Beggars can’t be choosers

August 9, 2010

Having all but finished my auto loader, I was given a great tip by fellow blogger sho3box to add in small detail such as unit insignia, warning signs etc. The main problem is that my freehand skills really aren’t up to par, so I figured that a few waterslide transfers might do the trick.

Being the cheap(ish) hobbyist that I am, the thought of picking up a sheet of transfers for a few EUR seems a bit silly, knowing that I need maybe three or four of the designs – a few letters and such – and I probably won’t find what I need on a single sheet. I could buy some decal paper for custom transfers, but then I’d need a new cartridge for my inkjet printer only for that task, and that’d set me back 25 EUR or so.

So, without further ado this is a call to the readers of Dawn of the Lead! If you have extra transfers knocking around, I’ll be glad to take them off your hands. Maybe you’ve used the three or four designs you need, and that massive credit card sized sheet of paper is taking up valuable space. Maybe you were given them as a gift, and they don’t really go with your decor. Maybe you just hate transfers.

Anything and everything is welcome, I’m sure I can find a nice combination. Imperial Guard, Space Marines, WW2 aircraft, Battletech clan markings…it’s all good!

I’ll be happy to pay postage, and all donors will be handsomely (ho-hum) rewarded in the future. Replies in the comments section, or through email.


  1. Amusingly cheeky 😀

    I will see if I have something appropriate, but its far from a definite. It might be a while before I get an opportunity too, so no guarantees.

    An alternative that wont break the bank, even for a “cheap(ish) hobbyist” like yourself might be to look for “transfers” under “models and kits” on ebay. Lots of cheap stuff that might have what you are looking for.

    I have ordered decals from http://www.thehobbyden.com. with some success too. They do nice Hazardous goods warning signs that I used on some of my zombie spawn points.


    • Cheeky is my middle name 😀

      No worries if you don’t have anything at hand, I’ve already had a few offers which I think will be more than enough.

      Ok, I’m not that cheap, but I think that a lot of people might have these half-used transfers around, and being more than a bit into recycling, it’s always nicer to see stuff change hands and end up in a loving home for others to use. Basically, I’M doing everyone a favour, right? Right.

      And I definitely recommend checking out
      http://www.fightingpirannhagraphics.com/ who stock a lot of great stuff. Lots of useful things in the Battletech section, as well as the Misc. part.


  2. One of my favourite days out is to visit the International Plastic Modellers Society – the IPMS International show at Telford. You can exchange decals and even pick up loads of part decals for free. I regularly pick up a load and in fairness take spares back with me.

    It’s a bit of a hotch-potch in that you can never be certain what you will get, but the great bonus is that it is a fantastic show, I would easily state the best modelling show I attend (without doubt).

    This doesn’t answer your plea, but does give you a option of attending the IPMS Telford – for more information see;

    One final point – you do not have to be a member to attend, but the Sunday is the better day for non-members as on Sunday the Members Only areas are open to all, on the Saturday – there are some areas that are Members Only which can be a bit of a pain.

    The Show is the UK equivalent of the big Toy Faires held in Europe.




    • Sounds exactly what I’d need! I have to see if there’s something similar here in Finland. It would be really interesting to attend that show, seems very cool. Thanks for the heads up, Tony!


  3. […] of all I need to thank my readers for the offers I received when I asked for extra transfers. Special thanks go out to Holger @ ProPainter Bemaldienst, who sent me enough […]


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