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Archer's New Weld Bead Decal Set
jimbrae
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 12:10 AM UTC
Patrick Keenan [WARWHEELS] has just submitted a Review of an interesting new product from Archer Fine Transfers in the shape of AR88005 - Perfect Weld Bead Decal Set. Sounds unlikely? Well, it looks to be a very useful and innovative product indeed. Patrick''s very-detailed review can be seen:


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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Grumpyoldman
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 10:51 AM UTC
Interesting concept.
Look good under a coat of paint, thanks Patrick.
Will have to pick up a set or two, along with the turret casting set while at AMPEAST this week end.
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 11:28 AM UTC
Seriously, these things are awesome. They work very easy AND look good when done. It is definitely a unique concept that's for sure.
jimbrae
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 12:02 PM UTC
Patrick. I really am impressed by the way you explained what seemed a VERY unlikely concept and made sense with it. It really looks like a very good idea indeed...

Does that mean I have to stop with the endlessly amusing idea of small strips of epoxy putty which never actually stick anyway?
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 03:19 PM UTC
If working with epoxy putty makes you happy Jim, you keep that up partner .
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 05:02 PM UTC
Great review Pat, before reading it I thought it was just a simple decal showing weld beads. This is something I’d definitely like to try.

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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 09:31 PM UTC
I wonder would they work on all the old Sherman hulls I have. I suppose I'd have to fill the sunken welds first and then lay these on top. Probably still easier than carving welds into styrene rod or putty.
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 09:40 PM UTC

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I wonder would they work on all the old Sherman hulls I have.



You mean the Soviet M4a2 (76) ? be good to have a way of reworking those 'trenches' they moulded in. I spent 2-3 sessions with fine Evergreen plastic rod with those buggers..
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 10:23 PM UTC
they look ok... for simulating a Wide weld bead. (that you'd see on thicker Plate)

A small one kida looks like a roll of coins opend ans slightle spread in line.

http://www.burningideas.com/firefall/egeria/pics/020610-middle_bowl_piecing2/Kiki/good_weld.jpg
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 03:13 AM UTC
Very interesting... As I have a scratch building project in the works, this would work very nicely.

Thanks.
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WarWheels
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 07:18 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I wonder would they work on all the old Sherman hulls I have.


Pat, I definitely think the Shermans would work well with this stuff.

FYI, the photos I took were extreme closeups and are a bit closer together than they look in the pics.