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May 2 2012 at 2:27 PM

Mark Schynert  (Login mass22)
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Response to Accuracy in decals, who can we trust?

And you pretty much have to. There aren't that many schemes that have multiple iterations on the market--for those, you can probably do some research which will hint at which decal set might be best in terms of accuracy. In too many cases, the alternative is paralysis by analysis.

The trouble, of course, is that you get the decals on the model, and then you find out there's something very wrong with the scheme. It's happened to me more than once, and it's a little frustrating, but in the end, there's something rewarding about knowing the truth, even if the model doesn't represent it as precisely as I might have liked. It is possible to refinish models, or do up a new one; I don't bother.

I'm reluctant to get into blanket analyses of decal companies, except where they have a tendency to consistently get insignia colors right or wrong--this at least is fairly easy to determine. The rest of it is so variable that one must go on a product-by-product basis.

"Don't take your life too seriously, son. At the end of it, you won't be alive anyway."

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