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Decals for 1/35 Soviet Lend-Lease Matildas

Manufactured by: Echelon Fine Details

SKU: EC ALT352018
Price: AU$17.95

US$11.78;  €10.93
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    Product Description
    First all-soviet marking set for the Great Patriotic War. Although it's for a Lend-Lease tank, not fully Russian that is. Covering soviet markings is, to say the least, pretty challenging especially exact units fielding each tank is quite the impossible. Colours of the turret markings are generally white, except for some off-white colours that looked a lot like yellow.

    As per usual, all the markings are carefully "grafted" from the period photos so as to ensure high fidelity on the markings. Rest assured, same as all other WWII sets from the range, nothing from this set came from readily available "close-enough" computerised fonts.

    While the set is enough for 7 vehicles, modellers can expand on this to 12 if they choose to mask and colour the red lines instead of sticking to the red stripe decals. Inclusive are 3 variantions of the fording stencils, plus some other generic cyrillic stencilings (anti-freeze type) and numerics. Some of which can be applicable to other vehicle types.

    How to apply water-slide decals:
    1. Preparation: to achieve better result, a gloss or semi-gloss coat is very important. It will make a smooth layer which the decals will suction to and make it much easier to apply and set them.
    2. Cut out the decal you need (do it on cutting mat)
    3. Grab the decal with tweezers, place it on the surface of the water and leave it for about 20 seconds.
    4. Remove the decal from the water and place it on paper towel to remove any excess water.
    5. Apply decal solution to the part where the decal is to be placed.
    6. Slide the decal off the backing paper on to the model. Using a paint brush or cotton bud is a good way to do this without damaging the decal.
    7. Use the brush, knife or cotton bud to position the decal. Using your paper towel, gently dab the decal and soak up the excess water (decal softner is also recommended at this stage. After applying softner, the decal will suction to the part and flatten out smooth.)
    8. When the decal is completely dry, give another coat of varnish or Klear/Future to seal it.

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