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Warning and Caution Tape - Eng
Double Sided Warning and Caution Tape A - English
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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Introduction
Double Sided Warning and Caution Tape A - English is a new 1/35 diorama accessory from Matho Models. It is Item 35108 and features 15 styles of tapes.

Diorama modelers of the modern era should find this set indispensable. These tapes are versatile and can be used with military and civilian scenes.

The Set
Double Sided Warning and Caution Tape is printed on thin glossy paper. Each design is reproduced on the opposite side of the sheet, allowing modelers to drape and wrap the tape as desired, without worrying about a blank side. The sheet is an A5 sized sheet. That size allows tape lengths of up to 15 feet/4⅔ meters in 1/35.

Fifteen types are provided:
    Caution, Red
    Caution, Yellow
    Chevron, Blue
    Chevrons, Yellow
    Crime Scene
    Danger
    Do Not Cross
    Parallelogram, Red & White
    Parallelogram, Yellow & Black
    Police Line
    Police, Block
    Police, Slant
    Slants, Yellow
    Warning Dangerous Passage, Red
Printing is crisp and opaque.

Each tape is printed front and back.

Instructions and Use
No instructions are included but if you really need any, Matho Models includes them on the product page of their website.

The tapes cut out of their sheet easily. Matho Models registry is flawless and the designs and lettering matches front and back. The paper is thick so the tapes do not bend or drape easily, but the thinner it is, the more fragile it would be. I tried soaking the paper to soften and form it but the results show that these are decals on decal paper. I rolled a pen over the tapes several times, and twisted them over and over to limber them up. They eventually hung fine.

Conclusion
I consider Matho Models Double Sided Warning and Caution Tape A - English is a good set. The number of choices of designs affords great versatility. The only minor drawback is that the product is so thick that is does not drape across surfaces easily, but then again the thinner it is, the more fragile it would be.

This is a very useful set for any modeler who is considering a modern era diorama featuring hazards. Recommended.
SUMMARY
Highs: Crisp, opaque printing. Each tape is printed front and back.
Lows: Minor: paper is thick and does not readily drape.
Verdict: A very useful set for any modeler who is considering a modern era diorama featuring hazards. The number of choices of designs affords great versatility.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35108
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 10, 2020
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.04%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 93.75%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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