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Dutch Decals - Various

Dutch Decal

 

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Catalogue Number: 48025 - Swordfish; Beech Navigator; Catalina; Meteor F.8; C-47.
48026 - Fokker D-XXI; Kingfisher; DB-7B Boston
48027 - F-16; C-47; Meteor F.4; Meteor T.7; Avenger
48028 - B-25C Mitchell; CW-21B Interceptor; Ryan STM-2; Firefly Mk.I
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 1 x 75mm x 203mm (3" x 8") decal sheet; 1 x double sided, black-and-white instruction sheet.
Price: 12.95 Dutch Guilders each (approximately US$5.40)
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Broad range of subjects; colourful selection; not many other Dutch options in the marketplace; inexpensive
Disadvantages: Roundels not included (but triangles are!)
Recommendation: Highly Recommended for any modeller wanting to build Dutch subjects

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

FirstLook

 

With an ever-increasing number of good model kits available, the modeller's focus must sometimes shift to a desire for their model to look different.

Dutch Decal offers the ability to individualise a whole range of kits in Dutch markings. Dutch Decal have shown no favour to mainstream manufacturers - their obvious intent is to cover as many Dutch subjects as possible, be they injection moulded plastic, short-run resin or vacform. Some rare kits are represented, including the tough-looking CW-21 Interceptor (available as a vacform model from Sierra Scale Models) and Beech Navigator.

The registration on all four of these small decal sheets was perfect, and colour saturation and sharpness look great.

The decals include WWII style orange triangle markings where appropriate, but the later Dutch roundels are not supplied. These will have to be sourced from sheet 72029.

I was pleased to see stencil details for the Meteor F.8, as the Aeroclub kit decals were poor. The replacements look very good.

Highly Recommended for anyone contemplating a Dutch aircraft subject.

Thanks to Luuk from Dutch Decal for the samples


Orion decals and accessories are available at the Dutch Decal Website


Review Copyright 2000 by Brett Green
Page Created 03 August, 2000
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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