1/350 Tamiya Enterprise - Aftermarket Decal Hunt

Joined: June 18th, 2018, 9:29 pm

June 18th, 2018, 10:45 pm #1

Hi everyone!
I'm new to the forum and pretty excited to talk shop with fellow builders. Currently on my bench is the 1/350 Tamiya USS Enterprise. I usually am a big fan of Tamiya, but I have to say the decals included with the monster kit are more than lacking. I'm searching for some aftermarket decals but can only locate the GMM set on eBay for a whopping $65.00
Does anyone have any tips or leads on where I can expand my search? On a related note, there are plenty of 1/700 decal sets out there offered for a very fair price. Does anyone have experience enlarging these onto decal sheets on a laser printer? Can it be done? Thanks!
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Joined: October 2nd, 2004, 2:57 am

June 19th, 2018, 2:10 am #2

Starfighter Decals offers a set of deck markings for the Tam Enterprise in the '75 to '83 timeframe


https://www.starfighter-decals.com/3505 ... 51983.html

They;re sold out of the '62 to '69 version    They also offer several sets of airwing decal sets for various timeframes

If you're up for it there is a replacement 3D printed beehive island available through Shapeways
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Joined: June 18th, 2018, 9:29 pm

June 21st, 2018, 11:51 pm #3

Thanks for the tip. I went ahead and ordered the 1/700 Starfighter and I'm going to try and enlarge them onto a decal sheet on the color laser at work. I like the 700 scale due to all the hangar deck markings included. As far as the deck lines, I guess it'll be an exercise in masking. How about decals from Boatswain? I've searched but cannot find any online retailers who carry the 350 '82 air wing decals, I have also tried to contact directly but to no avail (they haven't replied back). Anyone know who might carry Boatswain?
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Joined: July 28th, 2018, 10:00 am

July 29th, 2018, 12:10 am #4

Boatswain sell the Big E decals for $32. They are out of stock at the moment but typically if you email them they send an email when they restock them. Usually 4-6 weeks.
Link: http://www.boatswainmodel.com/products.html

For hangar bay decals see this link:
https://davidsscalemodels.com/decals/mo ... ay-decals/
My Website: https://davidsscalemodels.com/
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