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Little perturbed with Walther's kit
« on: December 25, 2013, 03:09:23 PM »
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I purchased Bud's Trucking Co for my sons under-the-bed layout for Christmas.  In the description for the kit, it says "colorful sign decals".  In the box is not decals, but signs printed on a medium-heavy card stock.  Since when did Walthers start doing this ?  The decals would be so much nicer for a finished product

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Re: Little perturbed with Walther's kit
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 07:58:33 AM »
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I purchased Bud's Trucking Co for my sons under-the-bed layout for Christmas.  In the description for the kit, it says "colorful sign decals".  In the box is not decals, but signs printed on a medium-heavy card stock.  Since when did Walthers start doing this ?  The decals would be so much nicer for a finished product
Probably somebody at Walthers got tired of hearing complaints about the dried-out, brittle decals in kits that had sat on shelves for several years before purchase.
Of course, it would be nice if they changed the wording on the box description to reflect this, so you know what to expect when you open the box.
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Re: Little perturbed with Walther's kit
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 08:10:34 AM »
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I purchased Bud's Trucking Co for my sons under-the-bed layout for Christmas.  In the description for the kit, it says "colorful sign decals".  In the box is not decals, but signs printed on a medium-heavy card stock.  Since when did Walthers start doing this ?  The decals would be so much nicer for a finished product

Just so we're speaking the same language:  the water slide decals they usually include require cutting (and subsequent water-sliding  :tommann: ).  They never include decals that looked like "stickers".  So if they are indeed printing on cardstock, that is news to me.

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Re: Little perturbed with Walther's kit
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2013, 08:31:12 AM »
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Perhaps you could scan and print to clear decal paper, if Walthers is no longer including decals.

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Re: Little perturbed with Walther's kit
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2013, 04:25:35 PM »
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Just so we're speaking the same language:  the water slide decals they usually include require cutting (and subsequent water-sliding  :tommann: ).  They never include decals that looked like "stickers".  So if they are indeed printing on cardstock, that is news to me.

No, these are not water slide decals.  They are signs printed on what I'm guessing is 110 lb card stock (happen to have a stack at my desk).  In the directions, it says "To mount signs, simply cut the desired name and, using a small drop of white glue on the back, glue it in place" 

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Re: Little perturbed with Walther's kit
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2013, 07:13:42 PM »
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Well, that sucks.   Too bad they changed it up.

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Re: Little perturbed with Walther's kit
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2013, 09:37:32 PM »
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A while ago. I can remember purchasing a few Walthers HO kits back in 2002-2003 that had signs printed on cardstock and not decals.
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Re: Little perturbed with Walther's kit
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 10:09:52 PM »
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Probably somebody at Walthers got tired of hearing complaints about the dried-out, brittle decals in kits that had sat on shelves for several years before purchase.
Of course, it would be nice if they changed the wording on the box description to reflect this, so you know what to expect when you open the box.

LOL if they were priced reasonably they would not sit on shelves for years  :(
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Re: Little perturbed with Walther's kit
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2014, 09:22:03 AM »
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I was at a hobby shop last week, and one of the new Walthers kits did indeed specify cut and glue signage on the label.
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Re: Little perturbed with Walther's kit
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2014, 07:30:01 PM »
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Anything to save $0.01 when it comes to Walther's. I am surprised they changed the working on the box. That must of cost them $.