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lorr_romanhace 5 años#2596821Nope, you're good. Regardless your english is amazing, i've had a couple of head injuries in the past and have almost no hope of learning a second language since I have a hard time memorizing stuff in general. So I always find it amazing when someone else can speak a different language almost fluently. Kudos man, I think some people overlook how much work that is. : )
Maybe one day you'll get back into them when you have time, working or going to school for a career is time consuming. GK building is also money consuming and most people don't have the spare cash, i've had a couple of the necessary tools for a couple of years now.
I haven't gotten around to applying mine myself yet and good lord the sheet is smaller than I thought it was going to be. With my unsteady hands i'm gonna have to find my exacto knife to cut these out :(
I got both her and the bike about 4 days ago though ^^


Thanks for your compliments man.
Over in my country, I speak 3 languages. One is my mother tongue, another one is the country's official language and the last one is English. Of course, I will never be able to speak like an American because an accent is difficult to be taught or learnt. Anyway, it is easier to learn another language when one is young. All in all, practice makes perfect. If you need to learn Japanese or Spanish (I guess you folks have no problem with that since you folks stay near Mexico), you need to practice using it daily.
Btw, I initially wrote 'it would be intentional'. I actually meant to write 'it would be unintentional'. My bad and my apologies. Sometimes my hands are trying to catch up with my train of thought and missed some keystrokes. Luckily you know I mistyped it.

Yup, one day I will find time to unbox the GKs and find ways to complete them. They are now buried somewhere. My room is a complete mess now with stacks of figures. This reminds me, I need to unbox a shipment shortly which has arrived sort of squashed at one side :(

Yup, I just ordered the bike too. I will decide whether I am going to use the decals once I received it. If you are afraid of your unsteady hands, maybe you should just leave the decals alone...
hace 5 años
tanakahace 5 años#2584097Good to hear that. If I have written anything that sound offensive, it would be intentional. English is not my native or first language :P
I have lost touch with GK and plastic model kits. I still have some unassembled kits lying around for more than a decade! I am fine with assembling but not the painting! I can paint not too badly but I hate to spend more money getting the paint or even getting the airbrush.
The decals should be easy, it seems. Lala below has a good time doing it.
8600? Wow! Good bargain! Have you got the bike already?


Nope, you're good. Regardless your english is amazing, i've had a couple of head injuries in the past and have almost no hope of learning a second language since I have a hard time memorizing stuff in general. So I always find it amazing when someone else can speak a different language almost fluently. Kudos man, I think some people overlook how much work that is. : )

Maybe one day you'll get back into them when you have time, working or going to school for a career is time consuming. GK building is also money consuming and most people don't have the spare cash, i've had a couple of the necessary tools for a couple of years now.

I haven't gotten around to applying mine myself yet and good lord the sheet is smaller than I thought it was going to be. With my unsteady hands i'm gonna have to find my exacto knife to cut these out :(

I got both her and the bike about 4 days ago though ^^
hace 5 años
lalahace 5 años#2590085Oh, my tiny scissors are a bit old and useless. I was impatient to get it done, so I just used the smallest normal pair I had. I don't really want to write a blog since I have no pictures of the process. There are model kit makers on youtube that explain water slide decals well enough if anyone really needs help.
My avatar is from Moyashimon, it's about a boy who can see microbes and this is how he sees A. oryzae.


Sorry for the late reply.

I think as long as you managed to achieve the stickers attachment the way you want it, it is fine regardless of the type of scissors. Having said that, numerous owners are unhappy that they have to apply the stickers themselves. Perhaps we could leave it as it is without the stickers?

Thanks for letting me know about this Moyashimon thing. It is very cute. I have not watched or read this anime/manga before obviously but it sounds interesting. I will find a way to check it out further. Any recommendations?
hace 5 años
tanakahace 5 años#2589766Oh, you like the plain look eh? I agree. I have another user here who prefers the naked look because if the decals are used, it feels like it is a plastic model instead of a figure bike.
I really like your explanation of the stickers and positioning. Have you tried using a small scissor instead? Those used for cosmetics?
One more thing, have you considered writing a review or blog about attaching the stickers? It will help other collectors to attach them. I could help to review your blog or write-up to improve it. Having said that, you need photos but since you already attached them, not sure if it is too late.. haha.


Oh, my tiny scissors are a bit old and useless. I was impatient to get it done, so I just used the smallest normal pair I had. I don't really want to write a blog since I have no pictures of the process. There are model kit makers on youtube that explain water slide decals well enough if anyone really needs help.

