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Title: Red Cross decals...
Post by: U-33 on March 23, 2012, 11:34:11 am
Anyone got any ideas as to where I may be able to buy a set of Red Cross vinyl/waterslide/whatever/ decals as used on hospital ships?

I'm going to build my QM2 as she would look if ever she were called up for hospital ship duties, something like the ship in the pic below.


(http://s17.postimage.org/l7x8fknyz/peace_ark_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/l7x8fknyz/)


Rich
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: Tug-Kenny on March 23, 2012, 11:42:51 am

Could you try Red insulation tape ?


ken
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: 6705russell on March 23, 2012, 11:46:45 am
Hi Rich

I would get a piece of red vinly from a local signwriters and cut them out to required size...

Russ
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: U-33 on March 23, 2012, 11:48:13 am
I'd thought of that Ken...but it didn't look sort of 'right'. Know what I mean? There's always a hump where the two pieces go over one another. Unless I make them up out of individual pieces on a separate base...
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: U-33 on March 23, 2012, 11:49:49 am
Hi Rich

I would get a piece of red vinly from a local signwriters and cut them out to required size...

Russ

That's another way of doing it Russ...I'll ask Nige(Caddick), he's the man for that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: 6705russell on March 23, 2012, 11:52:18 am
If you draw the outline you can sharp-blade them out then...

Russ
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: DickyD on March 23, 2012, 12:08:14 pm
Red coach lining and make each cross with 3 pieces of coach lining.
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: U-33 on March 23, 2012, 12:14:31 pm
Red coach lining and make each cross with 3 pieces of coach lining.


3 pieces? Go on...


Rich
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: DickyD on March 23, 2012, 12:18:11 pm
Not rocket science Rich.

One length right through either vertical or horizontal and two short bits butted up to the long bit to form the cross.

That way no overlap.
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: DickyD on March 23, 2012, 12:19:15 pm
Coach lining different widths.

http://www.modellettering.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=50
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: U-33 on March 23, 2012, 12:22:48 pm
Not rocket science Rich.

One length right through either vertical or horizontal and two short bits butted up to the long bit to form the cross.

That way no overlap.

I knew that...I was just checking that you were on the same wavelength as me.   %)


Cheers Dicky..


Rich
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: CJ on March 23, 2012, 01:53:31 pm
Rich,

For the red cross on my RML http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=35249.0 I used self adhesive vinyl from these guys,as below...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Self-Adhesive-Vinyl-Coloured-Stickers-Sheets-Roll-Sign-Set-Sticky-Back-Plastic/110755262819?ssPageName=WDVW&rd=1&ih=001&category=46742&cmd=ViewItem

It comes in sheets so you can have a few tries 1st, just draw out and cut with a sharp blade - waterproof and even varnished over the top with no reaction at all so highly recommended.

Basically same as what Russ said  :embarrassed:

CJ
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: U-33 on March 23, 2012, 02:47:49 pm
That looks good to me CJ, just ordered a sheet of that to play with.

Many thanks,


Rich
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: CJ on March 29, 2012, 10:34:42 am
Good Luck Rich,

Hope it works out OK.

CJ
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: emlra on April 01, 2012, 05:23:33 pm
BW Models (1/72 scale white Metal vehicle specialists) do decals for their Ambulance models
Depending on the dimensions required, they may be worth a look;

Rex
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: slug on April 02, 2012, 07:16:55 am
you may find that local signwriting firms will be able to cut them out for you a firm near me cuts cutsl letters down to 5mm as long as its on the cutter program they do it slug
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: U-33 on April 02, 2012, 11:51:48 am
CJ's link was ideal, the material was perfect, and dead easy to use....I've ordered a few more sheets to play with for the decals on my new Spearfish.

Thanks all,


Rich
Title: Re: Red Cross decals...
Post by: CJ on April 02, 2012, 01:10:06 pm
Glad it worked out OK Rich !!  :D

CJ