Archer Transfers AR35214 German instrument faces,
AR35215 German information placards
German Instrument Faces
German Information Placards
Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner
|Stock Number and Description
||Archer Transfers AR35214 German instrument
faces, AR35215 German information placards.
|Media and Contents:
||Rub down decals
USD$9.95 available online from
Archer Fine Transfers
||Perfect register, accurate renditions, easy
application, much needed items.
help produce that ultimate SdKfz 251, 250 or 11, Archer has produced
a new set of transfers for the driving compartment.
AR35214 consists of a variety of
instrument faces and these are located on a single sheet.
Being “dry transfers”, they are
designed to be rubbed onto the surface of the model. Thus there is
no need for the usual carrier film that can potentially cause
For those that like the traditional “wet” approach, this can also be
accommodated. Simply rub the items onto clear decal film, cut out,
soak in water and float them onto your subject.
Although the instruments presented are designed for the
aforementioned halftracks, they could easily be utilised for other
Six sets of dial faces are catered for, so you are not likely to run
out of them in a hurry.
Included items are oil and pressure gauges, a speedometer, wheel
position indicator and of course a rev-counter.
The instruction sheet is excellent regarding the general placement
of these items but should be used as a guide only.
compliments the above by providing all the necessary placards to be
found in this area. Forty seven items are presented in total with
the least repetitive item being the manufacturer’s plates of which
three are supplied.
The sizes of each type are varied and whether you need a gear stick
position indicator or a genetic information plaque, you’re sure to
find it here.
All of the items are faithfully reproduced and are not merely
The printing is exceptional with my examples being in perfect
Previous experience has found the product easy to use, thanks to the
flat surfaces that these will be applied to.
It is recommended that a clear protective coat is applied after
application as this will save the items from potential damage. Gloss
acrylics work best for this type of product and many of the other
formulas should cause no harm. Be weary of those that are lacquer
based though as over indulgence will cause the ink to run.
These transfers are the ultimate
for sprucing up your halftrack.
They give the driver’s compartment
and surrounding area the “lift” it needs to look like a true replica
of the original.
There are no registration issues and the ease of application
shouldn’t pose a problem to any modeller. There are multiple
renditions of each item so the products can be used for several
The perfect pampering for your halftracks.
Archer Fine Transfers for the review samples
Text and Images by Rob
Page Created 05 May, 2006
Page Last Updated
04 May, 2006