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PaulRPetri21 Feb 2021 10:40 a.m. PST

I just dipped my toe into 1/72 WWII and was wondering if any company makes unit decal patches for the 101st and 82nd airborne units.How about shoulder rank?

And any German units not reall particular.

I noticed the Warlord bolt action plastic figures have decal sheets just wondering if the 1/72 scale had the samething.
Thanks men

Umpapa21 Feb 2021 1:50 p.m. PST

I used decals from Mustang Game Systems. For 15 mm but perfect in 20 mm. I wish I had buy more of them, cause i cannot find them now.


laretenue21 Feb 2021 1:59 p.m. PST


Adler Miniatures has the solution for you concerning divisional flashes for 20mm US Airborne.

PaulRPetri21 Feb 2021 2:42 p.m. PST

Laretenue bless you!! Adler Miniatures is the ticket!

PaulRPetri21 Feb 2021 2:54 p.m. PST

It appears that Adler has suspended taking orders until further notice. I thought I was in the clear but not yet.

PaulRPetri21 Feb 2021 4:00 p.m. PST

Umpapa your figures are painted excellently!!

7dot62mm21 Feb 2021 9:26 p.m. PST

I have both sets of decals. The Adler are far superior IMHO. The Mustang set is way oversize even for 15mm.

forrester21 Feb 2021 11:36 p.m. PST

Adler will put your order on file, all appears well there, it's just a matter of shifting a backlog.
However for 1/72 stuff some orders are still being dealt with now.
Ive been using the 101st decals and they are ideal.

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 6:26 a.m. PST

I have made 20mm Vietnam shoulder patches myself without decals. I am not sure I can remember all the details as to how I did it, but it was not too hard.

I found the patches I wanted on the internet. I copied and pasted them into a Word document. I put about 20 on a page.

Printed the page and "guesstimated" how much to reduce them on my copier. Then I photocopied them.

Cut them out and glued them on the shoulders.

I think I then covered them with a brush on coat of Dullcote for protection.

The part that confuses me is that I am not sure at what step I resized them. If I go to the Word document, they are already at the correct size. So I reduced them before printing. Sorry to be so vague, but it worked.


laretenue22 Feb 2021 12:01 p.m. PST

As forrester wrote, keep faith with Leon at Adler. He's a proper gent.

He's been complaining recently that casting his main (6mm) lines is keeping him busy day and night, and he even joked that some 20mm orders would be a pleasant change.

Within the past few days, I took him him at his word and sent off for the final US Airborne weapons crew – together with enough badge decals to uniform a whole Battalion of the 82nd.

Just before the weekend, he informed me that my packet was ready for dispatch. I've noticed that he often only replies once he's done the hard work of processing the order. In your case, no metal will need to be cast.

Dealing with manufacturers like this is part of the pleasure of the hobby.

PaulRPetri22 Feb 2021 4:24 p.m. PST

Okay Laretenue I will stand pat and await events.

Tom your idea may be a final option for some other units perhaps. Thanks for info.

PaulRPetri23 Feb 2021 7:09 a.m. PST

I just received an email from Adler this morning my decals are ready. So don't be afraid to order from them!!

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