REVIEW - Anarchy Models HD Stencils

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REVIEW - Anarchy Models HD Stencils

Postby soldado » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:30 pm

So a review of the mini Digi camo specifically but also the HS stencils in general.

Available here http://www.anarchymodels.co.uk/hd19---m ... o-18-p.asp

I picked these up in anarchy's first kickstarter ages ago, various experiments since have not gone very well mostly my lack of ability with an airbrush rather than a problem with the stencils themselves although if they are left on to long they do tend to pull the paint off from underneath them.

Promo image from Anarchy's site

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The stencils are an acrylic sheet pre cut, although to the eye it looks like a plain sheet until you twist them in the light. Certainly when trying to use them a hard part is getting them off the sheet.

Here is I guess the cutting pattern just printed out as a Guide

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Using them is fairly simple really first undercoat and then spray on the desired base colour, in this case we're starting with Black

Start with the colours you want least of (usually the darker colours) which really doesn't make sense until you've done it at least once and got it the wrong way around (as I did)

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As I dont want to much black showing on the finished model Im only putting a few stencils on.

Here we see the next coat applied over the first layer of stencils

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More stencils applied, because they are flexible and sticky the stencils will bend around the model to form to the contours.

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And more..

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So four colour layers later we get

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Needless to say my initial attempts didn’t turn out so well and once I ever find the models or the photos, I'll post the images of them.

Things I learned from all attempts to use these, don’t use vallejo through an airbrush ever, even Vallejo model/ game Air it just doesn't suit me. I started using Tamiya Acrylics through my airbrush and have enjoyed it much more.

After some practice, these are easy and great to use and give a really decent pattern that would be nigh on impossible without them.


I have some other patterns, Angel wings and large digi camo pattern that would need to go on a heroic scale vehicle to look even remotely decent. maybe if I get around to using them I'll post the pics here.
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Re: REVIEW - Anarchy Models HD Stencils

Postby blackfly » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:15 pm

Nice review soldado, thanks! 8)

I feel like we need to be able to enjoy the final product, while we're here:

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Re: REVIEW - Anarchy Models HD Stencils

Postby fear_the_squirrels » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:54 pm

Are the stencils reusable, or I'm assuming use once and toss? Also how precut? Did they require a lot of knife work on them to get them to separate?

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Re: REVIEW - Anarchy Models HD Stencils

Postby soldado » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:23 am

fear_the_squirrels wrote:Are the stencils reusable, or I'm assuming use once and toss? Also how precut? Did they require a lot of knife work on them to get them to separate?

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If your careful you might be able to reuse them once, however I find that the glue loses a proportion of its stickyness and as some of them have 4 layers of paint on, I doubt youd be able to contour them around a part of the model.

the cuts are good, all the way through to the backing but not through that. The only issue with getting them off the sheet is finding the edges, because the cuts in the material dont show up a great deal, at least to my eyes.
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