I plan on printing some out from Siredblood’s link. I watched his video and you can certainly do it that way. My only concern with adhesive backed “stickers” is that with all the handling of game pieces, I can imagine that the stickers begin to peel up after a while. If you’re going to use the adhesive backed stickers, might I recommend to apply thin CA glue around the outside edge of the sticker after you’ve burnished it down on the carrier deck. You can get some thin CA at your local hobby shop where they sell RC planes, or just order it online. Because it is literally as thin as water, you’ll need to apply it with some sort of makeshift precision applicator. But after that, you won’t have to deal with annoying stickers that don’t want to stay down tight.
Also, if you use a glossy type sticker paper, after you’ve applied it and the carrier is “all done”, spray the entire piece with a light coat of Testor’s Dullcote spray laquer. You’ll get rid of the sheen both on the plastic and from the glossy paper. All the colors will “blend” together and the piece will look much better.
Per @Midnight_Reaper’s request, I’m working on a USS Atlanta and an IJN Agano for Light Cruisers. The Atlanta has existing open-source examples; the Agano I’ll have to rebuild from bits and photos (all current models are pay-only).
After watching DK’s video- yes, we have the 2mm magnets. Edit to add: we’ve actually used the 1/16 x 1/32 magnets available from http://www.primalhorizon.com/products.php. The magnets are their most popular product right now and the link takes you right to them.
Custom Ship Deck Decal Sets
Hello everybody. I wanted to announce that AxisandAlliesBoardGaming.com has released new decal sets specifically made for the Axis & Allies naval game pieces from the following game versions: Europe 1940, Pacific 1940, Spring 1942 & 1941 Anniversary Edition.
This is the DIY option for those who want the enjoyment and challenge of painting their own game pieces. Now you can finish them off with precision-cut waterslide decals to give your creations a professional look. Each individual ship deck decal has been pre-cut to ensure a perfect fit every time.
It is very difficult to get a clean edge on your ship decks using a paint brush by hand. One side of the ship might have straight lines but the other side might be noticeably wavy or you painted onto the superstructure by accident. You can pay others to painstakingly paint your ships but that can be very expensive for an entire fleet or game set. With these decals, there are no more worries about the final look and feel of your ships. Now it is easy to produce game pieces like a pro, and you can paint as many pieces as you want and every one will look great.
These are sold in fleet sets that include deck decals for all the naval game pieces for the selected country and game version. Some examples:
The Italian Europe 1940 set – 26 ships in all.
The German 1941 Anniversary Edition set – 42 ships in all.
The French Europe 1940 set – 18 ships in all.
The US 1941 Anniversary Edition set – 48 ships in all.
Check them out and more at www.axisandalliesboardgaming.com.
Looking good Mr Johnson!
Although I’ve told you in person I realize I’d overlooked giving you some well deserved public acclaim. Your "stickers"are a novel approach and look very crisp and clean. Let’s talk further on the project I’d discussed with you earlier. Again,…Wel Done!
Getting in (4) new collections this week:
Austrailia & New Zealand Roundels
SS Shields and Flags
Japanese Meatballs without white border
Axis Minors Flags with Aircraft markings
ANZAC And AXIS MINORS.ai.pdf
@barnee Yes, the idea was to give the illusion of speed. The USS Saratoga also wore bow wave camo for a while. Shipcamouflage.com actually uses the Northampton as an example here: http://www.shipcamouflage.com/measure_5.htm