Modern Jets Cockpit Instrument Decals

Published: April 12th, 2016     
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Reviewed by: 
Robert Benson, IPMS# 44038
Scale: 1/48
Company: Airscale Model Aircraft Enhancements
Price: $11.99
Product / Stock #: AS48 HAC

Thank you Airscale Model Aircraft Enhancements for sending these excellent decals for review. Thank you to the IPMS Reviewer Corps for letting me review them! I am honored to contribute back to the scale-modeling community.

Airscale Model Aircraft Enhancements' tagline is "High resolution cockpit detailing for aircraft modelers" and this decal sheet is an excellent example of their philosophy. A compact 3 1/16 x 2 3/8 inch (60 x 80 mm) sheet is richly populated with a wide variety of high-resolution modern jet aircraft instrument gauges and screens. All decals have minimal carrier film. A thin transparent acetate sheet, about 2 inches square, is included for adding instrument cover glass.

All decals are in triplicate or duplicate. In addition to the gauges, the multi-function displays (MFDs) are included in three different bezel shapes, with each shape having three screen color options and each color in triplicate. Screen decals without bezels are also provided, along with separate strips of "chiclets", the buttons or keys that surround the MFDs. Another excellent option is provided by the inclusion of even more screen decals showing "hot" or "cold" MFDs. Since MFDs are the eye-catching centerpiece of a cockpit (in the real thing and in the model being viewed), these additional options add a lot!

A "Pilot's Notes" insert describes detail and functions of the gauges. User country and specific aircraft types are included as appropriate, along with the associated abbreviations. Information about the gauges sure can't hurt when researching!

Test decals worked very well with Microscale solutions and plain water. The decals are thin and durable, snugging down nicely without coaxing. I did not try stronger solutions like Solvaset, but I do not believe that such solutions would be needed.

I highly recommend these decals for making a modern jet cockpit look great. Airscale Model Aircraft Enhancements is focused on superb cockpit details and that focus show in the quality of this decal sheet. Thanks again to Airscale Model Aircraft Enhancements for sending this decal sheet for review. Thank you to the IPMS Reviewer Corps for letting me review them, it is a much appreciated privilege.

  • Pilot’s Notes and decal sheet with a 1:48 scale ruler for reference
    Pilot’s Notes and decal sheet with a 1:48 scale ruler for reference
  • “Hot” MFDs and separate “chiclet” strips
    “Hot” MFDs and separate “chiclet” strips
  • Package back
    Package back
  • Whole decal sheet with a 1:48 scale ruler for reference
    Whole decal sheet with a 1:48 scale ruler for reference

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