Luftwaffe Instruments

Published: October 23rd, 2011     
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Reviewed by: 
Chad Richmond, IPMS# 10346
Scale: 1/32
Company: Airscale Model Aircraft Enhancements
Price: $7.00
Product / Stock #: AS-32 Luft

Airscale, a British company, has really been cranking out the instrument decals of late, and they are really very well done.  On this particular sheet there are fifty-one separate instruments for World War Two Luftwaffe aircraft.  There are many instruments that I have never seen before, and sadly, there is only one of each instrument.  They are crisply printed in black and white, and each instrument is a separate decal.  There is a considerable amount of excess film, when you consider just how small that instrument bezel is going to be.  In this scale, the instruments can easily be trimmed from the film.  Of course, they can always be punched out, using your favorite punch set, but I never seem to get them lined up perfectly.  The sheet is small, but there is a lot on it.  You also get instructions that give you a map and list of each of the instruments.  You also get a nice clear plastic sheet that you can use in a couple of ways.  You can use it as a backing for an instrument panel cutout, or you can punch out individual instrument glasses.

As I stated, Airscale has many decal sets out.  They also produce Allied jets, with Soviet Jets coming out in November.  These are both in color.  They also have World War II instruments for RAF, Luftwaffe, USAAF and US Navy.  World War II cockpit placards are also available in full color.  The World War I sheets have some really impressive looking instruments.  One of the nice touches from this company has nothing to do with modeling.  They give a portion of their profit to the RAF Association.

My thanks to Airscale and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

 

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