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NappyBuff23 Apr 2014 4:46 a.m. PST

I have lots of 1:144 German fighters and bombers that do not have swastikas on their tails because they are either pre-painted kits (like F-Toys) or model kits meant for international sales.

What is a good for getting only 1:144 scale swastika decals for models/miniatures?

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2014 4:52 a.m. PST

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Skarper24 Apr 2014 6:57 a.m. PST

I find this kind of censorship infuriating – they're historical models FHS – not a vehicle for political propaganda. But such arguments are anathema to the PC brigade.

I live in Asia and swastikas abound – usually on Buddhist temples – so I'm inured to the Nazi overtones.

Perhaps with the passing of the last survivors of the Holocaust we will have a little more leeway – but I ain't holding my breath.

I hope the OP finds a solution. I'm sure he's not the only one with this issue.

NappyBuff25 Apr 2014 5:08 p.m. PST

Exactly when did this swastika censorship take hold? I remember a time when the swastika appeared both on the cover art of the box, and more importantly on the decal sheet.

vonMallard26 Apr 2014 8:15 a.m. PST

the ban is in place in Germany, it started right after the war and is not just the Swastika but other markings that are associated with the Nazi's. Because lots of model makers sell in Germany they delete those forbidden markings which means if we buy one of those kits we will be buying something after market to meet our needs.

Skarper26 Apr 2014 8:31 a.m. PST

It's naive of them to imagine not displaying the correct markings on a model aircraft will somehow stem the tide of the neo-nazis….

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