MRC-Italeri Special Decals 2012-IPMS National Convention
At the 2012 Orlando IPMS Nationals, Model Rectifier Corporation made a special decal sheet of multi-nationals roundel insignia available for giveaway at their show booth. I was lucky enough to receive one of those sheets from the IPMS Reviewer Corps.
This sheet contains national markings for USA modern aircraft (color stars & bars), Japan, Australia, Russia, Soviet Union, Germany, China, Italy and Canada, in various sizes and scales from relatively large to tiny.
I built an old Starfix 1/72 T-38 for my father’s career aircraft collection, and the decals were unusable. I found some USAF lettering in my spares box, but used the stars and bars from this sheet. They went down smoothly, and with a touch of Solvaset, nestled down into the re-scribed surface detailing I applied. They made a mediocre kit look good. I will keep this sheet on hand to use in similar situations.
Everyone should have a sheet like this in their stash to replace those unusable decals from older kits. If you can find one get one. Keep an eye out on Ebay, or email MRC, and see what might be in store for the 2013 thin-air nationals in Loveland.
Recommended! Thanks to Model Rectifier Corporation (MRC), Italeri and IPMS for the review set.