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WWII German Defense of Berlin & Panzerfaust Marking Decals
Two sets of decals: One in 1:9 scale and the other 1:16 scale.
The Panzerfaust is one of the best known German anti-tank weapons. It was a single shot disposable weapon, the first versions being the 30M which had a range of 30 meters and the 30M Klein. By 1944 the 30M was generally replaced by the 60M and the 100M was available by November of that year. The warhead itself had a large label with instructions for use applied to it. Ours were taken from surviving examples and from left to right on the sheet are for the 60M, 30M and 30M Klein. These weapons appeared in dark gray, dark green and sand tan. The “Beware of Blast” stencils for the launcher tube are in yellow for the dark schemes and red for the light finishes. The proof stamps in the lower left of this part of the sheet appeared on the head and tube of the weapons.
Anyone who has ever used water slide decals is familiar with the procedure for using HUDSON & ALLEN decals. The area to receive the decal should be coated with a cleargloss to give a good surface for the decal to adhere to. This will also help hide the decal film. After consulting you're references to determine the decals correct placement, carefully cut the desired part out of the decal sheet. Soak the decal in warm water until the decal can be easily slid off the paper backing. Do not slide the decal off the paper backing until you have removed the decal and paper backing from the water and are ready to position the decal. You may wish to moisten the area of the model that is to receive the decal. You may also wish to use one of several decal setting solutions to help the decal lie flat on the model and to conform to the surface of any curves or wrinkles. Now carefully slide the decal from the paper backing and onto the model. Discard the paper backing and gently pat the excess water from the surface of the decal and model using a cotton swab, a lint free cloth or a piece of tissue. While patting the decal and model make sure that no air bubbles are trapped under the surface of the decal. If air bubbles are present, carefully work them to the edge of the decal and out from under it. Be careful not to push them back into place. Wait at least 24 hours before handling your model to proceed to the next step.
After the decals are completely dry, they should be covered with a clear flat paint to protect the decal and to hide the decal carrier film. We have chosen to manufacture our decals using the thinnest film possible but you still must build up a thin layer of clear flat thick enough to hide the carrier or the effect of having the German markings stenciled on the equipment will be lost. With a little patience and a little practice you will soon be comfortable with the process and be producing beautifully decaled models.
Hudson & Allen Studio waterslide decals are unsurpassed in quality and grade. The film itself is thick enough not to tear on application yet thin enough to lie flat over surface details. The printing is rich and opaque allowing for full coverage of the underlying model color. Printed in the USA.
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