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Old 11-12-2021, 03:31 PM
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Default 1/16th scale markings source?

Hi guys, While finishing up a build I'm at the point where I need some US markings. In the past I would hit up Archer dry transfers and use their 1/16 pershing / star set but both of these sets are no longer available. Does anyone else have a generic set of US tank markings in 1/16? Elite armor makes some marking sets but his are specific to a certain vehicle and I just need some generic stars, and some USA bumper ID letters. Is there another source out there that produces something like this?
Old 11-12-2021, 10:59 PM
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Something like this?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/17237422198...YAAOSwh2xYACBZ

Ebay has a lot of options, just search "1/16 sherman decals".
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The original way of fixing Stars and numbers was by using Stencils,
A very good maker of them is a member of this fun palace, RAD SCHUHART,
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www.radindustries.wordpress.com/
He is based in Europe in Austria but as the stencils are sent in a regular envelope the postage costs are minimal and while the quality is high the cost of the stencils is almost giveaway,
If you know the numbers then that is what Rad will send you but he will happily compose a valid set for you along with the stars,
Message him he is very helpful.
Old 11-13-2021, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by jarndice View Post
The original way of fixing Stars and numbers was by using Stencils,
A very good maker of them is a member of this fun palace, RAD SCHUHART,
Goto---
www.radindustries.wordpress.com/
He is based in Europe in Austria but as the stencils are sent in a regular envelope the postage costs are minimal and while the quality is high the cost of the stencils is almost giveaway,
If you know the numbers then that is what Rad will send you but he will happily compose a valid set for you along with the stars,
Message him he is very helpful.
Stenciling is an option and is how I mark my 1/6th scale tanks by making my own disposable stencil, however in 1/16 is a bit problematic. For large markings like stars, crosses or Large German tank numbers they work alright but for smaller bumper ID letters and TO&E marks Decals are easier and more practical. I'll hit him up though to see what he's got

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Something like this?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/17237422198...YAAOSwh2xYACBZ

Ebay has a lot of options, just search "1/16 sherman decals".
I've seen the sets on ebay before posting on here, most are specific to a certain type of vehicle and are not really what I'm looking for. I'm looking for something more along the lines of this, https://www.archertransfers.com/AR35516.html

Old 11-13-2021, 08:51 AM
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I think it's gonna take some shopping around and you may have to get more than one sheet to find everything you need. This sheet might be a good start

https://www.ebay.com/itm/39368888973...wAAOSwKUlg7U3M
Old 11-13-2021, 09:57 AM
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Yeah that one is not bad, I need to see what other set the vendor has
Old 11-13-2021, 01:47 PM
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I'd also check the static model joints, too, like squardon.com and scalehobbyist.com, etc, etc. Even places like hobbylinc, since decals fit in a simple envelope it opens the options. Of course, I did once order decals and they showed up about two months late with a literal tire track (I think from a forklift) on the envelope and about 25% of the sheet was no good. I probably even still have that sheet ... somewhere.
Old 11-13-2021, 04:12 PM
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FOA also sells paint masks - mostly for Shermans in 1/16 and some in 1/6. They are from Belgium originally, but I think the maker passed away. And ordering from FOA is always an adventure, so I avoid them. In fact I can't even find their website anymore.

Best way is to laser cut them on Frisket paper. But not everyone has a laser or access to one.
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