Vallejo Decal Fix 73.213

At the time of writing (28 February 2021) Vallejo Decal Fix 73.213 is in very short supply in the UK. Because this is the primary decal fixative that we recommend, Custom Model Decals has been ‘scouring’ the UK online model shops to obtain a small supply that we can now sell to our customers at…

Lynton & Barnstaple crane decals in 4mm/ft scale

We are pleased to announce that for those modelling the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway that we have now produced decals to fit the two break-down cranes used on the railway during its SR ownership. The decals utilise our ‘film-free’ system thatnproduces decals similar to those produced by commercial model makers such as Airfix. £15 a set…

Wolf’s head U-Boat decal to model that in “Greyhound”

We were originally asked to design a 1:48 scale a “Wolf’s Head” decal from the film ’Greyhound’. The client did not proceed with the sale and we placed the design onto our online shop. We were then asked to produce a 1:72 scale version to go on U-Boat modelled by William Ennion. I prefer to…

Warhammer clan markings

Something different for a client. Warhammer clan markings in white using our new ‘film-free’ decal system. Each decal is on its own 40 micron thick ‘raft’ of varnish which means accurate cutting out is not required. We can do Warhammer decals in white as well as CMYK colours. All we need is the design and…

New ‘Film-free” decals

We have now tested our new ‘film-free’ decals system which uses a sub-40 micron layer of varnish under the ink layers to provide support and registration of text etc. This produces decals similar to commercial kits so that you don’t have to accurately cut the sheet to minimise the amount of decal film on your…

Happy Christmas and experimental “film-less” decals for 2021

We have been trying to find ways of producing “film-less” decals that are similar to those mass-produced by plastic kit makers. They are produced by silk screen printing and are only economical to do if 1000s of decals are being made. We think that we may have a solution using our top-end digital print system…

Decals for 7mm/ft scale BVA steel coil wagon by Paul Rolley

Paul Rolley has produced a 7mm/ft scale BVA steel coil wagon kit in resin with etched details. This model can be fitted with a custom set of decals by ourselves. This is a completed model of the BVA made by Garry Lane who made the coils for the load. Garry has painted and weathered the…

Welsh Pony decals to fit 7mm/ft scale Mercian Models kit

We have now finalised our decal set for the Festiniog Welsh Pony kit by Mercian Models. The fine detail in decals of the multi-colour lining was modified to specifically fit this excellent etched brass kit by Mercian Models. You can see the original design and the print we produce below.

Welsh Pony – a new project

Having seen the new livery for the Ffestiniog Railway ‘large’ England locmotive Welsh Pony I thought that I would see how easy it would be to reproduce the livery. Initially in 7mm/ft scale the decals should be scaleable to any size as required. My idea is to provide a complete kit of decals for both…