airscale | AS32 DAN: Modern Cockpit Dataplate and Warning Decals

Reviewed by Kevin Futter

airscale has quickly become the de facto standard for cockpit instrument details, having released a multitude of instrument dial and placard sets since launching a few years ago. This time we take a look at a new set of 1/32 instrument dataplate and warning decals for modern jets (set AS32 DAN).

The decals are packaged in the now-standard resealable plastic bag. Inside is a piece of thick printed card, containing information and instructions, and of course the decals themselves.

The rear of the card insert contains a brief description of the major types of warnings and placards represented by the decals. A large proportion of them are dedicated to dressing up ejection seats, which, being one of the more prominent elements of a modern jet cockpit, is very useful indeed.

The front of the card lists states that the decals "represent key notification elements found in modern jet fighter cockpits and US & European ejector seats".

The decals themselves are crisply printed by Fantasy Printshop, with good colour density and excellent registration:

The close-up photo below shows just how impressively detailed the printing is on this sheet:


So, whether you're sprucing up an old kit cockpit, or superdetailing a new one, these airscale decals will make the process considerably easier, and the result considerably better. The ejection seat placards are particularly handy, especially since they're rarely included even with resin replacement sets. This set should prove extremely popular with modern jet modellers!

Highly recommended!

Thanks to airscale for the review sample.

© Kevin Futter 2016

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This review was published on Thursday, March 24 2016; Last modified on Thursday, March 24 2016