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Decal makers: Why no decals in 1/48 scale for

August 20 2012 at 10:28 PM
Kansas City Curtis  (Login curtisschad)
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"Hun Hunter XIV"? I am referring to the P-47D Razorback featured in William Wylers 1944-1945 propaganda movie titled "Thunderbolt". I would think this particular aircraft would be as iconic as the "Memphis Bell" which was the subject of William Wyler's other wartime propaganda movie. If a person models this AC you have photographic evidence to accurately hang bombs rocket tubes and a belly tank all on a single NM finished Razorback for a specific mission. EagleCals? BarracudaCals? AeroMaster? Anyone? Can it be that I am the only one who wants this subject covered?

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John Ferdico
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Might be OOP now, but both Aeromaster and Eagle Strike did them

August 20 2012, 10:41 PM 

One was on the "Thunderbolt Best Sellers" sheet, if you want to search the usual places. Good luck!

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Dale Cole
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Superscale did a sheet . Do you want one?

August 20 2012, 11:13 PM 

It is #48-843. Sorry I can't post a pic for you. Drop me a line and we can work something out. sdcjr49@gmail.com

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Brett Barrow
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Eagle Strike and Rising...

August 21 2012, 9:41 AM 

Eagle Strike #48164.  I see a couple on eBay.   

Rising Decals made it as well, but the 48th sheet is currently out of print, but I believe they are planning a re-issue soon.  #48-010  I'm pretty sure Hannants will stock it when it gets reprinted.


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Roy Sutherland
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Seems like a slam dunk, but the reality

August 21 2012, 1:12 PM 

is that many guys already have this scheme on a decal sheet in their stash.

Running a popular scheme again, even if it fixes major errors with a previous release, is a crapshoot. it might sell, and it might be a turkey. Decal printing is very expensive these days, and if it bombs, thats a lot of money tied up.

The golden age of decals was about 15 years ago. Really wish we'd have a rebirth. I have a huge backlog of schemes that I'd love to release. Until guys start buying decals in good numbers again, most will languish in the TBR pile.

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Brett Barrow
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I'd like to see it as well...

August 21 2012, 1:54 PM 

...especially well-researched, accurate decals.  There's several a/c just in the 56th FG that's I'd like to see done or corrected ("Uncle Tom's Cabin" in the correct green immediately comes to mind). 

It's a shame that in the digital age nothing has come along to really replace or signifigantly lower the price of screen printing to make it profitable for smaller batches. 


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Kansas City Curtis
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Thank you all for responding to my post.

August 21 2012, 8:23 PM 

I have just followed the advice offered and purchased The Eagle Strike sheet from eBay. Without the information provided by my fellow Hyper Scaler's here I would not have known of the existence of this sheet or of the Super Scale sheet. Thank you one and all.

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