Normandy Road Signs
|Kit #: 72090||Preview by Rob Haelterman|
This set covers a number of road signs typical of the Normandy area. The instruction sheet gives pictures of the actual sign, some of which clearly showing US soldiers, confirming that they were taken during WW2. The design of the decals corresponds very well to the real signs.
The modeler is left to create the pole and plate, and in the case of the white direction signs, to paint the black border. The pictures will come in handy to obtain a faithful reproduction.
at the decals themselves, it is immediately clear that they are printed
to a very high resolution, with only a very slight trace of pixelation;
even the smaller text are still readable. The only thing that gives
them away as not being printed by the big decal companies is that
they are printed on continuous film. Being laserjet printed, it is
also wise to protect them before weathering starts on the model. In
fact, one of my decals showed small damage (which might be due to
my own clumsiness), but (if you can spot it on the scan below) it
might easily pass for some battle damage.
Scale continues to expand its series of well-printed decals. This
set will really enhance a Normandy diorama and one can hope that Braille
Scale expands its range with similar signs from other areas.
Review sample kindly provided by Braille Strike.