RTR Southampton

ddraigmor
8th November 2008, 10:23
Well, I am now the proud owner of the little RTR tug 'Southampton' which is the small version of the 'Wyeforce'. Already looking at her with a critical eye on re-modelling.......but for 99 quid brand new ('unwanted gift') she's a bargain.

Anyone any idea how to get the screen printed names off? I know that Meechingman plated over his (which seems a good idea to me) but I also saw a re-mo9delled one on the Tug Modellers forum and that appeared to have had the names removed.

Also, she will needa re-paint as the colours are a bit.....um.....not right!

However, it now looks like I'll be up and at 'em on the water by Spring next year which is about time!

Jonty

AndyJohannessen
9th November 2008, 22:11
Hi Jonty,
you can always try gentle heating with a hairdryer on the decals.this has worked for me in the past.Just gentle warming to soften the glue and the gently peel back.
hope it works.

Andy.

ddraigmor
9th November 2008, 22:41
Andy.

Thanks - I went mad and painted the hull with model railway paint - blooming good stuff. Covered them up a tear as they are screen printed and thus easy to disguise.

I was thinking of all manner of things before I went mad and tried the brush!

Jonty