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U.S. Gauges and Interior Stencils

1/35 scale


Archer Fine Transfers


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Archer Fine Transfers Interior Gauges, stencils and placards
AR35209B, AR35209W, AR35211
Scale: 1/35
Contents and Media: Dry transfer sheet and instructions
Price: each USD$8.95 available online from Archer Fine Transfers
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: No carrier film, excellent registration, multitude of types, variety of uses
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner

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Archer Fine Transfers is fast filling the gaps for the detailers amongst us. Their latest releases cover the stencilling often found inside US military vehicles.

AR35209W and AR35209B represent white and black lettering respectively. They spell out various messages and labels, relating both to storage and instruction. Examples of the former can be seen in “Canteen”, “Rations”, “Antenna” and “Flashlight”. Data concerning the latter is along the lines of “Lift Here”, Max speed 40 kph”, “Lock-Hatch Open” and “Caution”.

The printing is superb with everything being sharp and legible.

Different sized instrument gauges and dials are also supplied and they are to an equally high standard. Again, both black and white examples are available and their use is only limited by your imagination.

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AR35211 is similar to the previous lot except the items are representative of placards. The numerous pieces are surrounded by a border and no longer display the stencilled font of the releases mentioned above.

All of the items are to 1/35 scale and are of the “dry” type. This means that the decals can be rubbed onto the clean surface of the subject without any transfer of carrier film. They can also be used in the traditional way by rubbing them onto clear decal film, soaked off and then applied to the model.

Setting solutions present no problems with these transfers but it always pays to be careful and only apply what is needed. The same can be said for applying clear top coats where many light applications is better than a single heavy one.




Archer Fine Transfers has done a splendid job of providing items that detailers have wanted for a long time. These are items not usually supplied by the main stream kit manufacturers and as for the scratch-builder, it couldn’t get any better.


Thanks to Archer Fine Transfers for the review sample.

Review and Images Copyright © 2005 by Rob Baumgartner
Page Created 06 September, 2005
Last updated 06 September, 2005

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