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New Spitfire IX and Storch Decals
Merlin
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Posted: Friday, July 04, 2008 - 10:35 PM UTC


Here's a look at some of the latest aftermarket decals from Eagle Editions.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, July 04, 2008 - 11:48 PM UTC
Hi Rowan

one question about the instructions.

Until now EC instructions were top quality on glossy "book quality" paper .. this time I got some kind of laser copies/ computer prints in my Storch sets (both). Are yours printed on the glossy HQ paper ore on printer paper. ... not to be mistaken I rate this decals very high, but I was a bit disappoited because the reference pix loose pretty much on this paper ...

thanks in advance

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2008 - 10:50 AM UTC
Hi Steffen

I agree - I prefer the glossy-style instructions, but Eagle Editions seem to have fallen in line with other decal producers with plain paper recently. The P-47 decals reviewed not long ago had glossy artwork, but plain paper reference sheets and the photos included were still worthwhile - likewise the Storch here. Of course, without access to a darkroom and the chance to print on different stock, we'll never know how much more could be pulled out of the negative. Its primary purpose here is simply to confirm the conclusion of the decal designers, which it does on my sample sheet - hopefully on yours too?

I don't want dampens things - and I'm fully conscious of the fears of talking ourselves into a depression - but I guess with the current economic climate, everyone has to be cost-conscious (possibly increasingly so!...) No matter how much we modellers would like to have the best of everything, niceties like glossy paper could become a thing of the past as everyone tightens their collective belt...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2008 - 11:07 AM UTC
Thank You Rowan!

I asked especially because of the other Storch sheet. EC show and say that Falks Storch had just a 2 letter unit code. But IMO the picture in the instructions clealy show 4 letters but (due to the quality) the first two cannot be read.

IIRC there is another sheet or source recently published where all 4 letters were shown .. sadly I forgot where it was ...

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2008 - 11:20 AM UTC
Hi Steffen

There you have the advantage on me, because I only have the sheet in the review, so I can't comment on the other one.

All the best

Rowan