Two 9" by 4"
sheets that contain large black numerals for the flight decks of
World War Two U.S. Navy Fleet Aircraft Carriers, particularly
Yorktown and Essex-class ships. The decal provides numbers in the
following quantities: 1 x 4; 2 x 4; 3 x 4, and 4 through 0 x 2 each.
Also supplied are the following ships' names in black: Lexington
(two names provided), Saratoga (two names provided), and one sample
each of Wasp, Yorktown, Enterprise, Hornet, Essex, Intrepid,
Franklin, Ticonderoga, Randolph, Bunker Hill, Hancock, Bennington,
Boxer, Bon Homme Richard, Leyte, Kearsarge, Antietam, Princeton,
Shangri La, Lake Champlain, Tarawa, Valley Forge, and Philippine
Sea. All decals are printed in flat black with the deck numerals
having flat clear carrier film over the color image areas only. All
numbers have correct configurations and sizes based on study of
aerial photos of actual WW2 USN carriers.
large flight deck numbers have been designed to eliminate the clear
carrier film effect from the hollow areas of the numbers and this
makes the decal numerals EXTREMELY delicate after they have been
dipped in water. To avoid problems, allow the image to thoroughly
loosen from the paper backing sheet and slide the image VERY GENTLY
using small movements onto the plastic model's surface. Make certain
the model's surface is thoroughly wetted before attempting to slide
the decal onto it or tearing and fracturing may result.
Use a number that won't be needed on your model to practice your
techniques before committing yourself to the actual numbers you