Last week while scanning the various forums, I ran across a posting from the owner of a new decal company. LM Decals of Greece specializes in decals covering Greek AFV's and softskins. Their current online catalog lists 6 1/35 scale sheets and 4 1/72 scale sheets. Vehicles covered include M113's, Deuce and a Halves (both WW 2 and post-war), military Dodges, Jeeps and more. All sets are reasonably priced between 4.00 and 5.00 euros each and include plenty of marking options. Shipping is a flat rate of 5.00 euros to anywhere.
Of the sets in their catalog, I quickly locked onto the one covering M24 Chaffees and M47 Pattons, #LM35003. I quickly hit the PayPal button and paid my 10.00 euros/ $13.00 and ordered a set. The next morning, I had an email from the company letting me know the decals were on the way. Exactly 7 days after I ordered them, I received a notice from the post office that a piece of registered mail from Greece was waiting for me to pick it up. Damn quick service I must say!!
Set #LM35003 for the M24 and M47 provides 16 different decal options for 15 different vehicles. Included in these options are markings for a Turkish M47 that was used in the invasion of Cyprus. This M47 was captured by Greek Cypriots and used against its former owners. All of the decals on the sheet I purchased were in register. The colors look good. I haven't tried them out yet but they don't appear too thick. Instructions are not included with the set. Instead, a very well illustrated instruction set is available for download off of the LM Decals website. The instructions consist of reference photos along with a numbered decal guide so you know what decal goes where on what tank.
LM Decals is providing armor modellers with another alternative for marking/painting their kits. The price is right and the service is excellent! I wish them great luck in their endeavor.