[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat is the first thing what capture our eye when see cockpit of the aircraft or scale model? No doubt that most of you will say instrument panel and it is most complex section we can see inside and no need to talk about its importance for the aircraft use. For the modelers this is one part which give life to the kit and bring into the reality.
UK based company Air Scale manufacture something very important and in same time attractive- instrument decals. Most important range is the several sets of the instruments decals where you can find all major type of the instruments used in aircrafts and Air Scale cover First World War, RAF in Second World War, US Army and Navy and Luftwaffe. They also cover scale range from 1/48 scale up to larges scale.
Benefit of product like this is mutual. First at all- there is etched products related to the aircraft cockpit but first at all- not all aircraft type are covered. Also there is any high detailed cockpit sets where is miss decals. No matter do you have cockpit in etched metal or casted in plastic or resin, most of the modelers would be faced with the problem how to paint it. This decals are designed that you can use on any of this type of products and modelers only need to paint base of the instrument panel (wood, metal or any other suitable paint for the particular section) and cut from decal sheet instrument he need, put in water and slide in place. This is it! With small effort you get top result. Benefit also have all those who like to make conversions or built from scratch, in this way this decals are very important for detailing and also to reduce work load and let modeler to focus on the same build.
Air Scale web site is also worth to be mention as well it is very compact designed, easy to navigate and with its content it is made as All-In-One solution. So you can not only to view and purchase their products but also to see very quality images of the real subjects as well cockpit of the aircrafts and this is without any doubt, very important reference for any modeler.
Any of their products is worth to have it. I have test only one, decals for Luftwaffe and it work perfect. Air Scale products are highly recommend!!!
Thanks to Peter Castle from Air Scale who have provide samples for review