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KLM, KNILM &
KLM Kroonduif

Constellation, DC-2, DC-3, DC-6
DC-3 and Beaver
Lockheed 14 and Spitfire LF Mk.IXc

 

      

Dutch Decal "Cloud Master"

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number,  Scale and Price:
  • Cloud Master 72/17 Constellation, DC-2, DC-3, DC-6 KLM and KNILM registration markings; 1/72 scale, 8.39 (approx. USD$7.30)

  • Cloud Master 72/18 DC-3 and Beaver; 1/72 scale,
    12.02  (approx. USD$10.50)

  • Cloud Master 48/1 Lockheed 14 and Spitfire LF Mk.IXc 1/48 scale,
    8.39 (approx. USD$7.30)

Contents and Media: Each includes one  8" x 11" decal sheet and a black-and-white instruction sheet.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Ambitious, large subjects; high quality decals; handy inclusions (eg curtains, cheat lines etc) inexpensive.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended 

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

FirstLook

 

Dutch Decals latest releases in the Cloud Master series continue to tackle the big subjects. The first Cloud Master offering in 1/48 scale is also present in this batch of decals.

All three releases supply a full A4 size decal sheet permitting the construction of some interesting options. Specifically, each sheet includes:

 

Cloud Master 72/17

This is a full A4 sized decal sheet with black and orange registration letters of various sizes suitable for 1/72 scale models of Constellation, DC-2, DC-3 and DC-6 aircraft in KLM or KNILM colours (click thumbnail to the right to view larger image).

Instructions are supplied in both Dutch and English.


 

Cloud Master 72/18

This is another full sized sheet in 1/72 scale, this time for Italeri's DC-3 and Hobbycraft's Beaver. This large sheet includes markings for four DC-3s and a single Beaver. All the DC-3s feature the red, white and blue rudder. Decals are supplied for the red and blue sections - nice touch! One of the DC-3s wears two broad yellow fuselage and wing bands over natural metal, two more are overall natural metal and the remaining subject has a white upper fuselage with orange upper wings! The 1/72 scale Beaver is similarly marked to this colourful DC-3.

 

 

The big decal sheet includes cheat lines and even curtains for the windows of the DC-3.


 

Cloud Master 48/1

This sheet provides markings for five overall natural metal Lockheed 14 "Super Electra" airliners.

 

 

The Classic Airframes Hudson I kit should be used for these subjects. A single Spitfire LF Mk. IXc in overall orange is also included.


 

Registration and colour saturation on all sheets is very good on all sheets.

These decal sheets will be a good way to achieve a very different finish to any of the subject aircraft.

Recommended.

Thanks to Luuk from Dutch Decal for the samples


Dutch Decals are available at the Dutch Decal Website


Review Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Page Created 06 March, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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