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Generic Placards

Dry Transfers

1/35 scale


Archer Fine Transfers


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Archer Fine Transfers generic placards
AR35210W, AR35210S, AR35210X
Scale: 1/35
Contents and Media: Dry transfer sheet and instructions
Price: each USD$9.95 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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There are many times when one builds a model and the need arises for a particular type of decal. Not an item to complete the markings, just one of the “detail” varieties.

This latest release from Archer will fill that gap nicely.

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Although marketed as 1/35, these decals can also be used for other scales. They are of a type often found on US military equipment but could be used for any number of subjects. The printing is too small to be legible and this will add to their versatility.

There are 71 items in a wide variety of shapes. All the modeller has to do is choose the one that closest fits his or her application. Three flavours are supplied by Archer; black on white, black on aluminium, and black on brass. The registration is perfect and what could be seen is sharp and clear.

There are a couple of reliable methods to apply these. As they are of the “dry” type, they can be immediately rubbed down on a clean surface with no resultant carrier film. A second method is to rub the decal onto some clear carrier film and apply it in the usual “wet” way.

Setting solutions can be used but it would be a wise precaution not to flood the item. Clear overcoats are also safe but play it safe by using many light coats rather than a single heavy one.




These markings are an excellent way to provide that extra touch that the standard kits often miss. Application is easy and one set should last you a very long time.


Thanks to Archer Fine Transfers for the review sample.

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

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