My avatar is from Moyashimon, it's about a boy who can see microbes and this is how he sees A. oryzae.
hace 5 años
lalahace 5 años#2582394I didn't use all 53. There are some sponsor decals (numbers 16-19) that go in front of the seat, but I liked the plain look of the bike more than I liked how it looked with the decals. I used the other 49 though.
Be careful with #40 and #44. There's teensy white writing beside the circular decal, and it's really easy to miss. Keep a bright light handy to make sure you can see 100% of the decal. I did #40 by the window around sunset and cut the words off at first. --; Luckily I was able to go back and put the words in place beside the circle.
I used tweezers for the decals because they're small. My tweezers have pretty sharp corners, but none tore. It's very easy to position them. I'd place them down in approximately the right place and use the tweezers to poke them around. If you mess up and they dry in place, just put a drop of water on them to move them again. I patted each one with a dry paper towel when I was happy with it to make sure they stayed in place.
I couldn't find my knife, so I had to cut them with scissors. That was the worst part of it.
My process was basically put cut out decal in a shallow bowl of water, pick it up with my fingers and use my thumb to slide the decal off, then pick up a corner with the tweezers. Again, I got pretty rough with them (my hands aren't very steady) but they didn't tear and are easy to reposition.


Oh, you like the plain look eh? I agree. I have another user here who prefers the naked look because if the decals are used, it feels like it is a plastic model instead of a figure bike.

I really like your explanation of the stickers and positioning. Have you tried using a small scissor instead? Those used for cosmetics?

One more thing, have you considered writing a review or blog about attaching the stickers? It will help other collectors to attach them. I could help to review your blog or write-up to improve it. Having said that, you need photos but since you already attached them, not sure if it is too late.. haha.
hace 5 años
lorr_romanhace 5 años#2579147I misunderstand stuff easily so don't worry about the way you wrote it or anything haha.
I find it'll be good practice since i've started to get into garage kit painting and some of the kits have water decals (example: eyes so you dont have to paint them)
I bought her as a bundle with the bike on biginjapan for 8600 + shipping.


Good to hear that. If I have written anything that sound offensive, it would be intentional. English is not my native or first language :P
I have lost touch with GK and plastic model kits. I still have some unassembled kits lying around for more than a decade! I am fine with assembling but not the painting! I can paint not too badly but I hate to spend more money getting the paint or even getting the airbrush.
The decals should be easy, it seems. Lala below has a good time doing it.
8600? Wow! Good bargain! Have you got the bike already?
hace 5 años
tanakahace 5 años#2582244Sounds good. Did you stick all 53 of them? Was it easy to position them on the right places?

I didn't use all 53. There are some sponsor decals (numbers 16-19) that go in front of the seat, but I liked the plain look of the bike more than I liked how it looked with the decals. I used the other 49 though.

Be careful with #40 and #44. There's teensy white writing beside the circular decal, and it's really easy to miss. Keep a bright light handy to make sure you can see 100% of the decal. I did #40 by the window around sunset and cut the words off at first. --; Luckily I was able to go back and put the words in place beside the circle.

I used tweezers for the decals because they're small. My tweezers have pretty sharp corners, but none tore. It's very easy to position them. I'd place them down in approximately the right place and use the tweezers to poke them around. If you mess up and they dry in place, just put a drop of water on them to move them again. I patted each one with a dry paper towel when I was happy with it to make sure they stayed in place.

I couldn't find my knife, so I had to cut them with scissors. That was the worst part of it.

My process was basically put cut out decal in a shallow bowl of water, pick it up with my fingers and use my thumb to slide the decal off, then pick up a corner with the tweezers. Again, I got pretty rough with them (my hands aren't very steady) but they didn't tear and are easy to reposition.
hace 5 años
lalahace 5 años#2579472They're pretty easy to use. It was my first time using water decals, and I had no issues. I was pretty rough with them and none tore.

Sounds good. Did you stick all 53 of them? Was it easy to position them on the right places?
hace 5 años
lorr_romanhace 5 años#2569764I suspect it's like plastic model kits.
I dread it because there are 53 decals to apply and the majority are all super tiny.


That's what I am afraid off. I have bad experience using decals. Really need nimble fingers :P
According to lala below, it seems like it is easy. Have you tried it?

53? Do we need to stick them all to match the sample picture?
hace 5 años
tanakahace 5 años#2579087The problem is, this requires skills of a plastic modeller or hobbyist.


They're pretty easy to use. It was my first time using water decals, and I had no issues. I was pretty rough with them and none tore.
hace 5 años
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