Stripes, Stars and Solid Decals
Reviewed by Graham Carter
From Fantasy Printshop we have received seven sample sheets of generic decals, with many more available through them at www:fantasyprintshop.com.uk or email email@example.com.
The sheets are all £4.95 each and are as follows:
FP219 : A5 solid colour - Metallic Bronze (copper)
FP224 : A5 solid colour - Grass Green
FP235 : solid colour - Mid Blue
FP617 : Stripes in Mid Blue
FP618 : Stripes in Metallic Bronze ( copper)
FP505 : Stars in Mid blue
FP506 : Stars in Metallic Bronze (copper)
These are useful sheets for the modeller needing such colours for individual markings or for things like radiators, etc. No FS or BS numbers are given fro the colours but that should not deter the purchaser. The stripes are conveniently done in a variety of widths so that each sheet has 6x0.25mm, 6x0.5mm, 4x0.75mm, 4x1.5mm, 3x1.9mm, 2x3mm, and singles of each of 5mm,6.3mm and 9mm. Some of these widths are a bit odd I think. All stripes are 130mm long and on individual carrier strips - very handy. Checking their website I have found that the stripes are available in 14 colours including fluoro orange and red, as well as such important RAF colours as medium Sea Grey, Dark Sea Grey, Light Aircraft Grey, Black and White as well as metallic silvers. The solid colours come in 20 different colours so will be useful in many applications. I can imagine that a sheet of black or silver stripes would be great for canopy or turret frames.
All of the stars are on their own carrier film ‘dots’ and come in four sizes - 2mm diameter (133 of), 3mm (112 of), 4mm (65 of) and 6mm (30 of). These would be very useful for creating custom schemes, and again appear to come in a range of 14 colours. Colour density looks to be excellent and we don’t need to worry about register! No instructions on application are provided so I have no idea how they respond to decal setting solutions.
I have not tested the sheets but will try out the copper/bronze one on a radiator of a WWI plane I am working on.
This is a worthwhile range of decals from a highly regarded decal firm and will be useful for a wide range of modelling projects.
Highly recommended for the modeller who decorates models of cars, trucks and aircraft in one-off schemes.
Thanks to Fantasy Printshop for the sample.
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