Decal, CD, Paints & Printed Accessory Reviews


Alphabetical Index
Blue Water Navy JAG Redux Decals
Commanders/Iron Shipwright L'Arsenal Snyder & Short
Duane Fowler Decals Navalis Sprint Scale
Gold Medal Models Navyplan Starfighter Decals  
Hawk Graphics   NNT White Ensign Models
Ray Bean CD's

Blue Water Navy
redball.gif (371 bytes) Blue Water Navy 1/350 WWII US Navy ships and aircraft decal sheet
redball.gif (371 bytes) Blue Water Navy 1/350 IJN ships decal sheet
Commanders/Iron Shipwright
redball.gif (371 bytes) Modern USN Signal Flags Decal Set in 1:350 Scale from Commanders/Iron Shipwright - Are you tired of having your 1:350 scale warships steam without signal flags? Well Commanders/Iron Shipwright might have the answer to your dilemma. They now have available a decal sheet in 1:350 scale filled with pennants, signal flags, ensigns, jacks, fruit salad, excellence awards, destroyer group & squadron insignia, not to mention the parson and the Judge Advocate General. Now you can watch the television series JAG with pride as your latest Tyco, Burke complete with Little Beavers squadron insignia or even a carrier flies the JAG flag on the hoist, as the battling barristers fly into battle. 
Duane Fowler Decals
redball.gif (371 bytes) Duane Fowlers Naval Ensign and Jacks Decal Sheets by Rusty White
Gold Medal Models
redball.gif (371 bytes) U.S. Navy Supercarrier Decal Set, Gold Medal Models 1:700 Scale - Gold Medal Models provides a beautifully designed and executed 1:700 scale decal sheet for modern USN carriers. Although there are specific decals for the fossil fuel burning supercarriers, the real strength of the sheet is for the numerous deck and island markings for all of the CVNs. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USN Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier Decal Set, Gold Medal Models 1:350 Scale - Attention on Deck!! The 1:350 scale USS Nimitz from Trumpeter will soon be joining the 1:350 scale USS Enterprise from Tamiya. Do you have what it takes to join the 1:350 scale nuclear carrier navy? Are you prepared? If you don't have the two sheet Gold Medal Models 350-8D decal set for 1:350 scale USN Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carriers, you're not ready. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USN World War Two Carrier Deck Number Decals in 1:350 Scale - If you wish to build a 1:350 scale USN aircraft carrier, Gold Medal Models has a new product that you will find invaluable. In this two sheet set GMM gives you enough numbers and names for almost any fast carrier that served in the Pacific. 
Hawk Graphics
 redball.gif (371 bytes) Modern Royal Navy Hull Numbers Decal Sheet, Hawk Graphics 1:600 Scale - Hawk Graphics has a decal sheet specifically for 1:600 scale modern Royal Navy warships. This sheet is numbered D6001 and consists of three sizes of black numbers on white outlines. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Modern USN Low Visibility (Lo-Viz) Hull Numbers, Hawk Graphics 1:350 Scale - Hawk Graphics has produced a decal sheet in 1:350 scale of Lo-Viz hull numbers of the USN. The sheet is Hawk D3507 and has hull numbers in three sizes, large, medium and small. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Hull Numbers for WW2 Commonwealth Destroyers and Frigates, Hawk Graphics 1:350 Scale - Hawk Graphics has produced a line of decals emphasizing RN, RCN and RAN subjects as well as modern USN markings. This sheet is set D3505 and presents 1:350 scale hull numbers and letters for World War Two British Commonwealth destroyers and frigates. 
JAG
redball.gif (371 bytes) JAG 1:350 Scale Modern USN Decals - Peter Van Buren compares the kit decals from the 1:350 scale Panda Arleigh Burke with the Modern USN Decals Sheet from JAG. 
L'Arsenal
redball.gif (371 bytes) French WWII Hull Numbers, L'Arsenal 1:700 Scale, Set DEC 700-02 - For modelers of the Marine Nationale of World War Two, L'Arsenal now produces a 1:700 scale decal sheet for the numbers used on the hull sides of French destroyers and torpedo boats, Set DEC 700-02
redball.gif (371 bytes) Boot Topping Decal Sheet - This large decal sheet produced by L'Arsenal was designed to provide boot topping stripes for 1:350 to 1:400 scales. The sheet provides decals of the stripes in seven different widths. 
Navalis
redball.gif (371 bytes)Navalis Aircraft Insignia Decals - Paul Jacobs looks at the four new aircraft decal sheets from Navalis Models. The sheets are for Early USN (1250-1), Royal Navy & Marine Nationale (1250-2), Japan, Germany & the Soviet Union (1250-3), and Post War USN (1250-4). Although designed for 1:1250 scale aircraft, the large and medium decals could also be used for 1:700 aircraft. 
