This new sheet from Leading Edge Models
provides enough markings to produce almost any CF-101 Voodoo that saw service
with the Canadian Armed Forces in the later scheme.
decal set consists of one full size sheet and one half sheet which, between
them, includes all the unit markings, numbers and codes, stencilling and
National insignia required to produce the chosen airframe.
The decals are beautifully printed with bright, solid and crisp colours, they
seem reasonably thin and have very minimal carrier film. The registration of
complicated and multi coloured items such as the unit insignia is spot on. A
nice touch is the inclusion of a large example of the Canadian Air Defence
Command badge which could be used as a nice feature on a display base if the
modeller so desires. Unit markings are provided for 409 "Night Hawk", 410
"Cougar", 414 "Black Night" and 416 "lynx" Squadrons as well as the ADC logo as
applied for the "William Tell" Air Defence Weapons Meet in 1981. In fact, three
different styles of 416 badges are supplied to cover variations. The stencilling
is very crisp and thorough, even extending to items for the undercarriage legs
as well as the option of filling in some of the vents on the airframe and
reproducing them with decals too (I guess this might make it easier than trying
to get some of the decals to conform to such awkward shapes?). The only real
down side to this set is that, with decals provided for so many variations,
there are only enough stencils and National markings do do one machine from this
The instruction sheets include a colour "title sheet" as with most Leading
Edge sets and four(!) black and white decal placement and painting guide sheets.
Twelve airframes are illustrated but with the separate numbers provided I
imagine it would be possible to do almost any machine you might choose to do.
The instruction sheets give very clear and helpful information for each of the
airframes illustrated such as the different styles and shapes of the red or blue
wing bands applied to some of the jets and an explanation of the "odd" yellow or
brownish colour as seen on some of the painted aluminium examples. A bonus
inclusion is one example painted in a temporary, water based brown and green
camouflage scheme for a Maple Flag exercise. In line with the rest of the
instructions, suggestions are provided as to how the modeller might best achieve
the temporary and washed out look of this finish.
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With the recent reappearance of the very nice 1/48 scale Monogram Voodoo kit
on the hobby shop shelves, this set will provide the modeller with some high
quality options for their model.
If you have the inkling to do a Canadian Voodoo, then this is certainly the
sheet to use (and if you're undecided, get the sheet anyway. It might make your
mind up for you.
Thanks to Dave Koss at Leading Edge for the review sample
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