1/48 AH-64 Decals... Help!

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1/48 AH-64 Decals... Help!

Postby Stuart » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:59 am

Hi Guys,

I'm trying to source some 1/48 US Army AH-64A decals. So far I've tried Hannants, ebay, Flying Leathernecks and TwoBobs - does anyone know of any other decal manufactures that do them.

I got my Airfix kit in the post otday and what's in the box isn't too inspiring - for starters they call it a YAH-46!!!
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Re: 1/48 AH-64 Decals... Help!

Postby Medicman71 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:08 am

Sorry. Can't find anything here yet. Still looking though.
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Re: 1/48 AH-64 Decals... Help!

Postby Stuart » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:11 am

Thanks Mike.

Bit of a pain actually - I can find plenty of 1/72 stuff but nowt in larger scale - not unless I pay £30+ for a Isradecal sheet.

If nothing else I might have to just find some generic US Army Helo decals and make use of them.
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Re: 1/48 AH-64 Decals... Help!

Postby Medicman71 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:12 am

I've checked all the model sites along with Amazon and eBay.
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Re: 1/48 AH-64 Decals... Help!

Postby Stuart » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:16 am

Yeah me too, and Squadron - thanks for taking the time to look Mike - much appreciated, at least I know it's not just me.

I was working my way through all the little decal supplier's too but I've run out of ones I know.

Did you get your AH-1Z and Huey decals sorted?
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Re: 1/48 AH-64 Decals... Help!

Postby Medicman71 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:24 am

Not yet. Not in any real hurry. I know Flying Leathernecks Decals will be doing some soon for both kits.
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Re: 1/48 AH-64 Decals... Help!

Postby Stikpusher » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:00 pm

Wow, I was just checking Scalemates for all 1/48 Apache stuff, and the pickings are slim indeed for decals. Most are non US, or later models, not the A like your kit. YAH-64? That’s what it was when I enlisted back when Ronnie and Maggie were in charge... :whistle:
But I digress. If you’re building this immediately, most any 1/48 US Army helicopter markings will do, For the most part, Apaches were marked generically with standardized markings (United States Army, serial number, stencils). Unit markings and personal art was hit and miss and pretty much only showed up in wartime. So decals for a Cobra or Huey of that time will work.
Now if you’re not building it anytime soon, and can wait a month or more, I have a Testors Apache kit in my stash and will not be building it in US markings, but will be doing it as IDF. So you are welcome to have that decal sheet. Decals are by Scale Master, which usually pretty good. However it’s an older secondhand kit that I bought off eBay, so I can’t vouch for them completely. I think that I may have some old Fujimi TOW Cobra decals as well. But as my stash is in Arizona and I’m in California for a few more weeks, you can see the reason for a delay.
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Re: 1/48 AH-64 Decals... Help!

Postby Stuart » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:38 pm

Hi Carlos,

That's a really kind offer and I'll certainly take you up on it if I can't source some others. I will be starting the kit fairly soon but it'll take me a while to build it anyway.

I'll scan up the decals that I have so you guys can see what I've got - maybe some of them might be usable if I go generic anyway. :hmm:

How long have you got until you're out in Arizona permanently?

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Re: 1/48 AH-64 Decals... Help!

Postby speedgraflex » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:01 pm

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You could try joining a FB Group? I know Marius and I are part of a European FB Group for custom decals. You might want to search and see if there is a UK based one!
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Re: 1/48 AH-64 Decals... Help!

Postby Stikpusher » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:06 pm

portman wrote:Hi Carlos,

That's a really kind offer and I'll certainly take you up on it if I can't source some others. I will be starting the kit fairly soon but it'll take me a while to build it anyway.

I'll scan up the decals that I have so you guys can see what I've got - maybe some of them might be usable if I go generic anyway. :hmm:

How long have you got until you're out in Arizona permanently?

Cheers!


Stuart, three more weeks until I’m in AZ full time. My last day of work is March 3rd. :whistle:
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