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Archer Instruments and Placards
c5flies
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 01:54 PM UTC
Michael Shackleton provides a review of the Mercedes-Benz (170V) Instruments and Placards transfers from Archer, designed for the MiniArt kit.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
MrArcher
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 01:46 AM UTC
The reason that we have one set for the Masterbox kit and another for the MiniArt kit is that there are significant enough dimensional differences between the two kits that warrant two different instrument/placard sets.

This applies to both the instrument panels and firewalls. If you have both kits you can measure for yourself.

The two are not interchangeable so be sure to order the correct sheet for your kit.

Thank you,
Woody Vondracek, owner
ARCHER FINE TRANSFERS
c5flies
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 01:57 PM UTC
Thanks for the info Woody, I'll add a note in the review.
mshackleton
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 08:50 PM UTC
Hi Woody
Thanks for your comments. I didn't realise there were two different sets available.
Mike
Biggles2
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 02:40 AM UTC
Why didn't Archer just produce these decals as water slide to begin with? It would have saved the modeler one step. Archer does produce other water slide decals.
NormSon
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 11:33 AM UTC
If they were produced as water slide decals, they would have a carrier film. The wet media paper acts only as a lubricant so that the item can be properly placed, with no film.
Please go to the Archer web site and watch the videos, as they explain the process quite well.
Norm Samuelson
Murdo
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 10:09 AM UTC
I have a number of Archer sets, generally resin rivets and placard sets.

Absolutely superb and incredibly useful items I'd recommend to anyone... Especially scratchbuilders.

Me and the brother in law usually order a batch at a time from America, just as quick and cheap as buying in the UK.

Highly recommended stuff!