Navyplan
redball.gif (371 bytes) Mogami, Japanese Cruiser/Seaplane Carrier 1:100 Plans - Navy Plan of France produces an outstanding 1:100 scale set of plans for the Mogami, as she appeared after her conversion to a cruiser/seaplane carrier. The set comprises of two sheets of plans, plus a spiral bound book on fittings details. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USS Belleau Wood CVL-24 - NAVYPLAN, a new company from France, has produced a four sheet set of plans in 1:100 Scale for this Independence Class Light Carrier. Each sheet is eight feet long and following the plans would produce a model over six feet long (1.91m).
NNT
redball.gif (371 bytes) Modern German Class 122 Frigate Decals, NNT 1:700 Scale, Set D700-14 -  NNT produces a set of decals for the modern German navy Class 122 frigates in 1:700 scale. In this set, you get some common markings such as flight deck markings, warning circles, naval ensigns but the bulk of the sheet is composed of markings for the individual ships in the class. For each of the eight frigates of the 122 Class NNT provides the deck designator, hull markings (F207-F214) and ship's crests.
redball.gif (371 bytes) Russian Warship Tactical Numbers, Four Decal Sets from NNT - Almost every modern Russian or earlier Soviet warship featured very prominent tactical or pennant numbers on their bow. Finding decals in the correct style and size has always been a problem for modelers who build models of these very distinct designs. Now NNT has the answer with four different decal sheets of the tactical numbers in four different sizes.
Ray Bean CD's
redball.gif (371 bytes) USS Enterprise CVN-65, Photographic CD, Still Motions Photographics - This is volume 4 in Ray Bean's series of photographic CDs of modern USN warships. If you look for carrier photographs by acquiring cruise books of the Big E, you'll get far more photographs, of better quality, and at only a fraction of the cost with Ray's CD. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) CVN-68 USS Nimitz, Photos of the Rebuilt, Post 2001 Overhaul CD - Ray D. Bean has produced his second CD on the Nimitz Class carriers with extensive photographic coverage of the USS Nimitz. This time the coverage is on the carrier after her post 2001 refit. Photographs by Darren Scannell. Review by Rusty White.
redball.gif (371 bytes) The Nimitz Class Carrier on CD - The release of the Trumpeter 1:350 scale USS Nimitz inspired Ray Bean to produce of CD filled with photographs from his collection on these super-carriers. The Nimitz Class Carriers photo CD includes 100 photos of the USS Nimitz, Dwight D. Eisenhower, USS George Washington and the USS John Stennis. Rusty White gives you his unvarnished opinion on this new product. 
Redux Decals
redball.gif (371 bytes) Carrier Air Wing 14, USS Enterprise CVN-65 1976 Decal Set, Redux 1:350 Scale - This decal set is big, bold and spectacular in every measure. Superb production values, with great quantity and magnificent quality the Redux two sheet decal set for Carrier Air Wing Fourteen CAW14 USS Enterprise in 1:350 scale is a work of glorious detail and color. 
Snyder & Short
redball.gif (371 bytes) Snyder and Short USN Paint Chips by Kenneth H. Goldman 
Sprint Scale
redball.gif (371 bytes) Admiral Kuznetsov, Decal Sheet Set for Carrier & Aircraft, Sprint Scale 1:350 Scale - Especially designed for the Trumpeter 1:350 scale kit of the Russian aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, Sprint Scale of Russia has produced a two sheet set of decals for the model. One sheet is for the ship and the other is for the aircraft.
Starfighter Decals
 redball.gif (371 bytes) Post World War II Essex Class Aircraft Carriers, Starfighter Decals 1:700 Scale Set 700-70B - The Starfighter Decals set 700-70B is invaluable in allowing the modeler to accurately depict any of the post World War Two Essex class carriers. With two sheets of decals, both ship-specific and commonly shared, this one set will provide enough accurate decals to depict multiple members of the class.
