Last updated on 16 September 2020
Welcome to DACO's website.
31 years ago, on 7 September 1989 to be exactly, DACO Products was officially registered as a company, after already being active for several years in designing decals as a hobby...
It all started when I designed & 'printed' my very first decals when I was 15-16 years old (40 years ago). Using a special copier that could not only print standard black but also various 'solid colours' like white, yellow, red & blue, I was able to create my own Belgian Air Force F-16A markings that didn't exist on the market. And after entering the model at a local model contest I had so many requests for these decals that I started to search for a screen printer which was familiar with printing decals... Artwork was created with Chinese ink & paper on larger scale and afterwards reduced by xerox copiers. Several years later this step was replaced by big black studio's with special camera's to create the various screen films, until the first Apple was purchased, a MacIntosh IIfx, allowing to make films directly from artwork files.
30+ years later I've published my eleventh book, the long awaited "Uncovering the F-15A/B Eagle", and I'm trying to finish the instructions and decals for my upcoming 1/32 Fouga Magister kit.
I never imaged that kind of progress 30 years ago ...
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A complete catalogue list of all products with their prices can be found here
The 'Payment info' page can be accessed here
The 1/32 Fouga Magister project is still steadily progressing. During the 30-Years DACO Anniversary week three 1/32 Fouga Magister Kits were raffled and these are the lucky winners:
The realisation of the instruction booklet is a small nightmare, and - aside the decal design - is the main reason for the delay of the release.
All pictures can be found here
During the 30-Years DACO Anniversary week three 1/32 Fouga Magister Kits were raffled and these are the lucky winners:
Luc Hoste from Belgium
Luc Colin, also from Belgium
Dirk Bruse from Germany
And by popular demand: 'Uncovering the Lockheed-Martin F-16 A/B/C/D
is being reprinted too!
Same pictures as the original publication of 2001, but with an improved layout
Orders on both titles are now taken
and preview pages are shown here and here
F-16 Fighting Falcon
Available in all THREE scales
The latest bible in the 'Uncovering the...' range uncovers the EE Lightning, the particular RAF jet of the '60 -'70s, showing all the outside and inside details that you're used to get from DACO!
Preview pages are shown here
On popular demand the long time sold-out F-14 Tomcat book has been reprinted.
Preview pages are shown here
DACO is slowly working on the release of a new kit:
a highly detailed and very accurate Fouga Magister in 1/32nd scale
Previews are given here
* "Soft" for thin decals and easy panel line applications
* "Medium" for normal decal use
* "Strong" for thick and heavy decal work
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