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Old 11 February 2005, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wink Americal griffin decals for 1/32nd scale planes

Howdy all, a friend of mine told me about a place in Texas or somplace in the Southwest, the name of which was, as far as he remembered, something called "Americal Griffin decals? Does this name ring a bell? I'm trying to find a set of Albert Ball's decals in 1/48th and maybe 1/32nd scale.I really need those W.W.1 British roundels. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11 February 2005, 02:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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AMERICAL/GRYPHON DECALS.. Please see this link for info http://home.sprintmail.com/~tbittners/AG/ Has printable order form etc...
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Old 11 February 2005, 03:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For Balls 56 squadron SE5 go with the Americals RAF built Se5/5a sheet. As for Nieuports I think that generic roundels, serial numbers and a little paint will get you there.IHTH,
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Old 13 February 2005, 12:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I TOO have been searching for these decals. I have a 1/32 Camel complete except for the roundels. I searched many sites on the web. If you want decals for every pilot of a ME (BF ) 109 they are there.

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I am old but even my daughter could not read the price list from that web site.
 
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Hello dear Forumites,

A month ago, I received a decal sheet from Americal/Gryphon decals. With this was enclosed a price list.

In 1/32nd, you'll find those sheets :

#64 Escadrille Lafayette, #113 Escadrille 3 - Ni 17, #120 No 1 squadron - Ni 17, #133 GC 12, Les Cigognes, Esc. 3, 26, 73, 103, #Spad XIII a/c of GC 12, #179 German Propeller Logos, #188 Jagdgeschwader II Fokker D.VII (I), #189 Jagdgeschwader II Fokker D.VII (II), #190 Jagdgeschwader I, Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII. Each of those sheets is priced at 12.5 $.

You'll find also generic sheets for German lozenge : #181 4 color lozenge (top), #182 4 color lozenge (bottom), #183 4 color lozenge (interior/reversed), #184 5 color lozenge (top), #181 5 color lozenge (bottom), #186 5 color lozenge (interior/reversed), #187 German rib tapes. Each of those sheet is priced at 6.5 $.

AFAIK, Dr Merril (the owner of Americal Gryphon decals) have no website or E-mail. You can contact him at : Americal/Gryphon Decals, 4373 Varsity Lane, Houston, TX 77004-6617.

I've no link with Americal or Dr Merril and was just a satisfied customer.

Hope this is little help for you.

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I TOO have been searching for these decals. I have a 1/32 Camel complete except for the roundels. I searched many sites on the web. If you want decals for every pilot of a ME (BF ) 109 they are there.

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I am old but even my daughter could not read the price list from that web site.
You should be able to print the price list out from that graphic.
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The pricelist on the website will expand. Just put the cursor on the pic, and in the lower right corner will appear a small yellow box that has arrows pointing out. Click on it to make it larger. JW
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WWI decals in general

This thread made me wonder about the paucity of WWI-era decals in general. One of the pleasures of aeroplanes of this period is the wide range of colorful markings, but unless you're building an Albatros or a Fokker, you're pretty much SOL. Take the 1/32 Hobbycraft Nieuport and SPAD -- perfectly nice kits that cry out for markings, but nary a sheet has been released by a major-league sheetmaker. (FCM and Americal, I haven't forgotten you!)
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This thread made me wonder about the paucity of WWI-era decals in general. One of the pleasures of aeroplanes of this period is the wide range of colorful markings, but unless you're building an Albatros or a Fokker, you're pretty much SOL. Take the 1/32 Hobbycraft Nieuport and SPAD -- perfectly nice kits that cry out for markings, but nary a sheet has been released by a major-league sheetmaker. (FCM and Americal, I haven't forgotten you!)
It's all down to how much money a decal maker can make. WW1 32nd is not that popular. Yet.
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Old 16 March 2005, 12:54 AM   #10 (permalink)
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No 1/32 Camel decals.

But Trumpteer, Revell, Hobbycraft, Has, all thing this is a good scale.

Maybe Roden will try it.
 
 

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