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Warning Signs & Labels
Warning Signs & Labels
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

Introduction
Matho Models increases their range of 1/35 decals with item 35101, a sheet of Warning Signs & Labels. Matho Models is known for his wide range of diorama products spanning decades: plants; 3D printing; photo-etched fences; resin items; ceramic walls; decals; and more. While Matho Models focuses on 1/35, many of these products are suitable for other scales.

Warning Signs & Labels
These decals are crisply printed with opaque ink upon very thin carrier film. Matho Models states the following features:
    water-slide decals with separated film (they come off automatically one-by-one, no need to cut to the edges)
    semi-matte finish
    ultra-thin decal will adapt well to any surface
    Hi-definition printing gives a crisp result, even in the smallest details
    colors are accurate and colorfast
    1:35 scale, but can also be used for other scales

The printed area of the decals extend almost to the edge of the decal film. No trimming involved.

Instructions
Matho Models includes directions for use of these decals on Warning Signs & Labels' webpage. What is listed about only soaking the decals for 5-10 seconds - pay heed. My first M.M. decal began to curl in the water and it was difficult to unwrap it. The next decal was 5-10 seconds in the water and performed great.

Except for the curling (operator error) these decals are easy to use.

Conclusion
Warning Signs & Labels should be popular with modelers of the modern era. The crisp opaque printing, exceptionally thin carrier film, and minimal excess film along the edges are what decals should be. The only potential low is if you soak the decal too long and they curl.

These decals were very easy to use. They look great and are versatile in that they can be used with other scales. Recommended.

Please remember to mention to vendors and retailers that you saw this product here - on ARMORAMA.
SUMMARY
Highs: Crisp opaque printing. Minimal carrier film. Bright colors.
Lows: Just do not soak decals too long.
Verdict: They look great and are versatile in that they can be used with other scales.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35101
  PUBLISHED: Dec 07, 2020
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.04%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 93.75%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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Comments

Very cool. Thank you for the review Fred. I need to get a couple sets of those for my post-apocalyptic projects. Thank you, Randy
DEC 06, 2020 - 05:19 PM
   

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