Make your waterslide decals yourself

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Should you be a model builder or restorer, a slot racing enthusiast or simply a model car collector, the ability to produce yourself your own decal sets to meet your needs is a major opportunity obviously opening new roads, as it gives you much more freedom in defining your restoration or scratch building projects. Then, you're no longer limited by the existing choice of commercially available decals.The today computer technology makes it feasible and affordable, a well parametered inkjet printer being able to print out quality water-slide decals suitable for use in repainting, relivering and scratch building projects.


You will find on this site a number of vintage race car models that have been decorated using REISSORG® decals. Most are 1/32 slotcars as my own vintage Scalextric were the initial target when I started making decals, a few years ago. I’ve now put a definite end to my decals activity, meaning that I’m not in a position to produce and provide decal sets any longer. However, I thought it might be worth keeping this website available so that some of you could share my experience and hopefully find some benefits from it.
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Four-view car profiles

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Drawing multiple-view car profiles is another facet of my passion for vintage race cars, a hobby time consuming but rewarding. It's really a good way to gain a better familiarity with a given car, as it forces you to chase documentation and archives for getting details right. A good opportunity to get back, often with a lot of nostalgy, to race cars, events and drivers that made me dream in my youth …

Initially intended as a documentation source for model builders and slot car adepts, they may be of interest to any 1950s-60s car racing enthusiast.


I wouldn't want to redo what is already available on the web, as it would not have so much interest, so I try to select cars not overpictured on the web and that were so significant and memorable to me, for various reasons, often emotional, that I still remember them very well. The drawings are accompanied by a short presentation and a bit of the car history, with sometimes anecdotes. In short, a good means I think to retain the memory of a few mythical race cars of the 1950s-60s Golden Age and to share it with you.

Now, should you have spotted some inaccuracies, errors or omissions on the profiles, or simply have questions or comments about them, don’t hesitate to let me know and I’ll be happy to make the appropriate corrections (CONTACT option in the yellow menu).


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In my most recent profiles, I tend to somewhat develop a bit more the history of the car in question, the specific event in which it is represented, its driver(s) and any more details of interest to the enthusiast (at least I hope so). Just a question of putting the car in its context of the time.



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All the exotism of Latin America races
This superb Maserati 300S in its rather uncommon Brazilian livery was not planned initially for participating in the 1st Cuban GP at Havana. But life is always full of aleas... And also a surprising connection with the Milan Cathedral !
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A big disillusion but a so beautiful F1 car !
Lance Reventlow, the son of Barbara Hutton, a very talented young man successful in building Scarab open sports cars, had developed the ambitious project of building the first all American F1 ever, raising a lot of interest and expectations in the F1 world. His two cars made their debuts at the 1960 Monaco GP.
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The "French" Jaguar
A D-type painted French blue, in addition driven by French drivers, is sufficiently uncommon to appear on our profile gallery. This livery made it very recognisable by spectators during the 1957 and 1958 Le Mans 24 Hour race. It had its glory hours in the 1957 edition before a tragic destiny the following year.
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The Corvette épopée at Le Mans
Even if it was felt as a deception by Briggs Cunningham, the participation of the Corvette C1 in the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours, remarkably organized, remains a memorable adventure much appreciated by all amateurs of "big-strokes".
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The Queen of Tour de France

For four years, the Ferrari 250GT “long wheelbase” berlinettas would achieve many victories on roads and race tracks not only across Europe, but also in the United States and Argentina. The absolute reference in terms of GT car.
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