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German fire extinguisher placards
c5flies
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - 01:39 PM UTC
Roman Volchenkov takes a look at a new set of decals from Alliance Model Works - German WWII fire extinguisher placards.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 03:06 AM UTC
AMW is really upping its game, not just in big sets, but small things like this that can really "make" a build. Good review, Roman.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 06:42 AM UTC
I have a set of these and I must say that for those among us who must have things spot on this is for you.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 11:39 PM UTC
Hmm! Normally I only go for dry decals, and I already have these ones from Archer. But the small size of these suckers, and the curved, very tiny parts, that they're supposed to be rupped on to, it's a . I think these would be much easier to get right.
Thanks for the review.
Jacob
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Posted: Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 12:12 AM UTC

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Hmm! Normally I only go for dry decals, and I already have these ones from Archer. But the small size of these suckers, and the curved, very tiny parts, that they're supposed to be rupped on to, it's a . I think these would be much easier to get right.
Thanks for the review.
Jacob



I have no idea if these are decals; but, here's a suggestion.

The placard can be cut from the paper, soaked in semigloss clear finish until it becomes translucent, then positioned on the extinguisher. Since the extinguishers are cylindrical, without any compound curves, the placard will conform without any problems. I've used this method when attaching reduced images of actual equipment data plates which I printed on standard copying paper.
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Posted: Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 12:21 AM UTC

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Hmm! Normally I only go for dry decals, and I already have these ones from Archer. But the small size of these suckers, and the curved, very tiny parts, that they're supposed to be rupped on to, it's a . I think these would be much easier to get right.
Thanks for the review.
Jacob



I have no idea if these are decals; but, here's a suggestion.

The placard can be cut from the paper, soaked in semigloss clear finish until it becomes translucent, then positioned on the extinguisher. Since the extinguishers are cylindrical, without any compound curves, the placard will conform without any problems. I've used this method when attaching reduced images of actual equipment data plates which I printed on standard copying paper.



These are water-slide decals.

The word "placards" in the title refers the prototype fire extinguisher markings and not the AM-Works product itself, which are water-slide decals.

HTH,