has released an updated version of one of their
older, popular decal sheet on the F-16A/B "Netz"
in 1/48th scale
(IAF-15). The sheet (like the F-15I "Ra'am"
Eagle sheet) sold out pretty quickly and has
been difficult to locate without paying some
premium prices on places like E-Bay. To help the
modelers out, IsraDecals has released a
new F-16A/B "Netz" decals sheet with updated
markings for more recent aircraft.
Along with this new 1/48th
scale release (IAF-47), there is also a 1/72nd
scale release (IAF-46). Now the tiny scale
modelers can get in on the act with building an
The following images lay out the contents of
the two decal packages. Click on the images to
see enlarged versions of them.
1/72nd Scale Decals
1/48th Scale Decals
The following are further
description on the decal sets.
- The decals are printed by Cartograf.
The registration of the sample decals I
received is perfect.
- Both sheets provide enough markings to
make any F-16A/B "Netz" in the
- The Instructions booklet is well printed
in heavy paper stock. Besides having clear
instructions for where to place the decals
on the model, there are a number of nice
color photographs of the aircraft from all
the units that the decals provide.
- The tiny addendum decal sheet is not a
silk-printed decal. It appears to be some
type of ALPS style printing. It provides the
50 Anniversary of the Israeli AF marking.
The back cover of the instructions mentions
that this decal sheet is on one big carrier
film and must be cut manually to separate
the markings and eliminate excess film from
The biggest down-side to these decals is
their price. The IsraDecals web site
lists the 1/48th
scale set at $26.00 -- the 1/72nd
scale set is $22.00. This is more money than
most the F-16 model kits cost in the first
place. Don't let the price scare you off,
though. If you love the F-16A/B "Netz", these
are really great decals that will not disappoint
These are great and colorful decals of an
aircraft that is unique to Israel for the
camouflage that it wears. I have a Hasegawa
F-16 kit targeted to be an F-16A "Netz" -- right
after I finish the "Ra'am" Eagle ... ;o)