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Desciption, Scale and Price:
||Starship Modeler Nose Art Series One
- 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 -
|Contents and Media:
||Each includes 1 x small decal sheet
and 1 x small page of printed instructions
||Very large selection of "cheesecake"
paintings for aircraft, sci-fi or wargaming vehicles; aircraft/vehicle names
and miscellaneous markings included; multiple scales; cleanly printed
||ALPS printed, so markings will ideally
need a white background underneath (not required for white spacecraft!);
carrier film covers whole sheet.
Reviewed by Brett Green
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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
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
Thanks to John Lester from Starship Modeler for the review samples
products are available on the
webzine in their Store section
Review Copyright © 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 13 March, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003
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