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Hudson & Allen Studios - WWII German Defense of Berlin and Panzerfaust Markings

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1/9 and 1/16 scale decals - split sheet.

The ‘Panzerfaust’ is one of the best known German anti-tank weapons. It was a single shot disposable weapon, the first versions being the 30M which had a range of 30 meters and the “Klein” 30M. By 1944, the 30M was generally replaced by the 60M and the lOOM was available
November of that year. The warhead itself had a large label with instructions for use applied to it. Ours were taken from surviving examples and from left to right on the sheet are for the 60M, 30M, and 30M “Klein.” These weapons appeared in dark gray, dark green, and sand tan. The "beware of blast" stencils for the launcher tube are in yellow for the dark schemes and red for the light finishes. The proof stamps in the lower left of this part of the sheet appeared on the head and tube of the weapons

Anyone who has ever used water slide decals is familiar with the procedure for using "HUDSON & ALLEN” decals. The area to receive the decal should be coated with a clear gloss to give a good surface for the decal to adhere to. This will also help to hide the decal film. After consulting your references to determine which size decal you need to use and its correct placement, carefully cut the desired part out from the decal sheet. Soak the cut out decal in warm water until the decal can easily be slid off the paper backing. Do not slide the decal off the paper backing until you have removed the decal and backing paper from the water and are ready to position the decal. You may wish to lightly moisten the area of the model that is to receive the decal. You may also wish to use one of several decal “setting solutions” to help the decal lie flat on the model and to conform to the surface of any curves or wrinkles. Now carefully slide the decal from the paper backing and onto the model. Discard the paper backing, and gently pat the excess water from the surface of the decal and model using a cotton swab, a lint free cloth, or a piece of tissue. While patting the decal, make sure that no air bubbles are trapped under the surface of the decal. If air bubbles are present, carefully work them to the edge of the decal and out from under it. Be careful not to move your decal out of position while patting it. although, at this stage. it is easy to push it back into place. Wait at least 24 hours before handling your figure to proceed to the next step. After the decals are completely dry, they should be covered with a clear flat paint to protect the decal and to hide the decal carrier film. We have chosen to manufacture our decals using the thinnest film possible, but you must still build up a thin layer of clear flat thick enough to hide the carrier or the effect of having the markings stenciled on the equipment will be lost. With a little patience and a little practice you will soon be comfortable with the process, and be producing beautifully decaled models.