decal help?

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  1. TSCGCobra043

    TSCGCobra043 New Member

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    so I have a scout helmet and I have the design for it. the only problem is that since it's a skull idk how to properly paint the decal. any help?

    decal attached below
     

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  2. xXDashIVXx

    xXDashIVXx Active Member

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    Get a store to print out a vinyl, or draw it onto some painters tape, cut it out, then place the tape onto the helmet. 20181015_113527.jpg
    For the skull on this helmet, I started with taking an ingame screenshot of the helmet, and sent it to my computer. I zoomed in until it was roughly the right size, and turned the brightness all the way up. I placed tape stuck together into a square over it, and traced the skull with a pen. Removed tape, and cut out with a knife. Then cut a square in a plastic shopping bag, placed the square over the hole, and put the helmet in the bag so it didn't get painted except for the decal. I know the computer part is risky, but you can use a phone or something. Just make sure you dont press hard and dont care if you do mess up your screen...
     
  3. Sean Anwalt

    Sean Anwalt RCO 405th Regiment Officer

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    What I did for my mk V was I went to joann's and purchased some vinyl. The kind for a criquet machine, I guess? Anyway, I came home, opened the files that TurboCharizard let me have, and printed them out on the vinyl through my printer. Make sure it's on the vinyl side, not the wax paper side. I then cut out the design I wanted very carefully with an exact-o knife, and stuck it to my suit.

    If you're going to use clear vinyl in this way, be careful to cut out as much excess as possible; vinyl does not set as well as other decal materials and the clear part can show through.
     
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  4. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi Sr Member

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  5. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO & BCO 405th Regiment Officer Community Staff

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    Are you speaking of the warning decals to protect you from personal injury while putting on your suit?
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  6. Sean Anwalt

    Sean Anwalt RCO 405th Regiment Officer

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    Yup! And also the handy UNSC SPARTAN logo as well.
     
  7. xXDashIVXx

    xXDashIVXx Active Member

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    Are you referring to "spartain thighs save lives", and "hot stuff coming through"? Because if those arent a warning, they may as well be an invitation :)
     
  8. TSCGCobra043

    TSCGCobra043 New Member

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    arrows yes but also the skull located at the top of the head
     
  9. TSCGCobra043

    TSCGCobra043 New Member

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    you can print it out and do that....
     
  10. xXDashIVXx

    xXDashIVXx Active Member

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    I forgot you could, I dont have the materials or equipment though so it is more convenient for me... can we see the design you have in mind for the scout helmet if you have it? (Is it custom or the standard halo 4 one)
     
  11. TSCGCobra043

    TSCGCobra043 New Member

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    i attached a picture
     
  12. xXDashIVXx

    xXDashIVXx Active Member

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    Ah yes... I missed that. But I assumed that was it. Whatever your plan, it should work out good, but you may have to go over the small details around the eyes and stuff with a small brush or sharpie to clean it up
     

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