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Fiat CR.42
Part Two

1/48 Scale



Sky Models Decals


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 48-037
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 1 Sheet of decals with 40 subjects and 12 pages of subjects and colour chart.
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


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This is the second set of decals from this manufacturer covering the Fiat CR 42 and like the earlier sheet, will keep the ardent CR 42 fanatic busy for ages. 40 different aircraft are supplied on this sheet. Most of the subject aircraft are Italian , but for something different, there is a smattering of other airforce aircraft such as a number of aircraft flown by the Luftwaffe in 1944, a captured aircraft flown by the RAF at Martlesham Heath in 1940, and 3 subjects from the Hungarian Air Force during the 1940s.

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 should not be a big problem when they are applied. The individual decals will have to be carefully removed due to the crowded nature of the sheet..

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.




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. Again, the only problem I can envisage , and its a hard one, is choosing which aircraft to model from the large selection given.


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 03 April, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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