Airscale 1/48 Modern Jet Dataplate and Warning Decal First Look
By Michael Benolkin
|Date of Review||April 2016||Manufacturer||Airscale|
|Subject||Modern Jet Dataplate and Warning||Scale||1/48|
|Set Number||AS48 DAN||Pros||Excellent variety of modern cockpit stencils|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
Airscale from the UK produces a series of instrument face decals and has recently expanded their range as you can see here. In this release, we have a variety of placards and warning panels. If you've tried to paint the instrument panel of an F-5E for example, you've noted the diagonally slashed warning stripes around the emergency jettison button, that is a hard detail to replicate. There are similar visual warnings in other modern cockpits, and these are now pre-printed on decals ready for your next cockpit. Nice!
With the advent of color-printed photo-etched parts from Eduard, many folks simply wait for Eduard to get around to doing a detail set for their subject, but here is a nice alternative where you can add the three-dimensional detail (knobs, switches, etc.) to your instrument panel and then place these placards and warnings into the proper places to complete that masterpiece look.
You can order this set at HobbyZone USA.
My sincere thanks to HobbyZone USA for this review sample!