Monday, March 21, 2011 - 11:48 AM UTC
Archer Fine Transfers continues to offer the modeler what has become Archer's hallmark, of allowing the modeler to express their own personal preferences, plus offering innovation through color and now resin.
Here is a rundown of what's new, and items I found intriguing as possibilities for the AFV modeler coming from Archer's railroad side.

AR88054 - M4A3(76) HVSS resin foundry symbols

Enough for one vehicle with extras and options. All symbols are resin cast onto clear decal film and apply like regular decals under the paint. Exhaustive research guarantees that your model's foundry symbols are correct. The set also includes extra numbers with instructions so you can customize your model to make it completely unique. Comes with illustrated instructions.
~ Researched by Kurt Laughlin

AR35344 - Opel Blitz instruments and placards 1/35

Precise fit for the CyberModel 6670 kit
Enough for four vehicles with extras in case you mess up or find a use for them on other models. Corrects kit instruments which are the wrong colors. Transfers are precise fit in that the instrument pointers and tick marks match the kit details perfectly. Comes with illustrated placement instructions and Wet Medium Paper for easy and accurate positioning.
~ Researched by Norm Samuelson

AR35345 - M4A1 Late Sherman "BATTLING BITCH" 1/35

Sheet contains marking for one vehicle with extras. Includes illustrated placement instructions.
~ Researched by John Hale

AR35343 - Feldherrnhalle Division Sd.Kfz. 250/1 Ausf. B 1/35

Builds one vehicle with extras. Comes with illustrated instructions.
~ Researched by Roddy MacDougall

AR35341 - 6th Panzer Division Sd.Kfz. 250/9 Ausf. B 1/35

Builds one vehicle with extras. Comes with illustrated instructions.
~ Researched by Roddy MacDougall

AR35340 - 6th Panzer Division Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. J (Late) 1/35

Builds one vehicle with extras. Comes with illustrated instructions.

I would also encourage you to take a look at Archer's line of resin railroad bridge rivets for N, HO and O scale. They're on a decal backing which makes positioning them much easier on your vehicles than the standard resin or photo-etch offerings... and most of us need all the time we can get positioning tiny bumps on our AFVs!

As usual, Archer offers their products either direct, or from your favorite hobby store.
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This resin stuff looks really interesting. I'd like one day to see how that actually works in person. Are they just raised 'embossed' style decals that fix onto the surface with the carrier film?
MAR 21, 2011 - 10:21 PM
Below is a picture of a scratchbuilt winch with Archer "cast" letters They do indeed apply just like decals, I would estimate the thickness at somewhere around .007" and there is enough texture for them to appear cast. They were very user-friendly to work with.
MAR 22, 2011 - 02:48 AM
Its super thin resin on the carrier film... so you apply it like a decal before paint (or even primer)
MAR 22, 2011 - 03:36 AM
I bought a generic sheet of casting marks to use on my 1/48 Sherman build. This will be my first time using them and I'm looking forward to it. If I can, I'll take a short video for you, if that would be of any help Jon?
MAR 22, 2011 - 03:49 AM
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