JASDF Matsushima A.B. F-2B Viper Zero Anniversary

Published: January 22nd, 2015     
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Packaging Cover Sheet
Reviewed by: Robert Head - IPMS# 48922
Scale: 1/48
Company: DXM Decals
Price: $18.50
Product / Stock #: 41-4118

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?

This sheet covers the 30th anniversary of the 21st Training Fighter Squadron and another F-2B specially marked to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Matsushima Airbase located in Matsushima, Japan. The aircraft covered are:

  • F-2B Viper Zero, 21st Training Squadron, Matsushima Airbase.
  • F-2B Viper Zero, 21st Training Squadron, Matsushima Airbase.

The decals are extremely vivid with crisp colors and dark blacks. I could see very little carrier film, if not none. The decals are printed by Cartograf on a single large sheet.

The decals have a one-sheet instruction booklet, printed front and back, covering paint schemes, color callouts, and decal and stencil placement. The single decal sheet has all of the special markings, tail codes, and stencil data. You'll have two choices of special markings but only enough stencil data to complete one aircraft.

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

No kits were specified, however, from my previous reviews, I am only aware of Hasegawa producing any variant of the F-2A and F-2B (twin-seat trainer).

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
    Decal Sheet

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