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USAAC & USAF Insignia

Fantasy Printshop
1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Fantasy Printshop decals

1/72 USAAC Insignia - FP713

1/72 USAF Post War Insignia - FP710

1/48 USAAC Insignia - FP714

1/48 USAF Post War Insignia - FP713

1/32 USAAC Insignia - FP715

1/32 USAF Insignia - FP712

Scale:

1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales

Contents & Media:

FP 310 – One 99mm x 148 mm sheet of water-slide decals.

FP 311 – One 143mm x 218 mm sheet of water-slide decals.

FP 312 – Two 145mm x 216 mm sheets of water-slide decals.

Price:

1/72 USAAC Insignia - £4.95 from Fantasy Printshop
1/72 USAF Post War Insignia £4.95 from Fantasy Printshop
1/48 USAAC Insignia - £5.95 from Fantasy Printshop
1/48 USAF Post War Insignia - £5.95 from Fantasy Printshop
1/32 USAAC Insignia - £6.95 from Fantasy Printshop

1/32 USAF Insignia - £6.95 from Fantasy Printshop

 

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Plenty of sizes supplied. Several models possible from each sheet.

Disadvantages:

None apparent.

Conclusion:

Handy replacement for old, out of register or poorly produced decals.


Reviewed by Mick Drover


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F i r s t L o o k

 

I’m probably not the first person to open up a kit and rustle through all of the plastic and extras only to find the either decals poorly printed, out of register or yellowed and brittle. Fantasy Printshop have come to the rescue with their extensive range of US Army Air Corp and post war US Air Force Insignia.

Supplied in a ziplock bag with no instructions (for obvious reasons), the 1/72 and 1/48th options for both the USAAC and USAF post war versions contain 40 decals  with 14”, 15” 20”, 25”, 30”, 35”, 40”, 43”, 50” and 60” sizes supplied.

 

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The 1/32nd scale sheet contains 58 decals with the same size supplied as per the 1/72nd and 1/48th sheets.

The decals are very well printed with barely a hint of carrier film visible and to my eye the look very thin. They’re of a matt finish with vibrant colours and no apparent opacity problems. They are all printed in perfect register.

The USAAC and USAF emblem follow a specific set of geometric rules. An excellent 2012 discussion about the dimensions of the USAF insignia can be found here on the Hyperscale forums. I’ve had a quick measure with a steel rule and the Mk.1 eyeball and the dimensions and ratios look good in all scales.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

If you’re looking to replace damaged or out of register or poor quality decals these line of USAF and USAAC insignia will suite the job perfectly in all major scales.

Recommended

Thanks to Fantasy Printshop for these samples.


Text and Images Copyright 2014 by Mick Drover
This Page Created on 16 June, 2015
Last updated 16 June, 2015

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