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US Insignia & Medals WWII
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 05:36 PM UTC
This is a set that modeller''s have been dreaming about! Brilliant! And in colour too!

US Insignia & Medals WWII



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Thanks!
Simon
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 06:01 PM UTC
Hi there!

Thanks for the review.
Just commented on the German badges. Looks great. I like the armbands.

I'm gonna need those for sure.

Cheers

Simon
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 06:24 PM UTC
All I can say is Thank's Eduard, and also to you, Mr. Branigan, for bringing us this great news and first look! Both this and the new German set are fantastic!
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 08:55 PM UTC
Thanks Vinnie

Great idea and cheap as chips too :-) :-) :-)


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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 09:11 PM UTC
My only concern would be getting them to "sit" properly on the figures, ie conform well to the sleeve. Look great and well worth the money.

Thanks for the review Vinnie.

Shaun
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 10:17 PM UTC
They do look interesting, and I'll probably be picking up a set.
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 10:28 PM UTC

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My only concern would be getting them to "sit" properly on the figures, ie conform well to the sleeve.



If they're anything as good as the Lion Roar 1/16 set, they should be thin & flexible enough to be shaped to the sleeve. Glue 'em onto the unpainted fig, so that once the sleeve is painted, it'll look like it's sewn on.
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 10:36 PM UTC
Thanks for the info David. Congrats on your literary award, too.

Shaun
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 10:52 PM UTC
Thanks, mate
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 11:03 PM UTC
David, unless you're very careful, I'd advise putting these on after painting. They're coloured, and I don't think the Lionroar ones are. They are thin enough to sit properly on any surface you care to put them on, and as mentioned in the review, the colours don't 'crack'.

Vinnie
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 12:36 AM UTC
Thank you Vinnie. These look really cool. I hope that they will produce more later on. I would like to see some 4th Infantry Division patches.

Thanks again, HARV
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 05:46 PM UTC
I found that the smaller badges don't hold very well when superglued onto a painted surface. Usually (particularly when weathering) pulls off a dot of paint and disappears into the carpet. Also, many dry-fits are necessary in order to bend a sleeve patch to the exact curvature of a shoulder or arm, often you have to press hard to get the right curve, and this might damage the sleeve paint finish. Another way is to use the wet paint as glue and apply the badges directly, but you'll have the same trouble. But my first suggestion is best because when you glue first and paint later, the paint on the uniform builds around the PE patch, making it look like its firmly sewn on. This doesn't matter, of course, with the Iron Cross and other pin-on metal badges. It doesn't matter that the PE is pre-painted because you will have to weather the badges to suit the uniform wear. These are just some of my experiences with the 1/16 PE.