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Mig-29 SMT (9-19) Interior 3D Decal (QD48024 for Great Wall Hobby) 1:48 Quinta Studios When Quinta Studio’s innovative products first came to our attention a few months ago they caused quite a stir, as well they should. The replacement Instrument Panels and internal details are mind-boggling to look at, because we’re used to seeing simplified styrene instrument panels, or Photo-Etch Brass panels with either two layers of etch, or laminated parts that can be tricky to glue together, even though they are pre-painted for your ease. But decals? These aren’t your run-of-the-mill decals though, they’re 3D printed in many layers and colours on a flat carrier film, having as much in the way of elevation as is needed to complete a realistic panel printed in the correct colours, complete with shiny dial faces and metallic-effect hardware, and often including cushions and seat belts in the set. Each set arrives in a ziplok bag with a folded instruction booklet protecting the decals, which are also separately bagged, so they should reach you in good condition. The pictorial instructions are printed on glossy paper, and are shown in full colour as befits the awesomeness of the sets, showing exactly where each part should go on the actual model, so there’s no confusion due to the “pictures speak a thousand words” maxim. Additional hints and instructions are also included, marking out parts needing bases, kit parts and other useful tips. The technical instructions in the text-based, giving additional tips to the new user about maximising adhesion and preventing lift at the edges by wicking in super glue. Application is much the same as your standard decal, but you will need to remove any raised detail that would be underneath the location depicted in the instructions, and some new parts will need small backing panels or bases on which to apply the decal. A slim piece of sheet styrene would perform that task, and painting the edges a matching colour should minimise its appearance or turn it completely invisible. This set is patterned for the lovely/ugly Great Wall Hobby (GWH) Mig-29SMT (9-19), with its distinctive spine hump that houses additional avionics. The set comprises one relatively small sheet, containing instrument panel sections, and two large MFD panels surrounded by buttons and other instruments, the former having a deep green shiny finish, just like the real displays when switched off. The background to the panels are in the more modern bluish shade, and includes the side consoles plus the electronics panel, part C66. Conclusion The detail on the parts is incredible, even down to the infinitesimal switches and impressive crispness of the set. This cockpit really needs a crystal-clear or opened canopy to show off the details. Very highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
Luftwaffe Instrument Dial Decals 1:48, 1:32 & 1:24 Airscale You'll probably all have heard of Airscale and their product range to help modellers that like to detail their cockpits in the shape of instrument dial decals, Photo-Etch (PE) parts and so forth, and if you've ever seen Peter's work, you'll also know that he's a perfectionist who always seems to be happy, which is a nice combination. These new sets contain the same dial decals, in the three different scales where you can actually see instruments! There are plenty of kits in each of these scales, and as you go up to 1:24, some of the kits are quite long in the tooth and will benefit enormously from some detailed dials in the cockpit. Each set arrives in an almost identical ziplok bag with a card insert in the front, instructions on the back, and a sheet of decals behind them, covered in a sheet of translucent protective paper. There is also a small sheet of transparent acetate for you to punch out lenses if you're so minded. Each decal is printed with an individual carrier film, but cutting or punching them closely is recommended to remove as much of the clear overhang as possible in order to ease fitting the decal into its recess. The instruments portrayed are as follows: The coloured borders to some of the dials are provided as separate parts for ease of application, and these also have no carrier film in the middle, as you would hope. The decals are printed by our friends at Fantasy Printshop, so quality, registration, colour density and sharpness are all good. The example picture below shows the 1:24 sheet, but each of the other scales contains the same decals on a consecutively smaller sheet for obvious reasons. Conclusion I've used Peter's decals a number of times over the years, and they're brilliant. You don't necessarily need them for every model you build, but when you do, they're an absolute boon and have ended many a frustration for me in the past. Extremely highly recommended. 1:48 (AS48 GER) 1:32 (AS32 GER) 1:24 (AS24 GER) Review sample courtesy of Peter at
Hello all. I recently moved home and I just starting to get back into building or painting after unpacking a multitude of boxes. One model I started when I was living in my previous place is an Airfix 1/72 Gnat, till now I just started painting the cockpit. Yesterday I wanted to progress it a little bit more and I went to unpack the box where I kept it and I found that I am missing the front instrument panel. It isn't such a big problem since it is a simple part to replace, but it would be great if somebody can just trace the profile on a piece of paper and then scan it, so I can cut it out of plasticard. Thank you a lot in advance. Paolo