SEARCH SCALEAUTOMAG.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

FROM THE October 2010 ISSUE

Engine-compartment decals

RELATED TOPICS: DECALS | ENGINE
Q: Look in the engine compartment of just about any 1:1 scale car, and you’re likely to see a myriad of stickers, labels, and stencils. Some kit decal sheets replicate a few engine-compartment stickers, but others do not.  

A couple of the areas that continue to be overlooked are oil filters, belts, and hoses. I’m currently building replica of a Funny Car with a blown Hemi engine, and the prototype has very prominent white lettering on the blower belt.  

Does anyone make a decal sheet that features these type of markings? You can find sponsor decal sheets for race car bodies, but I’ve never seen these types of labels.

Bruce Filippelli
via E-mail

Ken: Good question, Bruce. Some kits do indeed include decals that could be used for hoses and belts, but you’d have to do a lot of homework to find out which ones.  

One of our favorite sources for aftermarket decals is Slixx (www.slixx.com). You’ll find a ton of decals for all types of vehicles, including Funny Cars, and some of their “contingency” sponsor sheets may have small decals that you can use for oil and air filters.  

We didn’t notice any belt lettering; you could make your own by checking out small Model Railroad “Alphabet” decal sheets, cutting out individual letters to apply to the belts and hoses.  

A tedious procedure for sure, but the results would be worth it. 

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Read and share your comments on this article
COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

Want to leave a comment?

Only registered members of ScaleAutoMag.com are allowed to leave comments. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes.

Login or Register now.
0
FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
SUBSCRIBER-ONLY CONTENT

CLAIM YOUR FREE GUIDE

50-plus great reader tips!