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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb 2017 14:22 pm 
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Can anyone supply a list of who makes 1/72 Scale decals for British Army and Commonwealth Army vehicles in WW2? Sadly a search of the web shows a confusing aray of decals for aircraft etc or in 1/100 scale etc and isn't very useful.

I know that Plastic Soldier Company issue a growing range but who else does them? I have also seen Skytrex but I'm not sure if they are still going?


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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb 2017 14:38 pm 
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You will have to search through for the British vehicles

https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index ... rrency_id=

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb 2017 15:53 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb 2017 23:13 pm 
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I have found Aleran Decals to offer a comprehensive range of British markings in 1/72 - 1/76. They are available from Milicast as well. I use Skytrex as well, particularly for Division emblems, though they are not as good as Aleran.

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Feb 2017 10:42 am 
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This may be no help whatsoever, but I source this sort of tac sign from a "local" wargames shop rather than a model shop.

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Feb 2017 11:59 am 
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Feb 2017 14:55 pm 
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Mike Starmer at "Starmer's Armour" also has an excellent range of British and Commonwealth decals available including WD number sheets and each comes with a description sheet. He doesn't have a website but can be ordered through e-mail. The list and address is shown here from a 2014 posting. You could ask for a list of all his decal sheets.

New_1_76_Armour_Decal_Sheets_from_Starmers_Armour_about42340.html

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Feb 2017 18:09 pm 
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Matador models took over the old bw models decal range,
think there was some divisional and tac signs in the range


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PostPosted: Mon 20 Feb 2017 20:37 pm 
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Bison do various sets for British and Commonwealth vehicles in NW Europe, Italy and the Far East. Another good source is Dan Taylor Modelworks.


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PostPosted: Tue 21 Feb 2017 14:56 pm 
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@Ratch, So saying "Dragon and George, Parnie Street, Glasgow" is any more use to most people given that he doesn't do mail order?

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Feb 2017 22:47 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Feb 2017 20:44 pm 
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Be aware that the Aleran range and others are mostly concentrated on 1944-45 period in NWE and Middle East for formation and AoS markings. Whilst I don't have the AoS range, due to unforeseen circumstances, I do have almost all of the infantry, armoured divisions and brigade signs plus Commonwealth and Army Group and Corps markings on my sheets.


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PostPosted: Wed 30 Aug 2017 19:28 pm 
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Just to say that I have received a few of the Aleran Miniatures Decal sheets from the USA and they are very fine. As I'm in to British Army, NW Europe in WW2 they suit my needs and I chose their Armoured & Infantry Division signs and Arm of Service markings which gives quite a few options for two or three vehicles to have the same markings, which is useful if you are building a diorama. Their Allied stars are also useful offering sizes from large to minuscule.

What's needed now I Bridging signs in small scale a range of vehicle numbers, as there is no way I could manage making up L123456789 or similar from individual letters and numbers.

Incidentally Aleran say the above mention Decals are 1/76 but they are just as good for 1/72. I have previously bought similar Decals from PSC in 1/72 scale but the Division and AOS markings are massive if used on wheeled vehicles. A quick measure of their Div & AOS signs show them to be 5mm square which equates with 36cm square in reality!

I guess their 15mm scale signs might suit a bit better


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PostPosted: Wed 30 Aug 2017 19:56 pm 
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Starmer's Armour have complete sheets of bridging signs and as well as sets of typical British WD numbers of various types of vehicles. Check out Ratch's link (third from top) to a previous post where he describes these sheets.

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Aug 2017 22:13 pm 
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Thanks Neil

I guess if Mike reads this topic he might consider posting photos of his Decal sheets.


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug 2017 09:09 am 
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LarryH57 wrote:
I guess if Mike reads this topic he might consider posting photos of his Decal sheets.
Mike posted above :)
Apart from Mike's excellent sets of transfers and the Aleran sets (available from Milicast as Neil said ) there's also some great sets from Dan Taylor's Modelworks.
One of the factors to consider is whether you need generic markings or markings for specific vehicles.
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Sep 2017 13:59 pm 
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Mike only posted the ones of the Division and Brigade Signs on the link that Ratch posted above, so I'd still like to see bridging signs and as well as sets of typical British WD numbers of various types of vehicles.


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