Decals

Reviews of scale model decal sets.

F-16C Falcon 'Desert Storm Vipers' 388TFW Al Minhad AB

Published: October 15th, 2017     
F-16C Falcon 'Desert Storm Vipers' 388TFW Al Minhad AB
Reviewed by: Bill O’Malley, IPMS# 46473
Scale: 1/48
Company: Bullseye Model Aviation

These decals are intended for the Tamiya series of F-16 C Desert Storm Vipers of the 388th TFW, Al Minhad AFB. The Tamiya Aggressor kits are preferred as these are mostly early Block 40 jets. Modeling notes are included so the decals can also be used on the Hasegawa kits as well.

10 marking options are provided:

Aggressor Vipers F-16C/D Decals

Published: October 15th, 2017     
Aggressor Vipers F-16C/D Decals
Reviewed by: Bill O’Malley, IPMS# 46473
Scale: 1/48
Company: Bullseye Model Aviation

These decals are intended for the Tamiya series of F-16 C/D Viper aircraft of the 64th AGRS and 414th CTS Squadrons from Nellis AFB. Modeling notes are included so the decals can also be used on the Hasegawa kits. The Tamiya Aggressor kits are preferred, however the ANG kits can be used as well. These are all block 25/32 jets.

18 marking options are provided:

Black Bunny F-4J VX-4 Decals

Published: October 5th, 2017     
Black Bunny F-4J VX-4 Decals
Reviewed by: Rob Benson, IPMS# 44038
Scale: 1/48
Company: Furball Aero-Design

Thank you to Furball Aero-Design for providing excellent specific markings set for this very unique aircraft. I am certain that F-4 fans will be thrilled with this set! 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.

The words that capture this decal set are "stunning detail." Furball chose the striking color scheme of Vandy 1, the gloss black test F-4J aircraft operated by VX-4, providing both the original 1969 markings and the later "bunny" markings. What makes this set different from kit decals and aftermarket decal sets are the nearly 200 crisply-printed stencils printed in white. Modelers often correctly make the argument that stencils are often quickly worn off and not visible, but this aircraft was maintained in "high-polish" with all markings likely there.

UH-1D/H Stencils

Published: September 28th, 2017     
UH-1D/H Stencils
Reviewed by: Ben Morton, IPMS# 47301
Scale: 1/48
Company: Werners Wings

Werner's Wings is proud to announce the release of our latest decal sheet WW Decals 48-15-UH-1D/H Stencils. Obstensively designed for the new Kitty Hawk UH-1D kit they will work with an 1/48th scale Huey.

Each stencil sheet offers the complete stencils to do one UH-1D/H aircraft. Decals are even provided for the various placards and stenciling found on the inside of the crew and passenger doors. Nice!

The stenciling was originally done in yellow with yellow step bars and red turbine warning strips. These markings were later changed to black. Werner's Wings has thoughtfully provide both markings in yellow and black. Additional unit markings and symbols are provided, as well as, numbers in black, white and yellow. The danger arrows (just forward of the tail rotor) are also included in English, Vietnamese, and Korean, so you can customize your Huey model.

Ride Of The Valkyries: The UH-1D in Vietnam

Published: September 26th, 2017     
Ride Of The Valkyries: The UH-1D in Vietnam
Reviewed by: Ben Morton, IPMS# 47301
Scale: 1:48
Company: Werners Wings

Werner's Wings is proud to announce the release of their latest decal sheet Werner's Wings Decal 48-14 Ride of the Valkyries - UH-1D/H in Vietnam. Designed specifically for the Kitty Hawk 1/48th scale kit, these decals will fit any 1/48th scale UH-1D/H kit.

There are 14 new marking options, as well as, stencils in black and yellow for one aircraft. Unique Danger warnings are provided in multiple colors and in English, Vietnamese and Korean.

Werner's Wing Decal 48-14 includes stencils for one aircraft on the same sheet. If you want to do more than one aircraft, additional stencils are available from Werner's Wings with their decal sheet 48-15 UH-1D/H Stencils.

The decals include markings for three Medal of Honor recipients, Major Bruce Crandall and Captain Ed "Too Tall" Freeman from We Were Soldiers fame and CWO Mike Novosel.