In-Box Review
First Look:WW2 US Registration Markings

by: Pawel Krupowicz [ VODNIK ]

In the set we get one sheet (approx. 8.5mm x 11.5mm) of dry transfers of registration and bumper numbers for World War II US Army military vehicles. The sheet comes packed in a plastic zip-bad stapled to a cardboard "flap", with generic instructions of application of transfers on nine color photos (showing different transfer set though). There is no information given in instructions about the proper use of provided markings on vehicles, but there is a mention of sample applications being shown on MIG website (http://www.migproductions.com/transfer/examples/3231ins.htm - one a bit funny error in this document is the use of one Russian word in the middle of English text, but otherwise it is very useful to identify various codes used).

On the sheet we get 25 lines of letters and numbers, all in one "non stencil" typeface and in one size (approx. 2.2mm high). There is a lot of individual digits provided, plus some individual letters and various "pre-assembled" groups of letters, like "U.S.A", "U.S. Army" or "HQ", and digits, like "00", "20" and so on. For ease of use there is also a few ready to use registration numbers given - groups of six or eight randomly assembled number, e.g. "483687". Included are also six outline triangles for armored division symbol.

While the set is described as "WWII" it can actually be very useful for modelers building US armor from Korean and Vietnam conflict as well, particularly "U.S. ARMY" markings, which replaced earlier "U.S.A." in mid 1950s.

The MIG dry transfers set should be very useful for many US military vehicle modelers and markings applied using this technique usually look much better than standard decals.

Many thanks to Miguel Jimenez of MIG Productions for the review sample!
The MIG Productions dry transfers set contains one sheet with various white bumper and registration numbers for US vehicles.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: MW 3.231
  Related Link: MIG Productions website
  PUBLISHED: Jun 13, 2005
  NATIONALITY: United States

About Pawel Krupowicz (Vodnik)

As first lines of this bio appear under all my reviews, I feel it is important that I start with this information: In March 2005 I ventured into the other side of modeling "industry" - I was not only building model kits, but also helping design them as a consultant for Dragon Models Ltd.. These days...

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    Generic dry transfer application instructions.