Best means of adding Stars to rear of Sherman tanks

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Best means of adding Stars to rear of Sherman tanks

Joined: May 1st, 2009, 10:03 pm

April 15th, 2011, 2:55 pm #1

Hi Guys, what is the best means of adding the broken circle and stars on the rear of Sherman tanks, particularly on M4A3's. I have seen the Lionroar PE stencils and Archer has dry transfers but are their others? I am working in 1/35 scale.

Thanks,
David.

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Joined: April 25th, 2005, 12:47 am

April 15th, 2011, 5:06 pm #2

Maybe make a mask out of tape and spray it.
Or an Archer rub on.

Owen
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Joined: April 29th, 2008, 10:01 am

April 16th, 2011, 5:17 am #3

Hi David,

Voyager do some very nice PE masks, and Montex Masks do full vehicle masks which work great to. We stock both.



Glen Burns

Creative Models Australia
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Joined: May 1st, 2009, 10:03 pm

April 16th, 2011, 11:46 am #4

I will check your site out.

Brest regards,
David.



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April 16th, 2011, 11:51 am #5

Maybe make a mask out of tape and spray it.
Or an Archer rub on.

Owen
I have seen the Archer ones and might consider them but not sure how they would work over a heavily uneven service like the the grating/vents on the rear deck of an M4A3.

Could you point me in the direction of an example of an Archer transfer being used on the rear deck of an M4A3?

Thanks again.

David.

http://www.totalwarinscale.blogspot.com/
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Joined: February 22nd, 2001, 4:07 am

April 18th, 2011, 6:09 pm #6

Given the air intake grates, Archer dry transfers would break up unnaturally -- as would any wet decal, once you go about making it snuggle to the gaps/countours of the grille. Your best bet is to spray through a mask/frisket.

Roy Chow
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