Sunday, September 19, 2010

Product Review: Forgeworld Imperial Fist Decals

The Imperial Fist decals I ordered from Forgeworld finally showed up on my doorstep the other day.

All in all, it is a pretty good sheet. There were a few printing glitches here and there, but it is a welcome addition for the squad markings because my freehand leaves much to be desired.

Starting off with the decals and the must have Micro Sol/Micro Set duo:

After applying Micro Set to the shoulder pad, the decal is dipped into the Micro Set bottle. It only takes about 30 seconds for the decal to become separated from the backing and is pushed onto the model with a brush.

And the tactical arrow:

After blotting dry with a tissue, Micro Sol is then brushed on the decals and left to sit overnight.

You can see here the difference between the Forgeworld decal and the standard decal that comes in Space Marine boxes.

I'm happy to have sheet and I recommend it to any Imperial Fist painter.


  1. It looks really sweet. I would much rather have these than the ones you get in the boxes.

    I am also impressed by how well you got them to stick. I am having the hardest time with that, even though I have micro set and sol. Do you put the whole decal in the set solution or?

  2. Hi Flekkzo,

    One trick is to apply a coat of Gloss Varnish to where the decal is to be placed. Once dry, it is supposed to allow the decal to adhere better as well as hide the shiny film part of the decal outside of the printed area.

    I have not done that here, but I have in the past and it works well. Just make sure to hit with dullcoat to take some of the shine of the varnish down.

  3. Good tips! Unless I am mistaken you did not mention using the Micro-Sol at all? Are you saving the Mirco-Sol for another tutorial?

  4. Ahh, Micro SOl is the last step, I've updated the post to reflect that.