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HMS Dragon Decals
Decals for HMS Dragon in 1/700 scale
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by: Rui Matos [ SKIPPER ]


Originally published on:
Model Shipwrights

What do you get?

In this Atlantic Models decal sheet, you'll get a small decal sheet with:

- Two red dragons artwork (port and starboard sides);
- Two HMS Dragon Badges (for funnel);
- Two "DRAGON" name of ship for aft.

And you get a simple instruction sheet, pointing what goes where (if you haven't searched for HMS Dragon images online!).



HMS Dragon Type 45 Destroyer in 1/700
Since this is home printed decal sheet you will need to cut the individual artwork, (made by Peter Hall for his 1/350 scale model of HMS Dragon), and proceed as with any other decals for placing. Since they are for flat surfaces, there's no need for any solvents for better positioning, although Peter Hall recommends it in the instruction sheet. I didn't need it, since they went well in place, that was previously "Futured". After letting the decals set overnight, they were sealed with Future and look dead-on!

As mentioned before, this are home printed there are some more things you need to complete the job:

White letters for Helicopter Landing deck code (D R)

Number 5 for hull markings (you'll get the D3 from the kit decal sheet)

These can be found in Hawk Graphics Modern Royal Navy Ship Markings.

All the other decals will be provided by the kits original decal sheet (safety roundels, Flight deck landing markings, etc).

Conclusion...


A small detail that makes a big difference in this particular model.
Not a usual detail in modern warships, this Welsh Red Dragon really makes it the model look good!

Highly recommended!
SUMMARY
Highs: Good quality decals, good printing, no solvents needed!Good price.
Lows: None
Verdict: If you want to build the most distinctive Type 45 British destroyer, with this set it's just another step in the painting process. It sure makes a difference
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:700
  Mfg. ID: ATDEC01
  Suggested Retail: 2.91
  Related Link: Atlantic Models Decal Range
  PUBLISHED: Mar 12, 2011
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.47%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.00%

About Rui Matos (skipper)
FROM: LISBOA, PORTUGAL

Hi all Crew Members!
Rui Matos, 39 years old (in 2006), married, former Portuguese Navy Fire Control Radar Operator , and "owned" by two cats - James, Stripes (Riscas in portuguese, now deceased) and Moon (Lua)!
I've been modeling since I was 6, but only have turned to Submarines in 1991 o...

Copyright 2019 text by Rui Matos [ SKIPPER ]. All rights reserved.



Comments

Hi Jim Thanks for publishing it Cheers, Rui PS: And of course a MOD on the model is about to be sent your way
MAR 14, 2011 - 06:12 AM
Rui, Thank you for sending this in. Looking forward to the MOD!!
MAR 14, 2011 - 12:34 PM
   

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