DXM Decals DXMD14001: JASDF F-15J Eagle




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Review By:

Scott Van Aken


For appropriate 1/144 F-15 kit

Here is another excellent special scheme sheet from DXM Decals. This one is for a trio of F-15Js that participated in the 2010 Air Combat Meet in Japan. These are standard painted F-15Js (not the Mod Eagle scheme). The sheet contains sufficient markings for do one complete aircraft. Not surprisingly, there are a lot of stencils so a separate sheet is provided for that. These decals are covered with a thin plastic wrap to help protect them (similar to some companys using wax paper).

The markings are for planes from three different units, all of them carrying special markings applied just for this particular meet.

The first one is 204 Squadron with its large eagle nose art.

Next is a 303 Squadron Eagle that has large writing on the fin (probably says 'Bad Ass' or something like that).

The final one is from 304 Squadron. This one has a large stylization of the unit's standard badge on one side of the fin.

Instructions are nicely done and in full color. A chart is provided for paints from Gunze and Humbrol as well as the FS595 number. A note in that you really need an F-15J kit to accurately portray this aircraft. US F-15s have one of the fin tip weights larger than the other. This is not the case on Japanese planes as they did not buy the RWR suite fitted on US planes. I am not 100% sure if anyone does an F-15J, but I do seem to recall an LS (now Arii) kit of this plane.

The decals themselves are superbly printed and you will be very pleased with the quality.

March 2012

Review sheet courtesy of http://www.thepmw.com. Please note that they are working on an English version of their website which should be up sometime in February.

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