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StrafingRunGames
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Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Fri, 27 April 2007 05:29
I work as a graphic designer in a sign shop, which is a very good thing when you are a gamer!

Check out these decals I came up with for the Mem44 tanks. They are precision-cut with a machine and made of adhesive-backed vinyl. No need for water like standard decals - they just peel and stick. I used the tip of an exacto blade to put mine on and it took about 10-15 minutes per Army. If you'd like to see more pictures of these, please email me at Strafingrungames@yahoo.com or PM me.

Let me know what you think! I feel like they add a whole new dimension to the tanks. I'll post a pic of a Sherman in the next post...

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e130/BUZZ122/DSC00819.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e130/BUZZ122/DSC00820.jpg

[Updated on: Fri, 27 April 2007 05:32]

      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Fri, 27 April 2007 05:31
Here is the Sherman. If anyone is running any kind of big mem44 tournament for the Cons, etc. I would be happy to provide a free set or two for prizes if anyone is interested.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e130/BUZZ122/DSC00828.jpg
      
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  Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Fri, 27 April 2007 12:28
They look great. Making me wish I worked there.
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Fri, 27 April 2007 20:29
You might try adding a white outline to the German cross to make it stand out more.
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Fri, 27 April 2007 20:35
that is easier said than done when working with vinyl. The smaller it is the harder it is to work with. I too used to work for a sign company and was able to make all sorts of cool stuff. Too bad I wasn't a gamer back then Sad I can't tell you how many times I wished I were still working there so I could mount and laminate boards and cards and such!!!
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Fri, 27 April 2007 20:41
TGov wrote on Fri, 27 April 2007 14:35

that is easier said than done when working with vinyl. The smaller it is the harder it is to work with. I too used to work for a sign company and was able to make all sorts of cool stuff. Too bad I wasn't a gamer back then Sad I can't tell you how many times I wished I were still working there so I could mount and laminate boards and cards and such!!!


I wanted to laminate a hand made 3' x 3' board but I thought the $36 price was too high.
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Fri, 27 April 2007 20:55
ya, I used to laminate these giant posters that I made for around $1 or $2 a square foot Smile Sometimes less! Believe me, that is about the only thing I miss about working there.
      
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  Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Thu, 10 May 2007 04:36
I could do the German decals in white but the black actually shows up much better in real life.

Would anyone be interested in buying sets of these if they were ever offered up for sale? I would like to gauge interest.

      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Thu, 10 May 2007 12:53
Would you be making one for the Japanese tanks also?
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Thu, 10 May 2007 14:44
Sure, little red circles? Not sure if that would be historically accurate on the tanks but we used to make them for the Japanese planes in Axis & Allies. Once the planes are released for Mem44 I already plan to make decals for the wings.
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Fri, 11 May 2007 01:31
They all look real cool, but the Sherman wins as the best decal of the lot. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on these. And hey, there's always E-Bay. I bet you'd sell a bunch on there.

I'm going to the Origins Game Expo in July....if I see anyone with something similar, I'll try and remember this topic and let you know what they're selling for Smile
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Fri, 11 May 2007 05:00
The only problem in selling something like this on eBay is that I would have to put "memoir '44" in the title and I don't have DOWs permission to do that. They would have to be marketed as a generic world war 2 decal set...
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Sun, 13 May 2007 02:40
With all the miniatures out there, both gaming and diarama, I still think even selling them "generic" on E-Bay would turn a sweet profit. Market them under "WWII Miniatures" and the customers will come, I bet.

.....and if you do, and make a nice hefty profit, remember your old buddy Whiterook with a free set Very Happy
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Sun, 13 May 2007 14:00
Good to have you here on the forums, Whiterook Wink I'd want a set of those to, especially if the German tanks got additional white linings around the black cross (just like the real ones)! So Mr Whiterook, please go ahead giving good advice to StrafingRun Razz
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Tue, 15 May 2007 02:48
Thanks New Romance...welcome to you, as well. This forum is a very cool place to park and learn more about our favorite game!!

Yes, StrafingRun has a winner with these decals.
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Tue, 15 May 2007 05:26
You both have PMs! woohoo
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Tue, 29 May 2007 21:25
I'm interested in purchasing some decals for my sets also. Lately I've been planning on painting my figures, tanks, sandbags, etc... and have some questions. Would your decal stick on painted mini M44 tanks? And is it better to stick on decal before putting on a protective coating? Thanks.
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Thu, 31 May 2007 21:00
The decals will stick to paint with no problem - I would add the final coat AFTER adding them.

Anyone looking for decals can email me at strafingrungames@yahoo.com

Thanks!

Steve
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Mon, 18 June 2007 07:35
Hi gang, decals look great, sill would be nice to add numbers on the turrets. I know i'd start to look crowded, so what about reducing the national symbol a bit to accommodate numbers? Feasible?

ps: Ultra cool to see cyrillic eriting on Sov. tanks.

Shot out !!

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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Mon, 18 June 2007 19:06
105mm Howitzer wrote on Sun, 17 June 2007 22:35



ps: Ultra cool to see cyrillic eriting on Sov. tanks.




like this?...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/212155

or this...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/212154

These are the Perrin decals...a little hard to find now it seems...but to be honest, as you can see with the KV's large turret, it would be very hard to put some of these on the T-34's
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Tue, 19 June 2007 06:15
Up the Red Front, Tovarich. Inspirational. All you need is some weathering and it would be complete. Great work.

Shot out !!!

The Sarge.
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Tue, 19 June 2007 06:17
Brummbär wrote on Mon, 18 June 2007 13:06

105mm Howitzer wrote on Sun, 17 June 2007 22:35



ps: Ultra cool to see cyrillic eriting on Sov. tanks.




like this?...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/212155

or this...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/212154

These are the Perrin decals...a little hard to find now it seems...but to be honest, as you can see with the KV's large turret, it would be very hard to put some of these on the T-34's

Unless you slice up the decal in half lenghtwise, and trim off the edges. Still, I see your point. There's only so much detail you can put in at this scale.
      
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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Tue, 26 June 2007 09:23
Strafingrun, I would be very interested in purchasing some of these (already have the stickers for the A&A: Pacific). Though, for both asthetic's and historical accuracy's sake, the German cross needs a white outline.

Also, any chance of (re)releasing some stickers for A&A Revised and/or Europe?

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Re:Pictures of Cool Tank Decals! Tue, 17 July 2007 23:27
PM sent and yes I can still make all of the old A&A decals
      
    
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