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Although I have not compared them with Dick's new Microscale
sets (which are more complete
and certainly easier to use) to Champ's old PFE super-set, I
used the Champ set to replace
most of the lettering that came with a Sunshine kit as I found
it was extremely accurate.
On 11/14/2019 9:16 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:
Dick Harley wrote:
Tichy PFE decals have lettering that
is the wrong size and shape - some too big, some too small.
The numbers are the wrong size, and their shape is nowhere
near what PFE (and SP and UP) used. The UP medallions are
the wrong shape and style.
Compare lettering to the SPH&TS painting &
lettering book, or new Microscale sets 87-501 or 60-501.
Compare medallions to the book or Microscale 87-414 or
Tichy's PFE artwork is just not accurate - or even
Dick is exactly right. I haven't bought any Tichy
PFE decals, because I rely on the "gold standard," the new
Microscale sets with Dick's superb artwork, taken from PFE
drawings. But I recently looked at a friend's PFE set from
TIchy, and as Dick says, not even close. I have no idea what,
if anything, these decals are based on, but obviously not the
prototype. Caveat emptor.