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Title: Wanting 1/32 RAF badges, wings and cuff stripes
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 08, 2020, 12:20:00 am
Hey, folks

Does anyone know if there are any transfer sheets that have any 1/32 RAF pilot's wings, cap badges and cuff stripes?

There aren't a lot of mainstream figures and fewer that aren't in flying suits, so I suspect not, but you never can tell.

I'm trying to paint my own onto a clear transfer sheet and though it's going ok, if there's something aftermarket available it would be a lot easier. And neater!


Thanks for any thoughts.
Title: Re: Wanting 1/32 RAF badges, wings and cuff stripes
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 08, 2020, 05:06:43 am
How about scaling some RW photos of the insignia and printing them onto the decal sheet?

It should work quite well in 1/32, anything smaller and it'd be difficult to see the details of course.
Title: Re: Wanting 1/32 RAF badges, wings and cuff stripes
Post by: NARSES2 on October 08, 2020, 06:08:24 am
Now Eduard do 1/35 scale etched rank insignia and unit badges and Archer Fine Art Transfers do 1/35  scale  rank insignia etc, but I'm not sure if they do RAF (they do British Army amongst others) so the type of thing you want is out there, but in 1/35. Now I swear I've also seen some printed resin unit and rank badges together with decorations, but can't remember who by.
Title: Re: Wanting 1/32 RAF badges, wings and cuff stripes
Post by: kitnut617 on October 08, 2020, 11:11:48 am
Eduard does these in 1/48, is this like what you're after?

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/eduard-49043-raf-ranks-wwii--117716

Also these;

https://www.eduard.com/eduard/photo-etched-parts/photo-etched-set/aircraft/1-48/raf-insignia-and-medals-wwii-1-48.html

If you could find them you could scan them and scale them up.
Title: Re: Wanting 1/32 RAF badges, wings and cuff stripes
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 08, 2020, 01:19:00 pm
Thanks gents - very useful data which gives me some ideas for options.

Robert - yes, that's the sort of thing. More than I'll ever need on the fret, of course, but isn't that always the way?!

The scanning idea should work well. Even if I got it printed photo quality onto paper, that would be fine.

I will have to take some screen grabs of the frets, and maybe some full size badges, too.

Cheers, one and all!