S u m m a r y
||Archer Fine Transfers
Interior Gauges, stencils and placards|
AR35209B, AR35209W, AR35211
|Contents and Media:
||Dry transfer sheet and
available online from Archer Fine Transfers|
||No carrier film, excellent
registration, multitude of types, variety of uses|
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
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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
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.
Archer Fine Transfers
for the review sample.
Review and Images Copyright © 2005 by Rob
Page Created 06 September, 2005
06 September, 2005
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