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Fiat CR.42
Part One

 

1/48 Scale

 

 

Sky Models Decals

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 48-036
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 1 Sheet of decals with 12 pages of subjects and colour chart.
Price:  
Review Type: Decal Review.
Advantages: Large number of subjects, good colour density and register.
Disadvantages: Requires careful separation from the main sheet due to the closeness of the many subjects on the sheet.
Recommendation: Recommended.

 


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Reviewed by Dale Smith

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

This is the second decal sample that I have received from this manufacturer, and like the P-47 sheet reviewed earlier, this product will keep the ardent CR 42 fanatic busy for ages.

35 different subjects are covered on the sheet.

Most of the aircraft are Italian but for something different there is a scattering of other CR.42 operators such as a Sweden (from 1942) and also 2 aircraft of the Belgian Airforce in 1940.

Most of the Italian selection are wartime aircraft, however the CR 42 prototype from 1938 is covered, as well as a twin seat trainer version and a number of aircraft from the early post war era of 1945 and 1946. A number of the subjects are also covered that did not have the wheel strut covers fitted.

The decals are very nicely printed by 'Cartograf' in Italy, and my sample had excellent registration and colour density. Decal film is also at a minimum, so silvering will not be a big problem when they are applied.

Careful separation of the subject chosen will be needed from the main decal sheet due to the closeness of all the choices.

The artwork in the instructions is black and white, however a nice touch on the rear page is a chart that supplies paint matches to all the colours needed, with reference to FS , Humbrol, Molak, Tamiya, Gunze, Model Master and Mr Kit.

 


 

Conclusion

 

This is another nice selection of subjects from 'Sky Models' for those 1/48 CR 42 kits you have stashed away in the model cupboard. The only problem I can envisage , and its a hard one, is choosing which aircraft to model from the large selection given.

Recommended.

Thanks to Ken from Pacific Coast Models for the review sample.


Sky Models Decals are available from Pacific Coast Models Website


Review Copyright 2002 by Dale Smith
Page Created 15 March, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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