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  1. mandalorian01's Avatar
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    Dec 16, 2014, 5:25 PM - Transfer Paper #1

    What is the name of the transfer/wax paper that you use to draw the stencils on the helmet. Where do you buy it at?
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    Dec 16, 2014, 6:55 PM - Re: Transfer Paper #2

    It's called just what you said: transfer paper. You can get it in black or white at most art supply or office supply places.
    Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Office Depot, Staples. . . places like that.
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    Dec 16, 2014, 9:24 PM - Re: Transfer Paper #3

    Look for "Saral" brand transfer paper. I found it a couple different local art supply stores. Buy a bright coloured roll and a dark colored roll. That way, you can use whichever creates contrast, so it's easier to see. Gray on gray paint is bad, yellow on gray paint is great!
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    Dec 17, 2014, 1:00 AM - Re: Transfer Paper #4

    Just another small tip - when you get the paper and start stencilling, use a mechanical pencil e.g. pacer, faber castell etc. This way, you will always get a fine, sharp and consistent outline. While it sounds simple, many use a standard pencil. Not only is the constant sharpening a pain with a standard pencil, if the stencil line is too thick, it can make the difference of the damage looking oversized..
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    Dec 17, 2014, 1:35 AM - Re: Transfer Paper #5

    I think the paper I used was called tracedown and jayvee makes a great point about the pencil; if the point ain't sharp the result can be quite messy.
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    Dec 19, 2014, 12:35 PM - Re: Transfer Paper #6

    thanks guys!
  7. Dec 19, 2014, 10:59 PM - Re: Transfer Paper #7

    i actually use a ball point pen instead of a pencil for consistent line thickness. I use Mona Lisa/Speedball chacopaper. It wipes off with warm water and is a blue color. It sucks on the grey though as its hard to see, so for that i just rub a white charcoal pencil on the back of the stencil and trace it that way.

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