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USAFline update - 1/48 vietnam revetments & 1/72 AGE decals

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Hi all, 

For those of you with an interest, we (at USAFline) have just released our Vietnam 12' revetments in t/48 to complement the existing 1/72 set - see https://www.usafline.com/index.php/products-by-scale/1-48/view/productdetails/virtuemart_product_id/6/virtuemart_category_id/4. 

We will hopefully have 1/144 versions out soon - we have them in stock but I haven't had chance to prepare instructions as yet... 

Finally, we will be releasing a decal sheet to aid marking 1/72 USAF vehicles and AGE - it provides tape strips in black and white. 

Chris 
USAFline - www.usafline.com

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It sound good.  It's a shame you can't make those stripes reflective for the yellow ground equipment.

 

Are you doing the complete set of vehicle markings?  This would not only include the door markings but rear license plates.  Normal vehicles used a code that started with the last two numbers of the vehicle's year, such as 70.  Then came the class, which was usually a "B", then its serial number, usually 3-4 numbers.  Large fire vehicles probably had a higher letter, maybe a "L" or more.  In the A.F. police combat vehicles normally carried a "K" code.  This went on something as small as a M-151 to armored vehicles.  Above this code were the U.S. Air Force and under it "For Official Use Only"  If the vehicle was blue, the type was yellow, if green, it was black.  The license plates were simplified, the name of the base and then USAF.

 

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On 10/26/2016 at 3:03 AM, ikar said:

 

It sound good.  It's a shame you can't make those stripes reflective for the yellow ground equipment.

 

Are you doing the complete set of vehicle markings?  This would not only include the door markings but rear license plates.  Normal vehicles used a code that started with the last two numbers of the vehicle's year, such as 70.  Then came the class, which was usually a "B", then its serial number, usually 3-4 numbers.  Large fire vehicles probably had a higher letter, maybe a "L" or more.  In the A.F. police combat vehicles normally carried a "K" code.  This went on something as small as a M-151 to armored vehicles.  Above this code were the U.S. Air Force and under it "For Official Use Only"  If the vehicle was blue, the type was yellow, if green, it was black.  The license plates were simplified, the name of the base and then USAF.

 

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Hi Bob,

 

We did look at this, but there's no practical way of doing it in 1/72 - the decals are just too small. And when you look at pictures of the real thing they appear pretty dull - the white especially...

 

As regards "full" vehicle markings, I did look into doing number plates for the P-19 but they were so small they would have been pretty much unreadable! We have considered a set with door markings - these would be just about readable in 1/72 so it's certainly an option - the main issue being that it would have to be vehicle specific as they'd be too small to allow the modeller to make up their own numbers! Something to look into though - maybe in yellow (for security vehicles) and black (for green vehicles) ?

 

Chris

USAFline

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On 10/26/2016 at 1:50 PM, Rich in name only said:

Yes!   Have a semi-completed stash of commercial vehicles to paint blue and.... no decals!

 

This won't solve THAT problem unfortunately - it's more to simplify marking AGE and flight line vehicles... But ikar has raised the question about door markings...

 

Chris

USAFline

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At that time, all A.F. standard vehicles, cars, pickups, step vans, delivery trucks and such were that dark blue I think they called strata blue.  The fire department was yellow and our combat vehicles were green with black markings.  Of course, there were exceptions:

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