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RidgeRunner

Thinking ahead excitedly - White stencil decals 1/72 for FJ-3D?

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RidgeRunner    1,230
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I think I asked this once before but it got lost without responses but does anyone out there know of a supplier of white aircraft technical stencils in 1/72, particularly US Navy? So for example, a set of generic (or specific) stencils for a Navy Fury! Yes, very topical! ;)

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Martin

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Change of emphasis and edited title for clarity

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RidgeRunner    1,230

So with the jet-appreciative sector of the 1/72 modelling world excited about the issue of FJ-3s by Sword in the near future (definetly count me in!) can I put a plea out there to decal producers for a stencil set in white as well as black to enable the Drone Director builders (like me) to get such models built?

 

any thoughts?

 

Martin

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RidgeRunner    1,230

Okay, okay, so are you all sitting thinking what a plonker... "Of course you can get them!" . So, where from?

 

;) Martin

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e8n2    82

CAM Decals sheet 72A009 has white letters and numbers in Navy style.  Nothing there though for making up a unit designation like VU-5 for example.  White naval lettering and numbers decal sheets have always been in short supply over the decades I've been in this hobby.  Hopefully the CAM sheet is still available, but don't hold your breath.

Later,

Dave

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RidgeRunner    1,230

Thanks e8n2 but it is the technical stencils in decal form I mean. Being white i cant simply produce them on my home computer. They can be specific or generic. Anything would be better than nothing ;).

 

Martin

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72modeler    469
14 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

Thanks e8n2 but it is the technical stencils in decal form I mean. Being white i cant simply produce them on my home computer. They can be specific or generic. Anything would be better than nothing ;).

 

Martin

Martin,

 

You might try contacting the Caracal Models people to see if they have plans to release decal sheets for the new Sword Furies; if so, will they be able to include stencils in white for the overall sea blue schemes? They are pretty receptive to input from model builders. I don't have any connection with them or get anything in consideration for mentioning them, other than being a regular customer. Keeping my fingers crossed that the kits look as good as the sprue shots would seem to indicate. Sending photos or drawings that illustrate your request is always a good idea.

Mike

 

info@caracalmodels.com

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Sabrejet    513

I suspect that the aftermarket will jump on the interesting FJ-3 colour schemes with reckless abandon (I do find the OOB Sword options a bit predictable), so I'd wait out for the inevitable flood of decent decals!

 

At least I hope so...

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72modeler    469
31 minutes ago, Sabrejet said:

I suspect that the aftermarket will jump on the interesting FJ-3 colour schemes with reckless abandon (I do find the OOB Sword options a bit predictable), so I'd wait out for the inevitable flood of decent decals!

 

At least I hope so...

I agree....as long a they do Marine VMF235 FJ-2's with the red bands/white stars!

Mike

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RidgeRunner    1,230

I agree also, but I'm holding out for dark grey/blue schemes that will drive the production of white stencils. I tend to model schemes that are not OOB or off a decal sheet.

 

Martin

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chris57    181

Have you thought about contacting Ray at 26 decals to see if he could do something for you?

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RidgeRunner    1,230
2 hours ago, chris57 said:

Have you thought about contacting Ray at 26 decals to see if he could do something for you?

 

I don't know him. Do you have a contact?

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chris57    181

Ray's at 26 decals.com or on the forum here is Parkes682 decals listed in the trade section. hth cheers Chris

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RidgeRunner    1,230

I drew a blank with Ray, Chris. Sadly he cant print white. Thanks for the suggestion, though.

 

Martin

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Sabrejet    513

RR: have you tried any F-4 SEA camo decal sheets? LOADS of white stencils on there, and in 1/72 no-one will read them!

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RidgeRunner    1,230
1 minute ago, Sabrejet said:

RR: have you tried any F-4 SEA camo decal sheets? LOADS of white stencils on there, and in 1/72 no-one will read them!

 

a great idea. Now I need to find one that has a good selection! ;)

 

Thanks a lot, Martin

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Sabrejet    513

Microscale F-4 Phantom II Assorted Verisons - Common Data - Camouflage -- Stock# AC72-0052 is the one I had many moons ago but there are others I'm sure.

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RidgeRunner    1,230

Found them on the miscroscale.com site. :) I just need a model to apply them to now! ;). Many thanks for the steer!

 

Martin

 

........You can tell I'm itching for this, cant you??? ;)

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