Have you ever received a
model kit with a Vinyl sticker that you really wanted to use but did not
know how to transfer this onto your subject. Maybe resorting to lifting
individual letters and shapes and moving them one at a time on to your
model, hopefully getting them aligned correctly.
Well, there is an easy way, a technique that will keep the image /
letter together in the specified orientation and spacing and allows the
transfer of the sticker in one go.
If your provider does not provide you with any transfer tape, then you
can utilise wide masking tape to do the job for you. All you have to do
is reduce the stickiness of the tape. The following provides 6 easy
steps to success.
1. Using transfer tape or reduced sticky masking tape (this can be
achieve by dabbing the masking tape with a dry cloth to reduce the
stickiness of the tape).
2. Place over the vinyl sticker and rub the tape down onto the actual
3. Gently peel the tape off the backing paper and the vinyl sticker
should come off the backing paper with the tape maintaining the correct
position relating to other parts of the graphic.
4. Place the transfer tape on to desired position on the model and rub
the sticker through the tape pressing the image on to the model. Try not
to rub the tape on to the model surface.
5. Gently peel the transfer tape off leaving the sticker behind. I find
peeling top right to bottom left works best, but you may have to coerce
the smaller type stickers off the tape and to remain on the model.
6. Once the transfer tape has been removed leaving the sticker behind.
Gently rub the sticker thoroughly to ensure it is firmly stuck to your
model. Thatís it.