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1/35 Sandbagged Shermans of the 14th Armoured Division (water-slide decals)

Manufactured by: Echelon Fine Details

SKU: EC D356219
Price: AU$10.95

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    Product Description
    Type: water-slide decals

    Sandbagged M4s are well-known on the ETO, practised particularly by the 14th AD. A number of the sandbagged M4s were of the long-gun variety, mostly M4A3E8 "Easy-eights" and M4A3 (76) W. While a number were void of markings other than the stars there were several that had their bumper codes stencilled onto the barrel itself. The stencils were larger than the usual bumper code types and have a unique style that hasn't been replicated (in fidelity) in 1/35. This set attempts to capture all the known styles used by the 25th and 47th Tank Battalions down to the finer details. 6 specific vehicles are featured in this set, 5 had their barrels coded (you can find the references on the internet and in books with ease).

    For those who are looking to do up their 14 AD M4s without referring to specific references, the generics of both styles are provided. The set also includes the unit patches for the crew, as well as a street sign "Radweg" in front of a well-known 14.AD Sherman. General George S Patton was seen walking in front of one of the tanks.

    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 softener is also recommended at this stage. After applying softener, 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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