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Cold Warrior08 Aug 2016 2:15 a.m. PST

If a manufacturer put out a pdf sheet of helo and flight decks for various modern navies that you could either print out and glue, or print on decal paper, would that be of interest?

Figure 1/1200, 1/2400 and 1/3000 would be the most desired sizes. Of course with a pdf you can always scale up or down.

Khusrau Inactive Member08 Aug 2016 2:29 a.m. PST

You can already purchase deck transfers scaled for 1/2400 (GHQ) for WW2 carriers. A similar thing for Moderns would be useful.

Cold Warrior08 Aug 2016 2:33 a.m. PST

There was someone doing modern flight deck decals on eBay, but he recently closed up shop leaving a huge hole in the market. Figured a PDF option would be the easiest way to go, providing the deck designs and giving you the option to make your own decal sheet, or simply cut and glue if you wish.

Not looking at doing this myself BTW, just gauging interest for someone else.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2016 3:46 a.m. PST

And 1/6000 th.
Yes I would. Did for ww2, but many just do not exist ( Brits?)

Dynaman878908 Aug 2016 4:22 a.m. PST

Tosach sells them in 1/6000 but I don't know if they have UK ones.

Cold Warrior08 Aug 2016 4:27 a.m. PST

Toshach does US and IJN only.

Cold Warrior08 Aug 2016 4:27 a.m. PST

At 1/6000 I would think helo deck decals would be far too small. Carriers OTOH.

Bozkashi Jones08 Aug 2016 4:39 a.m. PST

A resounding YES from me; modern 1:3000 for moderns (including 'historical' moderns such as US and RN 1980s. Also agree for carrier decks in 1:6000.

I'm just about to try and make my own but would happily buy instead.


Crabbman08 Aug 2016 4:56 a.m. PST

A definite Yes from me for 1/3000 for ww2 and modern. very difficult to get good results with other methods in this scale


Striker08 Aug 2016 6:24 a.m. PST

I would. I bought a bunch of the IJN decals before the guy making them stopped.

M C MonkeyDew08 Aug 2016 6:34 a.m. PST

Cold Warrior: at 1/6000, an image printed on thin paper is better than a transfer. However that requires the background colour be included in the image, unlike a transfer that can leave the background clear.

Hope that helps.


VVV reply Inactive Member08 Aug 2016 6:57 a.m. PST

Yep most printers cannot print white.

Cold Warrior08 Aug 2016 7:12 a.m. PST

From what I understand the background color (say black with white lines) would be included.

M C MonkeyDew08 Aug 2016 7:31 a.m. PST


Tosachminiatures 1/6000 flight deck as an example.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2016 10:17 a.m. PST

Yes I have some. Manipulated some on brit carriers but well… That is the thin, with backround, not transfers.

colkitto08 Aug 2016 11:53 a.m. PST

I would be very interested in helo decks in 1/3000 – painting has failed …

Cold Warrior08 Aug 2016 12:35 p.m. PST

Helo decks was what I recommended starting with, since they would be the easiest to do. Seeing how those sell and then move on to carriers.

Personal logo Steve at The Vault Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Aug 2016 12:50 p.m. PST

Somebody create the pdf's, we'll sell them for you!

Outlaw Tor08 Aug 2016 7:36 p.m. PST

Fujimi is including IJN carrier decals in their 1/3000 sets.

Axon0319 Sep 2016 6:41 a.m. PST

Definite yes from me!

sjolly H401 Oct 2016 4:14 p.m. PST

1/2400 modern (as well as WWII) flight deck decals are available from Flight Deck Decals 2400:

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