In the past, Mr. MARK SOFTER was used simply to soften decals. However, now, using Mr. MARK SOFTER together with Mr. MARK SETTER (which gives decals greater adhesiveness) makes it much easier to affix decals to plastic models. First, the area to which the decal will be affixed is painted and the decal is applied. After air bubbles are removed by pressing on the decal with a cotton swab, a coating of Mr. MARK SOFTER is applied and allowed to dry. Because the decal now has greater adhesiveness, adhesive silvering (the floating and shiny quality of the clear parts of decals) can be firmly affixed to uneven surfaces. It is perfect even for poorly made decals from Eastern European models. Decals have better adhesiveness if the painted surface is prepared to have a glossy appearance, and they gain an appearance that suggests they were drawn by hand.
MG Freedom 2.0 (multi decal ver.)
Rg hi nu gundam
beginner build by Mainochi
MG Heavyarms EW
X-49 Night Raven
MG 1/100 00 Seven Sword/ G
RG Aile Strike w/ Painted Base
There seems to be an error in the sentence "After air bubbles are removed by pressing on the decal with a cotton swab, a coating of Mr. MARK SOFTER is applied and allowed to dry." "Mr. MARK SOFTER" should be "MR. MARK SETTER", I suppose?
No, just the wording is confusing. In the description where it says “paint” it’s referring to using the decal setter to “paint” the surface, then apply decal then apply softer. While the description is correct it’s just confusing wording.
March 2, 2023
According to descriptions on Mr. Hobby's website (see: https://www.mr-hobby.com/en/product2/category_11/215.html (setter) and https://www.mr-hobby.com/en/product2/category_11/214.html (softer)), the setter is applied on top of the decal.
July 8, 2022
I believe the correct way to apply Setter and Softer is first to spread Mark Setter on the desired surface, lay the decal on said surface, apply pressure with a cotton swab, and then apply Mark Softer on top of the decal.
July 6, 2022
Could this be used on dry transfer decals? Some MG kits come with such decals.
Only use mark setter and other softener products on waterslide decals. Wet decal setters and softeners will ruin dry transfer decals.
July 9, 2022
Is this necessary for applying water slides to bare/unpainted plastic?
not required but helps
December 23, 2022
how often does this restock?
This item regularly restocks so long as the manufacturing schedule remains regular.
May 24, 2023
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Jun 9, 2022
I had never used Mark Setter before the last kit I worked on. My waterslide decals would go on fine, but after a few months in display, they would fall off with ease. This product creates a very fine adhesion so that your decals stick firmly to your plastic. I was worried that it would have a violent interation with paint, but it has absolutely no effect on it. Highly recommend a vial if you're a serious modeller who applies decals frequently, one bottle will last you many many model kits.
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