Decals

Reviews of scale model decal sets.

Spitfires Markings Part 1

Published: November 11th, 2018     
Spitfires Markings Part 1
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Fündekals

The Spitfire, never has there been such an iconic fighter for a country than the British thoroughbred. Not to be overlooked Fundekals has done up a new sheet on this fighter that covers no less than TWELVE Spitfires from the Mk.I to the Mk.XVIe.

The decals come in a large ziplock type bag. They are on two decal sheets. One is the individual aircraft and fuselage markings and the other has the wing roundels. They are printed by B.O.A. The decals are world class with perfect register, good color saturation, thin and a joy to work with.

But where are the instructions? You have to download them from the Fundekals website. This does a couple of things, the most important one is to keep costs down and allows more money to be spent on the amount of aircraft included. It also allows Fundekals to include plenty of reference photos and history on each aircraft. The instruction booklet is full of great reference snippets and photos. Things like the factory installed mirror. Unit information and pilot information to go along with the decals. There is a lot of research that went into each subject aircraft.

F4U Corsairs-Whistling Death

Published: November 11th, 2018     
F4U Corsairs-Whistling Death
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner, Jr, IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Fündekals

If you really, I mean really like research, then you know the passion that comes with it. Well so does Fundekals. Their latest release is on the F4U Corsair. This is their second Corsair sheet and it is full of goodies too.

First off, did I miss something? I only got decals. There are no instructions with this sheet. No, that is the norm for Fundekals. To save printing costs, and subsequent costs to you, you can download the instruction booklet online. You can save it and/or print it. The amount of research into the booklet is worth the price of admission.

The decals themselves are printed by B.O.A. so you know they are world class. They are thin, opaque and in register. The sheets are mostly white markings but there are some colorful personal emblems included for the aircraft. The second sheet is the geometric markings for one of the subject aircraft.

F-16C Alaskan Splinters Part II

Published: November 10th, 2018     
F-16C Alaskan Splinters Part II
Reviewed by: David Horn, IPMS# 44962
Scale: 1/32
Company: Two Bobs

Two Bobs Aviation Graphics is one of leaders in aviation decals with an impressive variety in 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72 scale. This latest release covers a highly desired subject of Alaskan aggressor aircraft. This Alaskan part II increases the variety of markings including the current colors which two are single color with one all black and the other all gray which was used for ferry flights to Eielson.

The sheets are printed perfectly with the small markings are very fine and easy to read. All the markings are included from unit markings down to the stencils and walkways. There are three full (front and back) color instructions sheets that clearly show placement of markings for the six subjects. The instructions indicate the correct FS paint colors for each aircraft and easy to distinguish where each color is applied.

F4U Corsairs Whistling Death Decals

Published: November 5th, 2018     
F4U Corsairs Whistling Death Decals
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1:48
Company: Fündekals

If you really, I mean really like research, then you know the passion that comes with it. Well so does Fundekals. Their latest release is on the F4U Corsair. This is their second Corsair sheet and it is full of goodies too.

First off, did I miss something? I only got decals. There are no instructions with this sheet. No, that is the norm for Fundekals. To save printing costs, and subsequent costs to you, you can download the instruction booklet online. You can save it and/or print it. The amount of research into the booklet is worth the price of admission.

The decals themselves are printed by B.O.A. so you know they are world class. They are thin, opaque and in register. The sheets are mostly white markings but there are some colorful personal emblems included for the aircraft. The second sheet is the geometric markings for one of the subject aircraft.

Su-24M Syrian Warriors Pt. 1

Published: October 24th, 2018     
Su-24M Syrian Warriors Pt. 1
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Scale: 1:48
Company: Advanced Modeling

Please note that this product was provided to IPMS directly by Advanced Models. The product is available through "Victory Models". Also, please note that at the time of writing this review the Victory Models website did not show a page for AMD 148022. There is another product that has decals for the Su-24M, that being item number 148021, which is covered in another revew.

The "Syrian Warriors Pt.1" decal package contains an Information Sheet, a decal sheet, and a set of paint masks. The Information Sheet included in the Decal package is in Russian and English. In some cases, decal sheets produced by companies that are not primarily English speaking can cause the modeler to rely on the images rather than text. That is not the case with A.M. Decals. While the English translation is a little stiff, it is very informative and not at all difficult to understand. English speakers won't miss a word of explanation and information.