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World War I Propaganda Posters
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 06:56 PM UTC
Bill Cross reviews five sets of FC ModelTips WWI propaganda posters.

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bprice1974
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Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 08:03 AM UTC
Thanks for the honest and thorough review. The definitely would come in handy, to bad the quality isn't the greatest according to your review.
edoardo
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Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 09:18 PM UTC
yes thank you for the review!

maybe this is not the right place to ask (or maybe this question has been already been answered), but why on earth one has to buy propaganda poster since one can download them the for free from the Internet, scale them down and self - print them, remains for me a mistery...

ciao
Edo
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Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 01:48 AM UTC

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Thanks for the honest and thorough review. They definitely would come in handy, to bad the quality isn't the greatest according to your review.


The quality is not bad at all, but I want purchasers to understand the strengths and weaknesses. Some of the posters look better than others, however the price overall is modest enough that you can't go wrong with a set.


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... why on earth one has to buy propaganda poster since one can download them the for free from the Internet, scale them down and self - print them, remains for me a mistery...


The tricks are in the paper (it has to be extremely thin, not ordinary printer paper), and the resolution has to be very high, otherwise you get a muddy blotch.

It's similar to pre-shading and color modulation: we're working in 1/35th scale, so ordinary shadowing and color ranges don't apply with small vehicles and dioramas.

You can make your own, but why bother? These are cheap and accurate for the most part.
bprice1974
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Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 02:55 AM UTC
OK, Thanks for clarifying. I guess I will have to pick up a set.
edoardo
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Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 01:22 PM UTC
ah! ok!
now I understand a bit better... I guess I'll have to try them first hand

thank you
ciao
edo