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Post war 10" 1/72 scale RAF/RN Serial decals query

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Hi, I wonder if anyone can help

 

I have discovered (too late) that the ROYAL NAVY marks on the sides of Wasp tail booms are in 10" script, but none of the letter sheets I have include ten inchers, I have lots of 8" or 12" from Almarks, Modeldecals and Xtradecals but no sign anywhere of ten inch markings

 

Being a Wasp of course means there are no aftermarket ones available (until Colin's Freightdog Wasp takes us by storm, it will believe me, Ive seen the mould buck castings) could anyone point me in the right direction please?

 

My eyes are not good enough to hand paint them but the obvious thing of getting stencils might do if you can point me thusly

 

H E L P 

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Just realised l got the question wrong, sorry.

 

Robert

Edited by Robert
Should have read the question properly

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Hi Robert, if that is the one with white and black 4 and 8 inch ones its the one I have anyway but thank you for the offer

 

Its the missing link in the UK serials world I think

 

 

 

Thanks anyway

 

b

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Have you tried exploring other scales eg say 20" in 1/144 or 6" in 1/48 (which would be 9" but prob close enough)?   Afraid I don't know what standard sizes these markings came in.

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Yes I've looked at that possibility, so far I can't find six inch in 48th scale either

 

It looks as if I'm going to have to try printing the side legends in WORD, I need RAF/RN style letters 0.13888888" high

 

I've no chance of printing white so it'll have to be modern(er) lo-viz black letters

 

Oh well thanks for thinking about it for me

 

Cheers

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Just a tip - if you,re using Word, or any other DTP/WP program, each 'point' in print size equates to 1/72 of an inch.  Thus, 10 pt lettering will give you 10" serials in 1/72 scale (and 15 pt will give you 10" serials in 1/48).  Suitable fonts are downloadable here.

 

HTH

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Cheers POP I did know that

Good to have what I knew as a " vague memory" from an other life  confirmed, appreciate you helping ta

 

In that other life my favourite steel rule had 12ths on one scale and sixteenths and thirty tooths on the other

 

It came from the printer's shop

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If it's black you're after, SAM did a Falklands decal sheet insert, and the Royal Navy titles for the Lynx on that appear to be about 10".....

 

.....Checking my old Airfix Lynx sheet, the titles on that also appear 10" - which opens up the possibility of Lynx markings from Modeldecal or other kit sheets, if you need white.

 

Can't help with the latter, but you're welcome to a set of black ones.....

 

....Incidentally, don't know where I acquired it, but I have an almost A4 decal sheet with 1/72 scale 4", 8", 10" and 12" black letters/numbers in various British and European styles.

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Model Art decals do a generic sheet one Black one White with Royal Navy logo see modartdec.

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Thank you for that, Lynx was a sort of peripheral guess I had too

 

I'll try to follow up on these leads, I have a decal-less Lynx in the cupboard too

 

:)

 

modartdec

 

Looking into that next cheers

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