Advertising and publicity is one of a company's major means of making the public aware of its existence. One of the most traditional ways to do so is to place your company's logo prominently on your products. Aviation companies are no stranger to this practise, and logos are very commonly seen on propeller blades and engines. These accessory decals are made with the goal of replacing misprinted or simply missing kit decals.
The propeller logos are printed in 1/32 or 1/48 (the review sample is in 1/48) and the engine logos come printed from 1/72 to 1/18 all on the same sheet. The printing is crisp and (at least for the propeller sheet) done by Italy's Cartograph.
The sheet is devoted to the three most commonly used US propeller types of the Second World War: Hamilton Standard, Curtiss Electric and Aeroproducts. 24 individual logos are provided for each of Hamilton and Curtiss, while 16 Aeroproducts logos fill out the remainder of the sheet. The printing is sharp and the lettering readable. These logos will dress up your propellers nicely. They were designed with reference to actual propeller logos on actual propellers.
Famous Radial Engine Company logos
Starting shortly before, during and after the Second World War, the most commonly used radial engines in the USA were produced by a Famous Radial Engine Company which must remain nameless. Strangely enough, the Famous Radial Engine Company's Lawyers and Marketing Department have not considered the advantages of the free publicity they could reap by allowing aviation enthusiasts to advertise their product for free on replicas they insist upon building.
Out of deference to the lawyers, this review will not include a photo of the decal sheet, but confine itself to a description of the sheet (a photo of the sheet is available at Fűndekals website
). In the words of Fűndekals “You get a total of 88 logos in scales including 1/72 (20 logos), 1/48 (30 logos), 1/32 (20 logos), 1/24 (10 logos), and 1/18 (8 logos).” The individual decals are nicely printed, and the gold portions of the logo are in metallic ink. The smaller logos do lose resolution due to the limitations of the printing process, but since they're on the edge of visibility anyway, what is there is enough to convey a good enough impression of the logo. The logos were designed with reference to an actual enamel logo from an engine made by the Famous Radial Engine Company in question.
These decal sheets were kindly provided by Fűndekals
. These decals and many others are available for sale directly from the company's website.
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