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|06-16-2009, 12:10 PM||#41|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Central SD
Paint. I hate putting those tiny ass stickers on with my big fingers or trying to use a tweezers. I also like the painted look better.
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|06-18-2009, 09:50 AM||#42|
W: Lego 6990 Monorail! :)
Join Date: May 2007
Definitely paint. It's a pain in the ass putting those stickers on, and it sucks that Hasbro puts on a bunch in the factory, usually crooked.
Nostalgia be damned, in this case. Painted/printed applications would just look better.
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|09-30-2009, 01:46 AM||#43|
So much drama 'n the LBCs
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Rather than start my own thread, I found this one... I much prefer tampo applications, especially on these 25th vehicles.
The sculpt of the figures and new "redo" vehicles like the Skyhawk and Moccasin dance circles around the ARAH figures, so I think the paint apps should too.
The biggest issue I have is with the sticker's shape, scale, and placement, rather than stickiness. In fact, the only place I have issues with them staying on is on tight items like rollbars.
For me, they should be cut more "diecut" to their shape, instead of large squares like some of them end up being, or lazy circles. And some are simply too big for their intended space, so they don't fit or they go over details like sculpted rivets, vents, bodylines, handles, etc. which simply looks terrible. Sometimes though, if the stickers are the right size, they still are placed in areas that simply do not work well due to sculpted elements getting in the way.
It's been so long since I owned a vintage toy and had crisp stickers to apply or stickers remaining, that I can't recall how they were diecut or if I placed the stickers where I was supposed to, but they should have improved. With the 25th vehicles, I often put the stickers near their intended space, but not necessarily where they're "supposed" to go because I try to avoid the stickers going on top of sculpted elements. That drives me crazy, and they look bad.
I get the nostalgia factor, so I'd be happy with stickers if they actually went on their intended space and didn't look so bad once they were on. The cobra emblems on darker vehicles always look bad too... There's only a white layer under the snake's hood, and the head is left with one hit of red color, so it simply disappears and the Cobra emblems all look like red crescents facing each other.
My two cents, anyways.
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