Cutting Edge Modelworks

1/72 Space Shuttle decal sheet

Space Shuttle Markings for ALL Shuttles & Missions!

Product # CED72012 for $8.99

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Oct 23 2003


Ever since the first flight of the Space Shuttle on April 12 1981, we have all marveled and then become accustomed to the recurring launches of the Space Shuttle.  It was becoming thought of as a regular "bus service" to space.  On Jan 28 1986 and Feb 1 2003, we were reminded of the special and dangerous nature of the Space Shuttle missions.  This is a new 1/72 decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks featuring markings for all 6 of the Space Shuttles. Now you can accurately capture the Space Shuttle and create it for your own.  I'm not sure if you have ever seen a 1/72 Space Shuttle model.....but it is a huge and impressive model.  The large scale permits many detailing options.  This decal sheet contains enough markings to make 1 Space Shuttle model in 1/72 scale.  You have a choice of making any of the Space Shuttles (Atlantis, Challenger, Columbia, Discovery, Endeavour, Enterprise).  Cutting Edge has gone to the trouble of includinge 3 different decals for the crew access door.....depending of the tile pattern that surrounds the door on the particular shuttle and mission you are modeling.



The decals were flawlessly printed and the clear carrier film is trimmed very close to the crisply printed colored areas, which is always good to see.  The instructions are clear and an extra page of text instruction is included with a small bit of info about 1 of these planes.  NASA and the Space program has always fascinated me and it's quite satisfying to see the various Space Shuttle decals and resin items and painting masks available from Meteor Productions.

The 3 colored pages of instructions and 2 pages of black and white instructions will help you with all questions relating to installing these decals correctly.  Also included are decals for the solid rocket boosters.

A very nice product and highly recommended.


I would like to thank Cutting Edge Modelworks for providing me with this review sample.

Click on images below to see larger images of the instruction sheets

Other Meteor Production Space Shuttle items to consider in 1/72 are.....

  • CEBM72165 BlackMagic(tm) Space Shuttle (all orbiters) Tile Masks for Revell 1/72

  • CED72083 Cutting Edge Modelworks Space Shuttle Orbiter Tiles Decals for the 1/72 Revell kit. 

  • CELO72001 Cutting Edge Modelworks Space Shuttle Orbiter Superdetailed Engine Nozzles for 1/72 Revell or Monogram

  • CELO72002 Cutting Edge Modelworks Space Shuttle Columbia Fin Tip Camera Pod for Revell 1/72 Orbiter

Photos and text by Steve Bamford