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Croatian Military Number Plates (PVDS-001-35) 1:35 & 1:72


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Croatian Military Number Plates (PVDS-001-35)

1:35 & 1:72 PaulusVictor Decalssories




We’ve only recently been introduced to PaulusVictor, with our first set of samples making their way through the review queue and onto your screens as I type this.  They set themselves apart from standard decal sheets by including a raft of additional information on the type, variants, paint and even the load-outs carried by the subjects that they produce decals for, as well as a high-quality feel to the whole package.  This accessory set was included in the delivery and shows another string to their bow.  It arrives in a small high quality Ziploc bag, with a cover sheet that has instructions printed on the rear, a sheet of decals and a printed sheet of PVC foil, which we’ll get to later.


Number plates.  Most countries and their militaries have a particular set of regulations about their depiction in real-scale, encompassing the font, the lettering size and even the plate size, as well as the alpha-numeric code that is laid out on the plates.  Most people can tell if plates from their own country are off from 20 paces, but when it comes to someone else’s country, we’re not so good.  This set is intended to correct some under-sized or otherwise incorrect plates that have been included in 1:35 models of Croatian military subjects in the past, as well as give you the opportunity to depict models as Croatian vehicles if they weren’t out of the box.  Whether that’s in the real world or the land of what-if is entirely up to you.  Even if they don’t have Mini Metros in the Croatian army, and I’m fairly sure they don’t, at least the number plate for your Fast Attack Metro (FAM) would be wholly accurate.




Most of us are aware of how to apply decals to our models, but a recap is provided on the top of the page, with more task specific instructions on the bottom half.  The short version is that you can use decals or PVC foil to act as the plate itself, making a backing plate of your own from styrene sheet if the kit part is undersized, then apply the individual alphanumeric code to the plate, which has the HV country code and a national crest already printed on both types.  The PVC sheet tells you to use white glue or CA to attach that material to the model, as PVC isn’t modelling glue soluble, which is good to know.  The PVC sheet is satin finished, so you may want to consider adding a gloss coat to it before applying the registration letters, sealing them in with more varnish once they are dry.




Great attention to detail again, and it’s a range that I’d like to see grow and possibly expand into civilian plates in 1:24 scale.  British & US number plates would be very handy for a lot of folks, I’m sure.  At the moment, these Croatian plates are available in 1:35 and 1:72 from the link below.


Highly recommended.




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