Motorsport is well know in the automotive model circles but now is expanding
their product line to the aircraft modelers. Decals should be available May 1st.
a decal that accurately represents a common CF (carbon fiber) pattern used in
the aviation industry. One of these applications is on the PW-F100-229 engine
turkey feathers flown by the F-16 (all block 52 and now, many block 42 aircraft)
and F-15I Ra’am.
Sheet size (usable) is 4 7/8" (124mm) x 7 1/4"(184mm) The decals are
thin and go on easily, quality of the print is remarkable considering the fine
tested this sample on a Hasegawa F-16 exhaust nozzle in three stages. First
stage (left decal) is just the decal. The middle decal has dull coat applied.
The right decal has dull coat and some light weathering using Tamiya “soot”
weathering. For added insurance on color, I painted the nozzle gloss black
before applying decals.
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are best applied one at a time to each “turkey feather”, trimming each
section using a new hobby knife blade. Once set, I used Solvaset to guarantee
the decals were fully on the surface.
was difficult getting the resolution down to 1/48 scale but Scale Motorsport was
successful. I feel this decal would look fine in 1/32 scale as well but if it is
too small, maybe a larger scale could be offered in the future.