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decals Revell 1/96 Cutty Sark

  • Well, I can't understand why I didn't realize it before now, but I'm missing the decals in the kit I bought on eBay last year. I guess I checked everything but forgot about the decals. C'est la vie.

    Does anyone have an extra set to spare? I'm willing to pay a reasonable amount for it. Also, can anyone tell me if it's possible to find a 100% image on the Internet of those decals and, if there were, would I be able to somehow make my own decals after having printed out what I'd found? I'm not sure if I'm being clear on this but that's because, although I've seen some mention of making decals, I'm totally at a loss as to how one would go about it.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Mike Stolting

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  • 1943Mike, I do not have an extra set; but you should be able to go to Revell support and order a set!

    On the bench:     

           1:48 B-29 Enola Gay

    1:96 Cutty Sark

    On deck:

            1:350 USS Hornet CV-8

    1:48 B-25B


  • Hi Shipwreck,

    Thanks for the response. Here's what I wrote to Revell and their answer:

    Michael,
    
    This is to acknowledge receipt of your email.  While we would like to
    accommodate you this kit has been out of production for over 10 years
    and our warehouse no longer stocks this kit for parts, decals.
    
    We are very sorry we are unable to assist you in this instance.
    
    Revell Consumer Services
    Angie 
    
    
  • Sorry 1943Mike, I must be developing a reading disability in my old age; I read 1/96 USS Constitution. The Conni decals are available because it is in production at the moment!

    For the CS you will need someone with an extra set; but more than likely you will have to make your own. I have a mid-seventies CS that is next up, and the decals do not seem to be usable; so I plan on making my own unless Revell puts the kit back into production before I need them; which is very likely as I am on about a three year production schedule.

    Hopefully someone on the forum will be able to meet your need!

    On the bench:     

           1:48 B-29 Enola Gay

    1:96 Cutty Sark

    On deck:

            1:350 USS Hornet CV-8

    1:48 B-25B


  • Mike,

    I've got a set that's in near perfect condition that I got in a load of parts on ebay late last year.

    They're yours if you want them, no charge.  I don't have a 1/96 Cutty Sark to use them on anyway.

    Let me know your mailing address and I'll try to get them in the mail to you Friday or so.

    Adrian

  • Adrian,

    Thank you very much indeed!
    I've sent you a PM with my mailing address and am most grateful for your generous offer.

    Mike

  • Your welcome Mike.

    I got your email with your address and I'll try to put the decals in the mail to you Friday.

    The decals are in great condition but I'll caution you about them - they are from a 1969 boxing of the Cutty Sark.  I don't know how well they will work.

    I know some of my old Revell aircraft decals (1/32 P-51B) shredded when I tried to use them.

    Hopefully these ship decals are better.

    Good Luck with them.

     

    Adrian

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  • Tnonk

    I got your email with your address and I'll try to put the decals in the mail to you Friday.

    The decals are in great condition but I'll caution you about them - they are from a 1969 boxing of the Cutty Sark.  I don't know how well they will work.

    I know some of my old Revell aircraft decals (1/32 P-51B) shredded when I tried to use them.

    Tronk, good work; that is what makes this forum work!

    Mike, when you get those decals, I suggest you make a good copy of them, just in case.

    On the bench:     

           1:48 B-29 Enola Gay

    1:96 Cutty Sark

    On deck:

            1:350 USS Hornet CV-8

    1:48 B-25B


  • Shipwreck,

    I certainly am adhering to your advice! I will scan the decals and I may buy some decal paper just to experiment making my own from the scans.

    This is a most satisfying forum where knowledge and generousity combine to make interaction with it a true pleasure.

    1943Mike

  • If I  remember right, the Cutty Sark has a black hull, right?  I assume then that the name would be in a white font.  It is very hard to make your own white decals.  However, if you can find them in a close-enough font, Archer makes very nice dry transfer lettering.  So you can at least do the name and other lettering.  The dry transfer lettering, while a bit more work, since you need to apply each letter seperately, look even better than decals when done.  Archer has a fair selection of fonts, and a wide range of letter sizes.

    Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Don Stauffer

    If I  remember right, the Cutty Sark has a black hull, right?  I assume then that the name would be in a white font.  It is very hard to make your own white decals.  However, if you can find them in a close-enough font, Archer makes very nice dry transfer lettering.  So you can at least do the name and other lettering.  The dry transfer lettering, while a bit more work, since you need to apply each letter seperately, look even better than decals when done.  Archer has a fair selection of fonts, and a wide range of letter sizes.

     

    Don, that approach would certainly work. I am thinking of another approach of using white decal paper, make a black background similar to the hull color and hardly bigger than the font size, then do the fonts in white. The printer should print the black and nothing for the white fonts; but will show up white due to the white decal paper. It should be a simple matter of blending the back decal edge into the black hull, and with a dull coat it should not be noticeable. Have not tried this; just a thought!

    On the bench:     

           1:48 B-29 Enola Gay

    1:96 Cutty Sark

    On deck:

            1:350 USS Hornet CV-8

    1:48 B-25B


  • Shipwreck

     

    Don Stauffer:

     

    If I  remember right, the Cutty Sark has a black hull, right?  I assume then that the name would be in a white font.  It is very hard to make your own white decals.  However, if you can find them in a close-enough font, Archer makes very nice dry transfer lettering.  So you can at least do the name and other lettering.  The dry transfer lettering, while a bit more work, since you need to apply each letter seperately, look even better than decals when done.  Archer has a fair selection of fonts, and a wide range of letter sizes.

     

     

     

     

    Don, that approach would certainly work. I am thinking of another approach of using white decal paper, make a black background similar to the hull color and hardly bigger than the font size, then do the fonts in white. The printer should print the black and nothing for the white fonts; but will show up white due to the white decal paper. It should be a simple matter of blending the back decal edge into the black hull, and with a dull coat it should not be noticeable. Have not tried this; just a thought!

     

    I have done that, and it works quite well.  My Sam Laud great lakes ship has decals from white paper.  Ordinarily matching the background color is a real problem, but black is probably the easiest color that there is to match :-)  Give it a try- works well.  The dry transfers are for someone who doesn't want to try inkjet decals.

    Don Stauffer in Minnesota