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 Post subject: RAF vehicle decals
PostPosted: Mon 10 Sep 2012 11:23 am 
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Guys  I have a set   they are great !!  just what we need for that extra detail.  
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Now all we need are a few 1/72 RAF Ground Vehicles to put them on.  :roll:

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There is plenty out there, but of course very little in plastic. MMS, and BW  do many in white metal, Kingfishers, Milicast  and Bull Models  in Resin as does Friendship models -   For instance  friendship models do the RAF Austin Domestic Tender featured in this decal set.   Personally I don't get too hung up with the difference betwen 1/76 & 1/72.  Its only apparent if you put two identical vehgicles of the different scales together.  It now turns out all the vehicles Airfix sold as 1/72 were mostly 1/76 anyway .   If you are looking for a particular period RAF vehicle   let me know I will try and help.

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Thanks for pointing these out Ted, I'll have to get a set.  I hope they do some decals for more modern RAF / RN vehicles.


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What sort of thing you after mate ?
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Hi Ted.....Was kind of teasing Airfix TBH.  :wink:

These do look like very useful decals.  8-)

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Ted, those decals look just the ticket.
I've placed an order for a couple of sheets this morning.
Thanks for the heads up.

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Just received my decals from Greece today, little over two working days from ordering. Can't wait to use them.  :)

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Would you be able to include bomb group markings?
You know, B/1, B/5. Yellow circles. Small Roundals?


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 Post subject: Re: RAF vehicle decals
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I have a couple of sets of LM Decals' "RAF & Royal Navy special vehicle markings" and they certainly help to fill a gap. However, I think there is plenty of scope for more RAF vehicle markings and particularly for my preferred area of the RAF Regiment and 2nd Tactical Air Force in NW Europe during the Second World War.
I recently put this to Peter Marshall of Aleran Miniatures and got a very positive response. However, as making decals/transfers is very much a sideline, Peter has asked for help on research and reviewing as well as recommended websites and information that could be shared with him.
I'm a novice when it comes to RAF vehicles so I would welcome any advice and suggestions that may help to bring about a sheet of markings for Second World War RAF vehicles.
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 Post subject: Re: RAF vehicle decals
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At LM Decals we are planning a second set of RAF vehicle markings to complement the one already released. Also there are some RAF vehicle sets in the X series of decals that are can be printed to order. See here http://www.lmdecals.gr/en/xseries and scroll down to see all the sets. At least one of each RAF set in the X series is available right now in Braille scale! :D
It would be great if LM Decals could have all the input with your needs. I'd be happy to include any markings that are needed in the new set. Just let me know what you need and I'll do my best to accommodate. :)

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 Post subject: Re: RAF vehicle decals
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Fyll
That's very positive :thumb:
Perhaps it wouldn't be viable for LM Decals and Aleran to have similar products.
Would a list of vehicles for which markings are required help?
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 Post subject: Re: RAF vehicle decals
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Hi David,
Thanks for your responce :thumb:
Yes, a list is good. Also good are photos of things you have your eye on to build, as that makes certain that we're working from the same reference. You can contact me directly at info@lmdecals.gr

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 Post subject: Re: RAF vehicle decals
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I know that bicycles were widely used in WW2, but were they painted a specific colour or were they used in civvy guise :?:

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 Post subject: Re: RAF vehicle decals
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The consensus seems to be that they were black, Ratch, with a white 'blackout' blaze on the bottom half of the rear mudguard. FWIW, MOD was still buying 'official' bikes when I was posted to a land vehicle division of the Procurement Executive in the mid-1970s. I think I did jokingly ask (not realising at the time how seriously such matters were taken) whether they came in light blue, dark blue, and green (IRR, naturally), but was typically put down with a snooty reply that we had (quite recently) decided to take them 'as the supplier provided'; this proving we were moving with the times and getting 'commercial'. If this revolution really had been implemented (before someone on the Air Staff found out and no doubt countermanded it), I expect the first move whenever a new one turned up at a station was to respray it in 'station' colours ...

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Thanks David :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: RAF vehicle decals
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I remember one official bike being repainted in the then popular tactical camouflage colours of black over IRR green.... not on an official job card- just the paint shop taking the mickey out of a particularly irksome Rock-ape (who had indeed been issued the aforementioned 'Bicycle, service, Mens')

....He could never get anyone to believe he hadn't had it done on purpose- which was, of course, the point of the exercise...

....You can imagine the 'banter'...

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