Spares Box Decals 005/008 Letters and Numbers

Units: quite a few, I imagine

Price

5.00 each from Spares Box Decals

Reviewer:

Scott Van Aken

This may seem like a bit of a repeat and in some ways it is, but this time the sheets are larger as are the markings within. These are printed in the Helvetica style that is quite common for RAF/RN aircraft as well as being seen on some KC-135s, S-3s, NASA, Coast Guard and other aircraft. This makes the sheet handy for those who want to model a specific serial numbered aircraft. It also is handy as combined with the black lettering, one can do shaded presentations.

Sheet 005 (on the left) is 12" and 18" 1/72 size, 8" and 12" in 1/48, and the larger size is 8" in 1/32. This sheet is in black while an identical sheet, 008, is printed in white with the same sizes. I've shown an enlarged closeup of sections of both sheets. Both of these sheets are covered by a solid carrier film so each letter or number will need to be cut out.  I have also darkened the images so that the white is a bit more visible. These are a great replacement for the quite old Modeldecal sheet that many of us have used in the past. The sheets can be purchased direct from the link below.

My thanks to Spares Box Decals for the review sheets.

November 2008

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