pretty nice
(http://thumb.ibb.co/cAQS6F/IMG_0201.jpg) (http://ibb.co/cAQS6F)
Title: Re: Best places to get Decals?
Post by: PenguinSteve on January 16, 2017, 01:50:13 AM
Best thing to do with HLJ is the private warehouse, breaking up orders to cut down on shipping costs is what makes it worth while, especially if you are in the States.