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PostPosted: Sun 17 Aug 2014 19:52 pm 
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I am in early stages of setting out for AoS markings for 1/76 military vehicles. However, bearing in mind the huge range of possibilities for these, would readers like to let me know of their preferences for these markings please.


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Aug 2014 00:24 am 
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58th (Duke of Wellington’s) Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA)
46th (North Midland) Infantry Division
1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry
2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry
RAF ground vehicles (WW2) Fighter and Bomber units

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Aug 2014 16:45 pm 
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No doubt you have British Military Markings 1939-45 by Peter Hodges and Michael Taylor; well I'd like some of the AoS signs covering Italian Campaign 1943-45 as seen on Pages 91 and 92, plus some Div signs to go with them such as 4th, 5th, 46th & 56th Inf Divs.


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Aug 2014 18:04 pm 
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What is AoS ??

my preference, as already noted by Ratch, would be RAF Group and reg markings.

many thanks for asking . . . .

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Aug 2014 20:32 pm 
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I'm with Ian....

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I'd also be interested in the 1st and 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry markings, thanks.

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Lincolnlanc wrote:
What is AoS ?

Arm of Service :wink: Similar to a heraldic device :geek:

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I'd be interested in :
5th Canadian (Armoured) Division,"5th Armoured Regiment (8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars, CAC, CASF"
RAF ground vehicles WW2 and post War Fighter and Bomber units.
UK Airborne units vehicles.


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I already have four new sheets of formation markings for British armoured brigades and divisions, another for Commonwealth units including Canadian Army, Corps and Division signs, British infantry divisions and British Army, Corps and Home Command signs. I am now thinking about the AoS signs. It is not so much a case of what to do but where to stop. Besides the usual red, green, brown brigade colours and black HQ how about RASC and REME and signals? How many modellers would want those too. I have to think about the number of colours on a sheet and the layout and would they sell?


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No mention of RAF marking then ??

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An AoS (Arm of Service) sign is the number on a coloured rectangle that denotes the regiment or unit within a brigade or Corps or a service such as signals, REME or RASC. The heraldic devices or pictorial signs are formation signs which denote the Army, Corps, brigade or division. I have no plans for RAF signs as I discussed these earlier this year with another company which is preparing these. I can say no more about that at present.


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It would be nice to have corresponding AoS & Formation Signs on the same decal sheet :idea:

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Ratch, I would need to produce dozens of sheets to do as you suggest. That is simply not practical from a layout and sales point of view due to the minimum number required for a print run. I would need to provide two formation signs for every pair of AoS signs that a a unit used. For example, take the 3rd infantry division with the BEF in 1940. This would require 80 div. signs and 80 of the unit signs for one just vehicle of each of the 40 individual regiments and units to be modelled. This alone would use 7 colours and one varnish layer, the printer charges for each colour and varnish layer. This is not practical. The type of sheet you are asking for is already available from Aleran and Fingerprint that cover the NWE campaign or Italy and North Africa albeit in a limited range. My sheets are generic which allows the modeller to have a wide range of formation signs covering almost every Army, Corps Command and divisions in Nth.Africa, Italy and NWE with Commonwealth and allied units too. Some are applicable to India and Burma too. Now I am thinking about AoS signs to cover R.A., RASC, Signals and engineers and so forth. But these run into thousands of signs. Does anyone want R.A. signs for medium artillery at Corps level? What about medical services and supplies? There are ambulances available now, not just the Austin K2 and water tankers, refuellers too.


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Sorry Mike, I misunderstood the question. I already have several Aleran decal sheets. On sheet UK8 for example are 5 decals each for 33rd Arm. Bde, 11th & 79th Arm. Div.s that are useful to me and another 95 decals that I have no interest in :mad: I have to buy four sheets to have enough markings for five (to 15) vehicles :( I was rather hoping that someone could produce sheets of specific interest (to me), although I guess that the producer wishes to hit as many tick-boxes as possible to maximise sales :roll:

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