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F-15J

DXM Decal 1/48 F-15J JASDF Air Combat Meet 2010 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2012 Manufacturer DXM Decal
Subject F-15J JASDF Air Combat Meet 2010 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48002 Pros Two distinctive F-15J options
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $31.99    

First Look

DXM Decal is a decal company out of Taipei, Taiwan that produces a very nice line of aftermarket sets. In this release, we have a pair of F-15J Eagles wearing special markings for the JASDF Air Combat Meet 2010. Check these out:.

F-15J F-15J

The examples presented here include:

  • F-15J, 22-8932, JASDF, 304 Sq/8 AW, JASDF, Air Combat Meet 2010, Tuiki AB, 2010
  • F-15J, 22-8935, JASDF, 303 Sq/6 AW, JASDF, Air Combat Meet 2010, Komatsu AB, 2010

The printing is very well done and none of these decals require the modeler to stack multiple layers of markings atop one another to recreate artwork. This trend by some other decal companies of producing multiple-layer decals is unfortunate as it puts the burden on you to do the work of what should have been done by the decal maker.

This set provides several complete sets of maintenance stencils and markings to replicate at least one example (and if you use some of the stencils from the kits, you can do more!). This set is designed to work with the Hasegawa kit.

For more information about this set and the other releases from DXM Decal, visit their website at http://www.dxmdecalshop.com. These decals are also available from Lucky Model and HobbyEasy.

My sincere thanks to DXM Decal for this review sample!

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