JASDF ACM 2013 F-2A Viper Zero - 3rd SQ & 8th SQ

Published: January 22nd, 2015     
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Packaging Cover Sheet
Reviewed by: Robert Head - IPMS# 48922
Scale: 1/48
Company: DXM Decals
Price: $22.00
Product / Stock #: 41-4221

About the Company

DXM Decals, which stands for Double Excellent Models, was started by a group of modelers in Taipei, Taiwan. The group started manufacturing decals in 2010. They cover a broad range of aircraft, including an extensive list of schemes from Japanese air combat meets.

What's on the Sheet?

DXM Decals have produced several decal sets covering the JASDF's participation in Air Combat Meet 2013. This sheet provides decal options for three F-2A Viper Zeros belonging to the 3rd and 8th squadrons which are based out of Joint Airbase Misawa in Towada, Aomori, Japan.

The aircraft covered are:

  • F-2A Viper Zero, #13-8557, 3rd Squadron, Misawa Airbase
  • F-2A Viper Zero, #83-8544, 3rd Squadron, Misawa Airbase
  • F-2A Viper Zero, #13-8558, 8th Squadron, Misawa Airbase

The decals are extremely bright and colorful, and I could see very little carrier film, if not none. DXM has used Cartograf to handle their printing needs, so if you have used Cartograf products before, you know the quality and construction of theses decals will be outstanding.

The two decal sheets in this set have a one-sheet instruction booklet covering paint schemes, color callouts, and decal and stencil placement. The small decal sheet has the ACM 2013 decals and tail codes, while the larger sheet has all the national markings and stencil data.

The color callouts are for GSI Mr. Color and Humbrol, however, the FS numbers are also included which makes converting to the paint manufacturer of your choice easier.

DXM has not specified which kit the decals are meant for, but I am only aware of Hasegawa producing an F-2A kits.

My thanks to DXM Decals and IPMS/USA for giving me the opportunity to review these decals.

  • Instruction Sheet - Side 1
    Instruction Sheet - Side 1
  • Instruction Sheet - Side 2
    Instruction Sheet - Side 2
  • Decal Sheet 1
    Decal Sheet 1
  • Decal Sheet 2
    Decal Sheet 2

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