Bort Numbers and Bort Numbers Rounded

Published: May 2nd, 2015     
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Reviewed by: 
Pablo Bauleo, IPMS# 46363
Scale: 1/72
Company: Delta One Decals
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Delta One Decal is a new European decal manufacturer. At time of writing, the Delta One Decal website is not live, but they have an email address: delta1decal@gmail.com.

These are limited edition decal sheets that cover generic Bort Numbers (Warsaw Pact nose numbers) in both "square corner" and "rounded corner" versions. For several numbers you get more than one style (see images).

Each set comes with red numbers (black and white edges), blue (black edge) and yellow (black edge). In addition you get some generic Red/Russian stars.

The decal sheet has vivid colors, with good color density; it is very shinny on the sheet, and has perfect register. There is very limited carrier material, so I would expect them to blend in and have a very small chance of silvering. There is no indication regarding which company printed the decals, but they are professionally printed and they are not "continuous carrier film". Each decal is individual.

While the sheets are listed as 1/72 "Russian Heavy Haulers", you can easily use them in any of your projects. Note that the decals are about 8/10ths of an inch high, so they might be useful for 1/32 and 1/24 airplanes and race cars.

I would like to thank Delta One Decals and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

  • Overview of the "square corner" version.
    Overview of the "square corner" version.
  • Overview of the "rounded corner" version.
    Overview of the "rounded corner" version.
  • Closeup of "square corner" decal sheet and stars.
    Closeup of "square corner" decal sheet and stars.
  • "Square corner" decal sheet and stars.
    "Square corner" decal sheet and stars.
  • Rounded decals.
    Rounded decals.
  • Rounded decals and stars.
    Rounded decals and stars.
  • Square-cornered decals with a ruler showing scale.
    Square-cornered decals with a ruler showing scale.
  • Rounded decals with a ruler showing scale.
    Rounded decals with a ruler showing scale.