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1/35 PT Boat Generic Hull Numbers (Elco 80') Decals

Manufactured by: Echelon Fine Details

SKU: EC D356005
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    Product Description
    Type: water-slide decals

    This set help corrects the kit decal inaccuracies in Italeri's fabulous Elco 80' kit. Not only the positions of the "shadows" in on the decals was inaccurate, the corners of the "shadows" were also wrong.
    Also, this set is what you really need if you want to enjoy the full flexibility of marking your boat after ALMOST any ELCO 80' you wish, including the all-time famous John F. Kennedy's PT109, which evidently used white-only "109" numbers without the "PT" prefix. FYI, Mid-to-Late PT boats (like the Elco 80') hardly ever (if not never) used the "PT" prefix, thus these would be redundant if included. Only early war patrol boats used them. Even so, the numbers used by early PT boats were of a different styling altogether.

    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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