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Decal Review

Archer Fine Transfers 1/35 M4A3E2 US 6th AD Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2008 Manufacturer Archer Fine Transfers
Subject M4A3E2 US 6th AD Scale 1/35
Set Number AR35277 Pros Interesting Sherman from one of Patton's combat battalions
Cons Skill Level Experienced
MSRP (USD) Out of Production

First Look

Those of you who've been modeling a while are familiar with the Archer Fine Transfers' line of markings. What is especially nice with Archer's products is that they are dry transfers, so you don't have to gloss coat your armor model just to avoid the ever-present threat of decal silvering which is common to waterslide decals that are applied to flat or rough paint surfaces. Simply rub these on and press on with your weathering.


Here is a new release from Archer's prolific line-up: this is a Sherman from the 15th Tank Battalion, 6th Armored Division. The 6th was Patton's command in . This set provides the hull numbers, US ID markings, unit emblem, weight, and tactical ID markings.

Overall these are all great sheets as we have come to expect no less from AFT, and they have not disappointed.

My sincere thanks to Archer Fine Transfers for this review sample.