In-Box Review
Generic WW1 Instrument Decals
Instrument Dial Decals Generic: World War 1
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by: Dave O'Meara [ GRUMPYOLDMAN ]

Although said to be a Generic set of instruments for WW1 aircraft, this Airscale Decals set cover both German and Allied gages. Each decal gauger comes with 3-4 copies, so you have enough to do several aircraft models.

Beautifully printed by Fantasy Photoshop, they all appear in perfect registration, and thin. Each dial is printed as a separate item, but I can't see any carrier film around the individual decals.

The instruction as pretty straight forward, and gives you a listing of what each decal is by number, so there shouldn't be too much head scratching as to what each decal represents.

A small sheet of clear plastic is included for those wishing to use it to make the clear glass covers for each dial. (I would suggest using a punch and die set for cutting these, and it might not be a bad idea to use it to also cut out each decal.

I pick my set up from sprue brothers for the price of $9.99 USD
I also picked up their 1/48 scale decal set and my remarks apply to the scale's decals also.

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on AEROSCALE.
Highs: Beautiful spot on printing and registration. Affordable addition to dress up your WW1 cockpits.
Lows: Can't think of anything
Verdict: Should make WW1 builders happy, especially for replacing kit decals.
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  Scale: 1:32
  Mfg. ID: AS32 WW1
  Suggested Retail: $9.99 USD
  PUBLISHED: Oct 15, 2011

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I was just looking at these on their website last night and wondered if they were good. Dave gave them a 98%! Wow! I gotta get a set in 1:32 & 1:48 that would be fantastic. With the loss of Copper State Models and their gauges no longer available I am thinking these gems might just be the ticket.
OCT 17, 2011 - 04:13 PM
A much larger photo of them Stephen:
OCT 17, 2011 - 11:03 PM
Hi Dave I've nipped out the photo, because I know Peter Castle was wary of hi-res pics due to people being able to copy and print their own versions when we first reviewed the set back in April: All the best Rowan
OCT 21, 2011 - 08:45 AM
No problem. I also deleted it from my gallery.
OCT 21, 2011 - 11:44 AM

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