Decals for BEF CarriersAugust 10 2017 at 3:21 PM
|George H. Buzby (Login Gbuzby)|
from IP address 220.127.116.11
Please suggest a useful set of decals for 1/72 - 1/76 scale BEF carriers. Aleran and Dan Taylor have sets for Matildas, Softskins, and tanks, but none specifically for carriers. I am concerned that my only option may be to buy a set of AOS decals, a set of unit decals, and a third (and fourth?) set of war department numbers and vehicle names. There must be a single set available.
|August 10 2017, 4:43 PM |
Your options on this are very limited and i discovered the only realistic way to do it is the Starmers Armour set of individual AOS signs and numbers. The civilian style number plates are more problematic but again can be done by adding individual numbers and letters onto a black square, Tedious but do-able.
Re: Decals for BEF Carriers
|August 10 2017, 5:18 PM |
Not much help but they are on my to-do list. The set I'm working on is going to have carriers and light tanks but they won't make it on to the next batch of releases (quickly sliding back towards October due to some checking and correcting), so I hope to get them out early in the New Year. I appreciate that may not fit with your ambitions, so sorry.
All the best
|August 10 2017, 7:16 PM |
I was thinking just the reg plate you would really need
as the rest looks easy enough to make,
But found this set from Black Lion that has one BEF Carrier option
(on Milan's Tracks-n-troops store)
has the Unit, AOS & Vehicle name,
I Don't know the photo ref it came from
so maybe it didn't have a reg number?
(don't know where the tricolour decal would go?)
Hope this helps
|George H. Buzby|
|August 11 2017, 9:24 AM |
Thank you for the feedback. This DG is such a great resource both to fellow modellers and manufacturer. It's so nice to get such helpful responses. I was not aware of the the Black Lion set and I'll have to look into what Stamers offers. Dan, that sounds promising and I'm sure the set will be wonderful.
I want to share the following e-mail I got from Pete at Aleran. I was floored by the thoughtful and well-considered reply:
Thanks for your inquiry. The best sheet for BEF carriers would be the UK-1 sheet. Have you seen the website image? I did revise this sheet in 2012. This sheet will give you decals for the AoS, unit insignias, license plates, and white squares. Bridging signs and some names would be in sheet UK-5. UK-5 does have some names of specific BEF carriers: 'Ally Sloper', 'Drogheda', and I think 'Belvoir'.
If you are looking for specific carrier markings with names and WD numbers, I can always do some custom markings for you. If you can let me know exactly what you would like, I can give you a quote and we can go from there.
A useful site for BEF carrier (plus other) markings used to be the Armored Acorn site, but I think it is not functioning anymore. I did find an archive link here:https://web.archive.org/web/20050207101843/http://www.armouredacorn.com:80/Reference/CVM/Not3.htm
The pictures don't show but if you click the little boxes the image will open. I would suggest saving them off to your local drive. I plan to, now that I know they may disappear.
Thank you all!
|August 11 2017, 10:52 AM |
I did err in the vehicle names. Ally Sloper, Drogheda are names on MK VI Lt Tanks, and NOT carriers. I'm thinking Belvoir is a Mk VI too, but cannot recall at this time.....old age!!
Aleran custom decal pricing
|August 11 2017, 4:33 PM |
I read from some of Neil Craig's lovely model posts
He gets custom decals from you.
I'm sure a few of us would be interested in some general pricing
say the cost to make...
1.One set of vehicle decals
(2x Unit,AOS, reg/serial & tank name?)
2. a pair of Black & white tank names & turret no.s?
3.multiple tank turret no. names serials just in plain white?
(say 10 tank markings like your US decals).
4.or do you fill a page (your usual size, A6 or A7 size?)?
How does it generating work?
Letter postage rates from US to Europe
Aleran Decal Sheet UK-1
|August 11 2017, 3:49 PM |
Here is the Aleran Sheets Peter mentioned above
couldn't find UK-5
but this one for BEF soft skins looks good too UK-14
|This message has been edited by elliott.winthrop from IP address 18.104.22.168 on Aug 11, 2017 3:56 PM|
Re: Decals for BEF Carriers
|August 11 2017, 10:33 AM |
George, have you tried Plastic Soldier Company?? I know they produce decals, but not sure what of. Might be worth taking a look at their website.
|August 11 2017, 6:11 PM |
I made the mistake of buying Plastic Soldier transfers from E bay only to discover upon arrival that they are huge! i am of course talking as a 76 scale modeller. Even so the divisional squares scaled out at roughly a foot square instead of the 9 inches. My advice is check first before buying.
PSC random sizing
|August 11 2017, 8:17 PM |
I ordered the 1/72 British decals for the Quad & 25pder kits
they came with 2 sheets
first with AOS in both 15mm & 1/72 scale & then the unit signs in 15mm only?
the German stuff is handy, you get 4 little sheets.
2 x turret no.s (either 100 & 200 range or 300 & 400 range)
the Leibstandarte unit decals are really nice,
But I found the Grossdeutschland unit helmets to big.
(OK for a Famo sdkfz 9 (or 7) size vehicle)
I wonder how the 28mm Rubicon decals they also carry, go size wise?