redball.gif (371 bytes) USS Truman, Air  Wing 3 Decals, Starfighter Decals 1:700 Scale - When it comes to intricate detail done to en exhaustive level of completeness, in the decal world no one does it better than Starfighter Decals. Here is another one of their incredible products, set 700-46 Carrier Air Wing 3 2004-2005 for the air wing of the USS Truman CVN-75. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Modern USN Generic Carrier Deck Vehicle Markings, Starfighters Decals 1:350 Scale, Set 350-300 - With Starfighter Decals you have a great variety of carrier and aircraft decals but what about your deck tractors. They too have unique markings that have not been done until now. Who is the producer? Well, Starfighter Decals of course. Set 350-300 provides generic USN carrier deck vehicle markings. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USS Oriskany CVA-34, Decal Sheet with Air Wing 16, Starfighter Decals 1:700 Scale - As always, Starfighter Decals provides great value for the money. Set 700-13 is designed for a 1:700 scale Essex class USS Oriskany in her 1966 to 1968 tour. The set includes 78 unique sets of markings from the nine squadrons of Air Wing 16 carried by the Mighty O during this period. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USS Saratoga CVA-60 1962-1984 Decal Sheet, Starfighter Decals 1:700 Scale - Starfighter Decals keeps on the hit parade with sheet after sheet of carrier decals in different scales. The USS Saratoga set 700-43 gives the modeler what is needed for Sara to get her war paint on. All that is needed are the markings for the air group for the period you wish to model. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Carrier Air Wing 7, USS George Washington CVN-73 1995-1996, Starfighter Decals 1:350 Scale - Starfighter Decals Set 350-09 is a decal extravaganza with markings for Carrier Air Wing 7 on USS George Washington CVN-73. These five decal sheets provide for individual aircraft markings for 15 Tomcats of VF-143; 10 Hornets of VFA-136; 11 Hornets of VFA-131; 15 Intruders of VA-34; 6 Vikings of VS-31; 4 Prowlers of VAQ-140; 3 Hawkeyes of VAW-121; 6 choppers of HS-5; and one Greyhound of VRC-40. By anybody's estimate that is a deck load, even for a super carrier and to top it off, each of these 71 aircraft are uniquely numbered. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Carrier Air Wing 8 USS Nimitz 1976-1977 Decal Set 700-20, Starfighter Decals 1:700 Scale - If you really want to equip a very colorful HI-VIZ flight deck for an early cruise of the USS Nimitz CVN-68, Starfighter Decals set 700-20 Carrier Air Wing 8, presents a wonderful opportunity to load a Trumpeter 1:700 scale Nimitz deck with color. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USS Shangri-La CVS-38 1970 with CVW-8 Air Wing Decals, Starfighter Decals 1:540 Scale - The Starfighter Decals set #540-37 will allow the modeler to outfit their 1:540 scale Revell angled deck Essex as the USS Shangri-La CVS-38 on her last tour in 1970. In spite of her anti-submarine CVS classification, this Shang will have her deck filled with strike aircraft of Crusader fighter and Skyhawk attack jets of CVW-8.  
redball.gif (371 bytes) USS Hornet CVS-12 Apollo Recovery Carrier with CVSG-57 Air Group Decals, Starfighter Decals 1:540 Scale - Now there is no need to use those "Ole Yellers" found in the kit or home brew your own decals to finish your Revell 1:540 scale Essex class kit. Starfighter Decals produces a whole series of decal sheets for the classic Revell kits, including the multitude of Essex class carriers. Set 540-22 for the USS Hornet as Apollo mission 11 & 12 recovery carrier includes two sheets of decals, one for the ship and one for the aircraft. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) VMAQ-2 Play Boy Squadron Markings Decals, Starfighter Decals 1:350 Scale - Starfighter Decals has produced a 1:350 scale decal set for just a single squadron. Set 350-117 contains decals for six EA-6A Prowlers for Marine Squadron VMAQ-2 "Play Boys". 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USS Enterprise CV6, Pre-War Markings, Starfighter Decals 1:480 Scale - Released in the late 1960s, the Revell kit of USS Enterprise did not suffer the flat bottom design of the Revell kits from early 1950s. The kit has been released a number of times and is not that difficult to acquire. With Starfighter Decals set 480-2 a modeler will have all of the necessary markings for ship and aircraft of the pre-war Big E. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) RN Fleet Air Arm Decals, Starfighter Decals 1:600 Scale, Set 600-1 - For all Airfix Fleet Air Arm Aficionados, Starfighter Decals produces a decal set in 1:600 scale for Royal Navy aircraft for the period of 1940 to 1944 for the Atlantic and Mediterranean Theaters. The decals include not only the various styles of roundels but also tail flash and aircraft letters. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USS Enterprise CVN-65, Deck Decal Sheet, Starfighter Decals 1:720 Scale, Set 700-09 - On reason that aircraft carrier models are so popular is that the deck markings of carriers can be as equally colorful as the markings of the birds they carried. With Starfighter Decals Set 700-09 you now can add splash to the Revell 1:720 kit of the USS Enterprise as built. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) CVW-7, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Decal Sheet, Starfighter Decals 1:700 Scale, Set 700-16 - With decal sheet 700-16 CVW-7 CVN69 1978-1979 Starfighter Decals has produced an outstanding product with great quality, great diversity and great flexibility. With one sheet 40 aircraft, each with a unique aircraft number, and in proper Hi-Viz squadron markings can be depicted on your USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1:700 scale. 
White Ensign Models
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Greys: A Ship-By-Ship Compilation from White Ensign Models - That King of Color, John Snyder and White Ensign Models has produced an essential reference pamphlet for all modelers of the warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War Two. Almost every significant warship is listed with the specific navy yard color worn by her and the dates in which the particular color was worn. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Colourcoats Paints - John Sheridan reviews White Ensign's Colourcoats Paints
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