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I hope this is not only me, but I used to struggle a lot with placing small decals using my big fingers. The fingers tend to get in the way, and cause the decal to end up in the wrong position.

So here is how I now do it:

This might not be the smallest or most difficult decal to position, but it's a nice demonstration. howto_09_1
Peel off the backing and position the decal on the tip of  your modelling knife.

After some practice you will find how to position it best with respect to rotation and how much it will stick to the knife.

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Here we go, no fingers to keep away, only the very thin blade of the knife, making it easy to position the decal.

Position the decal, and press down with a finger.

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And there it is, spot on :-) howto_09_1

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Written by Larbut

Comments  
#2 MadMax00 2013-10-11 06:20
This is exactly the technique we hav used for years in our full scale race car decal applications. The one area I can advise on is this type of trick. Wut I would add to our members is to remember; there has not been made a more precise of a measuring tool than the human eye. The use of the knife blade or stick gives the installer the best VIEW when applying, and no amount of measuring will be more accurate in this size of decals.
#1 Edou 2012-11-06 14:34
Good trick, Lars. I use it as well. :-)