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    Hello, returning to HRW after a long hiatus.... I am going to be doing some custom livery Pioneer Legends.... I have done some repaints in the past... Probably use rattle can enamels, overcoat with future. My question is, who are sources for quality custom decals these days ? I used Patto's place in the past, good quality, but, they are in Australia. If anyone could point me in the right direction ,that would be great. Thank you, John

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    I just had some GTO quarter panel decals made by Bedlam Creations www.bedlamcreations.com, and I couldn't be happier. I made a slot car out of a 1/32 '68 Pontiac GTO model and it didn't come with the quarter panel GTO decals so I spent a few bucks and had them made, a little over 20 with shipping. I just sent a pic of a GTO emblem and they took it from there, they had to do a lot of fixing and resizing to scale. The car looked bare without them, have a 1:1 scale '68 GTO convertible sitting in my garage so it was even more bothersome. I had to wait a few weeks but these things are tiny and they are perfect, lettering with a cutout in the letters to see the paint color. They were so small and they print a full small sheet so I have 28 each of black, silver, and white decals. I did this car and the same model converted to a convertible, I have enough for a few more cars, may do a black one so I can use the white decals.

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    Allan

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    • Bluevista
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      My GTO is a '68, my post number is 68 , I won a major car show with it and and parked in place 68, it was painted on the ground, it's some sort of numerical Karma. LOL

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    Well you lucked out Bluevista! Bedlam charged me a $30 set up fee, and then $15 a sheet for 1/32 decals.
    Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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      I just had the one graphic so it was 5 bucks for the set-up and 10 dollars for a 2x3 sheet of waterslide decals, then add shipping. I bet it can can get expensive with multiple graphic at 5 bucks each. If I was going to really do a lot of custom decals I'd look into a laser printer and a good editing program and print my own. I do license plates on my inkjet but they're just too small to print clearly even with photo paper.

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    Hands down Patto's! I've tried others and its not worth it , Just my opinion,
    Glenn

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      Have you ever tried making your own? I use Microsoft Word it's pretty easy to create numbers and lettering custom colors and sizes plus you can print them out to check the size you can also import any graphics and logos from the web I use the Testors decal paper mostly clear very easy to apply and I've sprayed clear lacquer of them with no problem.
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        Indycals does decals - doesn't do any specifically for the Legends or stock type cars - but you may find some you can adapt or he does offer a custom decal printing service.

        Like Fitzy I make my own. (Mind you I fill the sheet up with images) it is pretty easy to do - graphics from the internet or make your own in a paint program and print on your colour inkjet or laser jet.
        Dangermouse to the rescue.

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          I'm glad I found this post. I just finished a Revoslot Ferrari F333SP that I need some decals for. Has anyone come up with any other shops that do this kind of work? $30 set up seems rather expensive to me. Although I have no idea what goes into the "set up" so I guess I have no room to talk or judge. I would imagine the set up includes lots of printing and wasting expensive paper in order to get the scale the right size.

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            Originally posted by Apexdreamer50 View Post
            I'm glad I found this post. I just finished a Revoslot Ferrari F333SP that I need some decals for. Has anyone come up with any other shops that do this kind of work? $30 set up seems rather expensive to me. Although I have no idea what goes into the "set up" so I guess I have no room to talk or judge. I would imagine the set up includes lots of printing and wasting expensive paper in order to get the scale the right size.
            Pattos has some nice decals for the 333sp. Here’s my Revo 333.



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            Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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              War Eagle River..........that is the exact 333 I found and just started to model mine after. There are too many red Ferrari's around that is why I went with the yellow. So where can I get a set of decals like that and who is Pattos? Thanks for the pics, that sure is an awesome Ferrari 333!

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              • #10
                Originally posted by Apexdreamer50
                War Eagle River...........I've got a few questions for you regarding your build of the Ferrari 333.

                1. What are the super small round orange colored things for? They are on a sticky white paper in the kit.
                2. What kind of glue or adhesive did you use to attach the clear parts like the headlight surrounding etc.
                3. How loose should the chassis adjustment screws be? I am running on a 4'x16' Carrera track.

                Thanks for any help you could pass along
                Pics of the orange things you speak of? Here’s the glue I use for clear parts.
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                As for setting up the car, there’s a video tutorial available under Advance tuning of RevoSlots on this forum. Or on YouTube at https://youtu.be/KfVUdSRHgS8




                Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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                • #11
                  Originally posted by Apexdreamer50 View Post
                  War Eagle River..........that is the exact 333 I found and just started to model mine after. There are too many red Ferrari's around that is why I went with the yellow. So where can I get a set of decals like that and who is Pattos? Thanks for the pics, that sure is an awesome Ferrari 333!


                  Apex, heres a link to Pattos, where I got the decals.
                  http://pattosplace.com/
                  Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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                    Thanks for the link! Greatly appreciated

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                    • #13
                      I know this thread is about custom decals, but if you want historical decals try Slot Car Fever. I use mciracing a lot. They produce stickers. Mainly because I have done lexan bodies and mciracing will do reverse print, so I could apply the decals/stickers on the inside of a clear body.

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