Iliad Design 1/72 Stars in the Sky 3

Iliad designs 3rd decal sheet in their “Stars in the Sky” series covers four different aircraft in 1/72 scale. The good thing about having four different aircraft on a decal sheet is there’s a chance you will use more than one of them. I know I’ve often used one decal option from an aftermarket sheet with a slim chance of using any of the others in the foreseeable future. This sheet gives you 4 quite different options that you might actually use.

The subjects of this decal sheet are:

  • Lancaster Mk II of Robert Clothier of The Beachcombers fame.
  • Corsair AU-1 of Jerry Coleman of New York Yankees fame.
  • Phantom F-4C of Deal Paul Martin of Dino, Desi and Billy fame.
  • B-29 of Tim Holt of many westerns but especially The Treasure of the Sierra Madre fame.

The decal sheet arrived from Iliad design in a stout cardboard envelope. The decal sheet does not contain any stencils so you will have to use the ones that came with your kit.
The set contains a 13.5 cm x 20.5 cm decal sheet and a single sheet of paper with colour printing on both sides. The instruction sheet is very clear and you can easily see where all the decals are to be placed and there are also notes about the colours to be used in painting the aircraft. On the reverse of the sheet are top views of the aircraft and a bottom view of the Phantom to show the bottom pattern of the SEA wraparound scheme. For the Corsair there are ghosted images to show the decal placement underneath the wings. Overall everything you need to both paint the aircraft and get the deals in the right places is on this sheet and also in colour.

As you probably saw in the video and photographs the decals are perfectly in register and with minimal to non-existent backing film.

Conclusion: Overall this is the type of decal sheet that is a good investment as it offers a variety of subjects. Personally I always like things that are a little out of the ordinary and these fit the bill nicely. The decor is themselves looked to be of the usual high quality we get from Iliad.
You can purchase these decals for $12 from

Many thanks to Iliad Design for the review sample.


Paul Tosney – Editor
ModelBuilder International

Paul Tosney

Paul has been with Model Builder International since almost the beginning. He started building models as a boy, and took a hiatus, but started building again a few years ago. He builds pretty much anything, but mostly WW2, with a smattering of modern and the occasional SciFi model.


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