Decals

Reviews of scale model decal sets.

OS2U-2 Kingfisher USS Maryland, Quonset Point and Sitka Alaska

Published: November 9th, 2016     
OS2U-2 Kingfisher USS Maryland, Quonset Point and Sitka Alaska
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1:32
Company: Yellow-Wings Decals

Yellow Wings is well known for their thorough research and excellent decals of traditionally Navy subjects, in particular from the ‘Golden Era’ of aviation. This particular sheet covers the time Kingfisher during the immediate pre-war timeframe.

Packaged as most decals are nowadays in a ziplock baggie, these decals are further protected by a heavy card stock title card. The instructions are included on three double sided 8.5 x 11 sheets.

The instructions cover all three aircraft. Each sheet contains a profile view, split view of the plan views and a head on shot. The specifications are included. These sheets look very much like the historical data from the National Archives.

The decals are printed by Microscale on three 5 1/4x 8 inch decal sheets. There are enough decals to do all three aircraft on the sheet, including the stencils. This set also includes two smaller sheets. One includes the red outlined yellow numbers and some additional national markings. The smallest sheet contains the red outlined yellow numbers of the numbers.

Intruders from the Sea

Published: October 25th, 2016     
Intruders from the Sea
Reviewed by: Rob Benson, IPMS# 44038
Scale: 1/48
Company: AOA Decals

Thank you to AOA Decals for sending these excellent decals for review, and thank you to the IPMS Reviewer Corps for letting me review them! I am very appreciative of the chance to contribute back to the scale-modeling community. AOA Decals is a new company providing thoroughly researched decals emphasizing USN and USMC subjects, particularly of the Vietnam era.

Angle of Attack Decals, The Intruders' Sandbox

Published: October 24th, 2016     
Angle of Attack Decals, The Intruders' Sandbox
Reviewed by: Rob Benson, IPMS# 44038
Scale: 1:48
Company: AOA Decals

Thank you to AOA Decals for sending these excellent decals for review, and thank you to the IPMS Reviewer Corps for letting me review them! I am very appreciative of the chance to contribute back to the scale-modeling community. AOA Decals is a new company providing thoroughly researched decals emphasizing USN and USMC subjects, particularly of the Vietnam era.

Trainers No More: Trojans at War: T-28B/C/D Trojans in the Vietnam War

Published: October 3rd, 2016     
Trainers No More:  Trojans at War: T-28B/C/D Trojans in the Vietnam War
Reviewed by: Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/32
Company: AOA Decals

AoA (Angle of Attack) decals: Initially focusing on Marine Air, AoA now branches out to other services and nationalities, in this case the T-28B/C/D, armed COIN (COunter INsurgency) ground attack aircraft…We sincerely appreciate their sending IPMS/USA their latest releases for review! (…and the usual thanks also to IPMS USA Reviewer corps leadership for providing me them to review)

This sheet Follows AoA’s standard of releasing several interesting subjects with ability to model at least two aircraft; in this case, decals for 18 different aircraft are provided. Printed by Microscale, the colors were aligned and spot-on; density was not a problem, and unlike other aftermarket decals, were very flexible. As much as I like a certain other company’s products, they sometimes are rather thick and require a firm hand plus solvent to snuggle to detail. Microscale does not have this problem, and the adhesive properties plus flexibility mean they stay in place.

"Midway Madness" USN & USMC SBD-2 Dauntless #2106

Published: September 8th, 2016     
"Midway Madness" USN & USMC SBD-2 Dauntless #2106
Reviewed by: Paul Mahoney, IPMS# 8943