Decals

Reviews of scale model decal sets.

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.

Gunships Raining Fire (1) - USAF/VNAF AC-119G Shadows & AC-119K Stingers in the Vietnam War

Published: September 10th, 2018     
Gunships Raining Fire (1) - USAF/VNAF AC-119G Shadows & AC-119K Stingers in the Vietnam War
Reviewed by: Jim Pearsall, IPMS# 2209
Scale: 1/144
Company: AOA Decals

When something in 1/144 scale comes up as available for review, I will quite often jump on it. There isn't NEARLY as much in 1/144 as in 1/72 or 1/48, so I'm quite often looking at a list with nothing for me. When I saw the AOA Decals AC-119 decals in 1/144, I grabbed it. And I'm glad I did.

The Roden AC-119K Stinger is a pretty good kit, but I really wish the Eastern Europeans would start putting locating rings and tabs on their parts. A simple butt joint doesn't always hold up well to handling. In this case, if you look at my Stinger, you'll notice that the tail booms don't line up very well with the fuselage. That's because I managed to rip these parts off the kit THREE times.

So I'm very happy to review AOA's decals for the AC-119.

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