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Lion Roar US WW2 Vehicle Stencils
wbill76
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 03:26 PM UTC
Matthew Quiroz (red4) takes a look at 2 sets of Lion Roar photo-etch stencils to reproduce US WW2 Military Vehicle markings of various types.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 05:24 PM UTC
Nice review, Q, I haven't seen these before. Looking forward to the German ones you have, may have to pick a set up.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 07:22 PM UTC
James, Thanks for the kudos. They are a great addition to the work bench. Just wish I had the time and models being built that needed them. Currently lots of aircraft on the bench awaiting their "turn" as it were. I think I am going to grab an old armor piece to use as the demo model for test driving these stencils. The german ones are way cool. Stay tuned for that review. Hopefully I can get it knocked out in the next couple of days while my decals are drying on my aircraft! Thanks, "Q"
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007 - 02:27 AM UTC
I have a set or two of the stencils from various companies, and have always been hesitant about using them, as I'm not sure how they conform over curved hoods, etc.
I can see taping the edges, but doesn't the center points of the stars raise?
Maybe a little rubber cement on the back?
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007 - 10:20 PM UTC
I have the LAM004 set and like the results. The problem is not losing all the small letters and numbers after use.
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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2007 - 01:11 AM UTC

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The problem is not losing all the small letters and numbers after use


I found that the small sealable plastic baggies work great for holding these things after removing them from their fret. The baggies I like are the small ones that I found in the jewelry making section of a local Hobby Lobby. I'm sure there are other places to find them. Cost is great too. I think I paid about $2 for 100 count stack. Enough to last me a good long while. "Q"