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||RAF 24" Sky Type "S"
Codes 1/48 Scale
RAF 24" Sky Type "S" Codes 1/72 Scale
RAF 24" Medium Sea Grey Codes 1/48 Scale
RAF 24" Medium Sea Grey Codes 1/72 Scale
RAF 24" Dull Red Codes 1/48 Scale
RAF 24" Dull Red Codes 1/72 Scale
||1/48 scale - £6.50 each
1/72 scale - £5.50 each
|Contents and Media:
||each 1 x decal sheet; one A5 sized
||Amazing "art decal" system permits complete removal of carrier film after decal has dried; 24" codes
common to many day fighters, night fighters and light bombers; code
letters and numbers included; two or three optional styles for code
letters A, F, G, J, M, R, S, W and the number 2
||Method of application will require
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor
British company The Model Centre has made its six debut
decal releases with 24" RAF code letters in Sky, Medium Sea Grey and Dull
Dark Red, in both 1/72 and 1/48 scales. There are a few companies that
produce RAF codes in decal form, but none quite like these.
decals look like conventional decals with carrier film covering the entire
sheet. Indeed, their clever system permits the decals to be slid onto the
model in the conventional manner after dipping in water. However, when the
decal is thoroughly dry, the carrier film - which is actually on top
of the printed codes - can be carefully peeled off leaving a perfect
marking with no surrounding film whatsoever.
This system might take a bit of practice. The instructions
suggest a minimum of twelve hours drying time before removing the backing
sheet. Being a typically impatient modeller I left it 12 hours almost to
the minute before removing the sheet. This impatience led to part of the
marking lifting with the sheet. Next time I lightly burnished the marking
and left it longer. This worked perfectly.
Apart from the method of application, the colours look
good and alternate styles are supplied for various letters and numbers.
The 24" codes will be suitable for a wide range of subjects including day
fighters, night fighters and light bombers.
debut decal releases have the potential to create a highly authentic
"painted-on" look for RAF code letters and numbers on your models.
I would recommend that you test the technique on painted
scrap plastic first, and leave the markings in place for well over 12
hours before removing the backing sheet, but the extra time and effort
should be well worthwhile.
Thanks to Ian Hartup from
TMC - The Model Centre for the review samples
TMC Decals are available
from The Model Centre stores in The Trafford Centre (Manchester),
Nottingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Meadowhall (Sheffield); or by mail
order via their website http://www.TMC-Direct.com
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Last updated 14 August, 2003
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