Home  |  What's New  |  Features  |  Gallery  |  Reviews  |  Reference  |  Forum  |  Search

Starship Modeler Nose Art


Starship Modeler



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Desciption, Scale and Price: Starship Modeler Nose Art Series One and Two:
  • Cheesecake (Large) suitable for models around 1/48 scale - USD$12.00
  • Cheesecake (small) suitable for models around 1/72 scale - USD$8.00
  • Cheesecake (mini) for wargaming miniatures - USD$4.00
Contents and Media: Each includes 1 x small decal sheet and 1 x small page of printed instructions
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Very large selection of "cheesecake" paintings for aircraft, sci-fi or wargaming vehicles; aircraft/vehicle names and miscellaneous markings included; multiple scales; cleanly printed
Disadvantages: ALPS printed, so markings will ideally need a white background underneath (not required for white spacecraft!); carrier film covers whole sheet.
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green

HyperScale is proudly supported by Squadron.com




Starship Modeler has released a versatile series of markings for model aircraft, science fiction vehicles or micro-wargame models.

The decals comprise a large number of "cheesecake" artwork decals, plus aircraft/vehicle names and small supplementary markings. They are available in sizes to suit 1/48 scale models (or similar), 1/72 scale and 1/144 scale.

The 1/48 scale sheet includes 18 pieces of pinup style artwork and more than 30 individual names. The smaller sheets have even more, including some racier artwork which is made more respectable by its tiny size. The quality of the artwork is good and the subjects are varied (within the same cheesecake theme). Half tones are nicely rendered even on the small decals.

These are ALPS-printed decals. That means that colours are not as well saturated as silk-screened decals, and whites will need a lot of help. Unless the decals are being applied to a white model, a white background would be advisable for most of these markings. The simplest approach is to trace the outline of the decal onto a sheet of plain white decal sheet, cut it out and apply it to the model before the "cheesecake" decal is added.

Also, decal film covers the whole sheet, so care will be required cutting out the individual markings.

These decals will have many interesting applications for modellers and wargamers.


Thanks to John Lester from Starship Modeler for the review samples

Starship Modeler products are available on the Starship Modeler webzine in their Store section

Review Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 13 March, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

Back to HyperScale Main Page

Back to Reviews Page