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48.40 - one decal sheet, colour cover and A4 black and
||Interesting but straightforward
markings on low-viz scheme reduces the risk of a crushing failure; full
national markings and legible stencils supplied; decals in register.
Reviewed by Paul Gillan
Edge Decals are available online from Squadron.com
The latest CF-18 Hornet commemorative scheme decal sheet from
Leading Edge Models is the “3 Wing 2000 Special”. The decals are supplied for a
single aircraft (188797) and it is, surprisingly, a low visibility scheme. This
is a feature not normally associated with the Canadian Forces Hornet
commemorative markings of recent times.
This 1/48 decal sheet (P/N 48.40) is packed in a zip lock bag with a full colour
cover card and a black and white instruction sheet. The sheet appears to be
perfectly in register.
A stylized eagle and four maple leaves dominate the outboard side of both
vertical tails. A large ‘2000’ is prominent in the forward lower corner and a
425 ‘Allouette’ SQN marking features on the upper part of the tail. Ground crew
names are also included as is the aircrews.
A full set of national markings, aircraft serials and stencils are provided.
These markings and stencils are very comprehensive, beautifully printed and
extremely legible. Also included are decals for the hook stripes, false canopy,
formation ‘strip’ lights and the wing leading edge tape.
The single page instruction sheet is very well laid out and provides the
modeller with the required information to accurately place all the markings and
Click the thumbnails below to view
While not the most vibrant colour scheme available for Canadian Hornets, it does
offer modellers fearful of huge decal sheets (that’s me) an opportunity to build
something different without fear of crushing failure when it comes to decaling.
The Hornet decal sheet range can be viewed at
Thanks to Dave Koss at Leading Edge for the review sample
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Last updated 22 July, 2003
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