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I bought my first German WW2 airplane and...
Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 7:04 PM

...when I opened it at home I realised it is politicaly correct: no swastika on the tail Zip it!. Reminds me when a local brest cancer organization rejected donations from a group of strippers  Big Smile because of their political incorrectness. So what do I do now Confused? I have some swastikas from a Finnish airplane. Will that do Hmm? Will I be crusified by rivet counters? Or politically correct folks who don't differentiate between Finnish markings and fake Nazi markings? What to do, what to do? It is by airfix, in case you need to know.

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 7:24 PM

The aftermarket decal manufacturers would be the place to go.  There are swastika sheets for 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32 that are commonly available.  Generally, swastikas were of standard sizes for each aircraft type, so you should be able to find a match.

Finnish swastikas are blue, and they are for wing and fuselage positions, so cannot be used for the fin markings of German aircraft.

If you are able to get swastika decals donated to you by strippers, by all means use them.  Wink

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 7:49 PM

I've seen those decals available online at Squadron.com recently.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 7:53 PM

Real G
If you are able to get swastika decals donated to you by strippers, by all means use them.

That is the best advice I've read here in a month.

I love it. Yes

Sometimes those insignias we are not allowed to name exist in two parts on decal sheets, you lay them down perpendicular and on top of each other to form the thingie. I don't know about Airfix though.

I agree, aftermarket is probably your best bet .

-Greg

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Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 8:00 PM

Real G
If you are able to get swastika decals donated to you by strippers, by all means use them

Your gonna need some $1  bills ....

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 8:12 PM

littletimmy

 

 
Real G
If you are able to get swastika decals donated to you by strippers, by all means use them

 

Your gonna need some $1  bills ....

 

That’s a bargain, considering a decal sheet can cost upwards of $10...

Okay everybody scatter before the PC Police arrive!

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 8:51 PM

Oh good grief this is silly. There are more places to buy what you want than just about any other decal I can think of.

It isn't PC, which by the way usually turns out to be C.

It's on account of the laws in certain countries that had bad experiences with organizations that used that symbol. And since we don't tell other folks how to run their games, it is just that.

Look online, you'll find plenty.

Didn't those guys destroy Belgrade in April 1941? Sorry, no politics, my bad.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 9:14 PM

Interesting.  I just checked my 1 german wwii model plane, a 1/48 Tamiya fw190 a3 and there are no swastikas on the box art or pictures.  The decal instructions show a white diamond on the tail with the decal number that corresponds to the swastika on the decal sheet.  I suppose that allows tamiya to abide by certain countries rules but provide an accurate kit markings for other countries  

Correction:  I have a /48 special hobby flettner fi 265 and they take it a step further as the decal sheet has deconstructed swastikas.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Phil_H on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 9:27 PM

I seem to recall reading somewhere on the forum some years ago about someone buying an armour kit and finding certain specific German markings (Afrika Korps palm tree insignia?) had been blacked out on the decal sheet with a marking pen or similar. That would certainly have been annoying.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, January 03, 2019 1:02 AM

Real G

If you are able to get swastika decals donated to you by strippers, by all means use them.  Wink

LOL, LOL, made my day

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Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, January 03, 2019 1:03 AM

littletimmy

 

 
Real G
If you are able to get swastika decals donated to you by strippers, by all means use them

 

Your gonna need some $1  bills ....

 

 

Sheesh, I am not that cheap, fivers will do Smile

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 03, 2019 2:12 AM

Unfortunatly this is somthing the European companies have to deal with, though why they can't do what the Asians companies do and have the swastikas in one corner so they are easy to remove is beyond me. But Airfix and Revell simply choose not to add them.

Get yourself a sheet of AM swastika decals, there are plenty to be had and you are sure to need more in the future.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

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                      Fine Molds 1/72nd Me 410

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 03, 2019 2:15 AM

keavdog

Interesting.  I just checked my 1 german wwii model plane, a 1/48 Tamiya fw190 a3 and there are no swastikas on the box art or pictures.  The decal instructions show a white diamond on the tail with the decal number that corresponds to the swastika on the decal sheet.  I suppose that allows tamiya to abide by certain countries rules but provide an accurate kit markings for other countries  

Correction:  I have a /48 special hobby flettner fi 265 and they take it a step further as the decal sheet has deconstructed swastikas.  

 

The Hasegawa kits i have do the same thing on the instruction sheet, but as i mentioned above, the Swastikas are included but placed in a corner. I guess if they go to a country like Germany, they can be removed by the importer.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Ju 188A

                      Fine Molds 1/72nd Me 410

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, January 03, 2019 3:21 AM

 I left mine off on the first German airplane I built. The kit sheet had them on there, but you had to piece them together. In 1/72 on a 109, that was a little too fiddly and basically I said the heck with it. I don't normally build the losers so I felt no need to buy an extra sheet of something I wouldn't use. If you're going to enter it into a contest, I'd say you're going to need them. If it's going to sit on your shelf, it's up to you.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Cdn Colin on Thursday, January 03, 2019 7:04 AM

What scale and aircraft?

I build 1/48 scale WW2 fighters.

Have fun.

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Posted by BrynnWryttur on Thursday, January 03, 2019 3:41 PM
For a swastika, you could print one out to the scale of your plane and use it as a mask to paint on the marking. It's a little more difficult than applying a decal of course.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, January 03, 2019 6:02 PM

Cdn Colin

What scale and aircraft?

 

 

Ju-87 in 1/48

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Posted by Cdn Colin on Thursday, January 03, 2019 6:51 PM

The biggest set I have are about 9mm across, from a 1/48 Me-262.  I know they were standard sizes, would this look about right, or too small.

I also have a bunch of 6mm ones for 109's.

I build 1/48 scale WW2 fighters.

Have fun.

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