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Re: 1/700 decals for aux ship types
Afew years back, there was this outfit called "Back Aft Models" Which produced a sheet of all white numbers and auxiliary ship prefixes for almost type in 1/700 scale. Believe they did one for 1/350 also. Don't know if they did one in shaded numbers though. I picked up a sheet - it's come very handy. Doesn't look like these guys are still around however.
I have gotten interested in USN auxiliary ships, but have just run into a problem. There are plenty of decals available for the numbers at the bow and stern. However, I am having difficulties finding the ship type ("RS" for an ARS, "GR" for an AGR, etc). In 1/700, the letters are ~2mm tall at the bow and ~1.5 mm at the stern.
I have the following decals:
1) the GMM sheet has just a small assortment of types, all sized only for the bow.
2) The JAG sheet has a good assortment of letters, but they, too, are only sized for the bow. And I haven't asked Pavel yet if they are still available for sale.
3) The Ships & Company sheet has complete alphabets in both bow and stern sizes, but only two alphabets of each size. These were great, but were hard to get in USA and Ships & Co is now out of business.
Does anybody have any ideas for a different source for USN black shaded white letters in these sizes?
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