The sheets are very topical in subject with each measuring just 93mm x 112mm
(3 5/8in x 4 1/2in) and have markings for five to six vehicles.
The quality of the decal printing is good with clear artwork and good colour register with thickish carrier film cropped close to the edge of the printed image, but instead of this being a problem it is part of the solution, read on.
Application of the decals:
When first examining these decals I assumed they were the same as any other water slide decal and as the instructions were in Japanese I could not read them immediately. But these decals are not like other waterslide decals, they incorporate an application system (called by MYK as "ASHITA NO DECAL[ASU DEKA]") that when followed completely eliminates the carrier film leaving the decal on the model just like with the dry transfer system.
While this system worked well for me I did have to gloss the model first to get a perfect finish. I experimented applying the decals to a flat finish but the printed marking would just lift off the paint when removing the carrier film. By glossing the model first the film lifted off perfectly after 12 hours drying time leaving the decal clear of carrier film just like dry transfers and completely eliminated any silvering problem.
Included in each pack is a colour sheet with small illustrations of each vehicle showing the location of the markings which consist only of the main vehicle markings, registration numbers and vehicle names. The illustrations are quite small and fairly hard to read in some cases but with careful study you should be able to work out the correct location.
This is a very interesting new decal system that worked very well on a glossed surface and could be a product to keep a close eye on.Click on the links below for a closer look at each sheet.
Page created 28 April 2004
Page updated 4 May 2004