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RCAF Standard Numerals (Early)

 

 

Leading Edge Decals
Standard Markings Series

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: LE007
LE008
Scale: 1/72; 1/48
Contents and Media: See Details Below
Price: TBA
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Well printed with a minimum of carrier film; versatile with multiple sizes supplied; ideal for RCAF modellers
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Rodger Kelly


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FirstLook

 

Ever wanted to build something but were not able to find the correct markings?  Most times you can get around it by painting your own but trying to find the correct font lettering and numerals isn't as easy.  

If you are a fan of aircraft flown by the Royal Canadian Air Force and have experienced this in the past you will be pleased to know that the Canadian company, Leading Edge Models, has come to the rescue and has released a sheet of black numerals in both 1/72 and 1/48 scale. 

LE.007 provides a standard set of 1/72 scale 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6, 7, 8 and 9 numerals as follows 

        4 inch (eight sets)          6 inch (six sets) 8 inch (six sets) 

        10inch (four sets)          12 inch (eight sets)        18 inch (four sets) 

        30 inch (four sets)         48 inch (three sets) 

LE.008 provides the same standard set of 1/48 scale 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6, 7, 8 and 9 numerals as follows 

        4 inch (eight sets)          6 inch (four sets)           8 inch (four sets) 

        10inch (four sets)          12 inch (four sets)         18 inch (four sets) 

        30 inch (two sets) 

The decals themselves have been printed in Canada by an un-named company.  Unlike the majority of "letter and number" sheets, each number is separately printed and has minimal and evenly spaced film surrounding each subject.  They are sharply printed and a little thicker that the ones you see from Microscale.  If I had to make a comparison to a known type I would say that they are of similar thickness to the ones you see from Cartograf. 

 

 

There is no instruction sheet provided and the main decal sheet is taped by double-sided tape to a piece of thin cardboard that acts as a backing sheet.  The backing sheet and decal sheets (there are two a larger normal sized sheet and as well as a smaller quarter sized one) come packed in a clear plastic zip-loc bag. 

A good effort from Leading Edge Models that will gladden the heart of modellers of Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft. 

Recommended.

Thanks to Dave Koss at Leading Edge for the review sample
 


The full range of Leading Edge Models products can be viewed at www.lemdecal.com

The product range can be ordered by contacting Leading Edge at lemdecal@telusplanet.net or by snail mail (E, 83 Skyline Cres., N.E. Calgary, AB, T2K 5X2 Canada)


Review Copyright 2004 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 11 March, 2004
Last updated 11 March, 2004

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