Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Photo-etched alphabets?

2 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    May, 2003
  • From: Greenville, NC
Photo-etched alphabets?
Posted by jtilley on Thursday, February 25, 2016 7:00 PM

I sure wish I could get my hands on some etched brass lettering. The particular application I have in mind right now is the name and port of hail for the ship model I'm working on. Ideally, the letters should be 1/16" high, Roman font. I've experimented with dry transfers and waterslide decals from Walthers, but I think brass would look a lot better.

If no such thing is available - well, it ought to be. A reasonably-sized sheet of  etched metal could hold several hundred letters and numbers in different fonts and sizes, and would be useful for all sorts of things. 

Cottage industries - are you listening?

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, February 25, 2016 7:17 PM

There are quite a few sets available, apparently. Your post made me curious. Try

The armor guys who are really into detail, use them to make foundry casting marks on their turrets, mantlets etc.

I see some in there advertised as "2mm". That'd be close

I've never used them, but now you have me thinking...

  • Member since
    January, 2017
  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Friday, January 27, 2017 1:57 AM

Or you can create your own and have the following company produce them for you.

In Progress
1/48 Hasegawa P51-D
1/48 Hobby Boss TBF-1C Avenger
1/48 Tamiya P47-D Bubbletop
1/48 Roden S.E.5a
1/48 Airfix Walrus
1/48 Hasegawa P38-L


Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.