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Postby Korwinblue » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:14 pm

Do you have a nice template I could use to mold a design around for my minifigs? I would greatly apreciate it.
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Postby Blitzen » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:35 pm

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Postby King of Brix » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:46 pm

Also, a word of advice from somebody with experience. Don't touch any fancy editing programs. Just don't do it. MS Paint is perfect for it, as it is primitive and simplistic... We actually did a few of ours with pencil and pencil crayons... They turned out remarkably well.
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Postby Olothontor » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:04 pm

Well, that's all well and good for beginners, but if you are already familiar with a more arcane editor (such as Macromedia Fireworks), go ahead and use it. It'll will in the end be a bit more work on your part, but you'll get better results. It also depends on your printer, but that's a different matter...
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Postby IVhorseman » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:09 pm

okay, i've asked somewhere before but still am not really sure. how do i made decals? i understand that you make or print something online, and then just attach it to a fig. but do you need special paper? or is it just something stupidly easy like glue and tape?
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Postby Olothontor » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:15 pm

It can be done either way you posted there. If you really don't know, go to the MCN link above and check that out. Basically, you save one of their templates (they have everything down to horse armor and ninja flags!), edit it on some software or some-such, print it out on whatever, and plaster it onto your minifig. Ta-dah! Custom minifig ready to blow stuff up.
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Postby IVhorseman » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:25 pm

Olothontor wrote:and plaster it onto your minifig.


which i'm asking how to do.
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Postby Olothontor » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:30 pm

Glue, tape, or a water slide transfer. That last one you need water slide transfer paper, which you can get at your local Staples or other office supply store. Water slide decals involve cutting out your decal from the main sheet of paper, soaking it in water, and then sliding the decal off of the paper and onto your minifig. Then you let it dry overnight, and voila!
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Postby Korwinblue » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:01 pm

Thanks for the link, Blitzen.

IVhorseman wrote:
Olothontor wrote:and plaster it onto your minifig.


which i'm asking how to do.


The way I've always imagined it is
1)get the templet
2)open it with paint
3)do the design, and resize if needed
4)print it with sticker paper
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Postby Olothontor » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:03 pm

Sticker paper works as well. Thanks, I forgot that option :)
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Postby Timedude » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:42 am

Actaully, this thing works wonders. I have one of these. They're great. Perfect for those little decals that go on Legos. Plus, they look glossy. Score!

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Postby Olothontor » Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:01 pm

Oh, hey, you know I'd never thought of that! I do make stickers sometimes, but you can also buy (probably longer lasting) packages of printable sticker paper. Just throwing it out there.
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Postby Captain Nomouth » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:06 pm

How much do you think water slide paper costs?
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Postby doodstormer » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:51 pm

King of Brix wrote:Also, a word of advice from somebody with experience. Don't touch any fancy editing programs. Just don't do it. MS Paint is perfect for it, as it is primitive and simplistic... We actually did a few of ours with pencil and pencil crayons... They turned out remarkably well.

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Postby Matt » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:00 am

Waterslide paper is about a buck a sheet depending where you buy it.
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